Shawne Major 


Born in New Iberia, LA — 1968

Surface Tension  Martha Wood Gallery Midtown, Atlanta, GA, Jun-Jul, solo
Collective Memory  — Callan Contemporary, New Orleans, LA, Jan, solo
Monkey Mind — Moreau Art Gallery, St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN, Oct, solo
Ravens and Crows —Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, Ocean Springs, MS, Aug-Sep, solo
Rhyme and Reason: The Art of Shawne Major—Hilliard Museum of Art, Lafayette, LA, Sep- Dec, solo
On a Darkling Plain — Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, Apr- Jun, solo
Fetish — Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Jan- Feb, solo
Tickle: New Works by Shawne Major — Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA, May, solo
Love Calls Us to the Things of This World— Irvine Contemporary, Washington, DC, Apr solo
The Sacred Space of Shawne Major — Opelousas Museum of Art, Opelousas, LA, Feb-Apr solo
Recent Fiber Works by Shawne Major & Christine Tedesco
— Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, Jan-Mar
Apogee — Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, May-Jun solo
Intrinsic Value: Works by Shawne Major— Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA, Apr-May solo
Coffee Milk — Fine Arts Gallery, University of New Orleans Lakefront, New Orleans, Jan-Feb solo
Portal to Portal — Architects & Artists Space, Lafayette, LA, Nov solo
Hegemony Pajamas — Galerie Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, Apr-May solo
Bricolage/Montage: Shawne Major/Linda Frese — NOCCA Riverfront, New Orleans, Feb-Mar

Scope Art Fair— Callan Contemporary, Miami, FL, Dec
Trivial Pursuits: Obsession’s Allure — Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, Oct-Jan
Front & Center: Group Show — Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL, Nov-Jan
Sputnik 1 — Boyd Satellite Gallery, New Orleans, LA, Aug
One Thousand Words — Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA May- Jul
Dazzling Dancing Beads —  North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND, Apr - May
Her Infinite Variety —Barristers Gallery, New Orleans, LA, Mar- Apr
INTERWOVEN: Art.Craft.Design. — Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA Jan- Mar
Fresh Fruit for Rotten Vegetables —Barristers Gallery, New Orleans, LA, Feb- Mar
— Homespace Gallery, New Orleans, LA, Dec
Reflections — Heriard/Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA Nov
Luxuriant Refuse—Pearl Fincher Museum, Spring, TX May- Aug
Today’s Visual Language: Southern Abstraction, A Fresh Look — Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Al, Apr - Sep
RAW — Homespace Gallery, New Orleans, LA, Jan - Feb
Texas Contemporary Art Fair —Texas Gallery, Houston, TX, Oct
Old Methods, New Visions: Three Louisiana Artists — LA Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA Aug-Oct
Artists Tribute I: Irvine Contemporary, Washington, DC, Jun-Jul
Fresh – Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA, Ju}
War Channel — Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA, Jan-Jul
Visiting Artist Exhibition — On the Edge Gallery, NOCCA Institute, New Orleans, LA, Jan- Feb
Here, There, and Everywhere
— Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX, Sep-Oct
Tradition/Innovation — Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA . Jul-Sep
40 — Texas Gallery, Houston TX, Jun-Jul
Scope Art Fair
— Irvine Contemporary, Miami, FL, Dec
Aspect:Ratio2 — Irvine Contemporary, Washington, DC, Jan
Muses – Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA, Jan
Scope Art Fair
— Irvine Contemporary, Miami, FL, Dec
Futurity – Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA, Nov
Louisiana Women —River Oaks Art Center, Alexandria, LA Oct-Nov
40 days & 40 Nights — Louisiana State Archive, Baton Rouge, LA, Jul-Sep
Prospect 1. New Orleans Biennial — Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Nov-Jan
Innovation/Tradition — NEA/Southern Arts Federation traveling exhibition beginning at Atlanta History Center, 08-12
Southern Open
— Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, May-Jul
National Association of Women Artists: New Members Exhibition — NAWA Gallery, NYC, Mar
Selections — Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY Jan-Feb
Grendel Miami (during Miami Basel)
— Jack the Pelican Presents, Miami, FL, Dec
Louisiana Gallery Artists Group Exhibition — Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, Dec
Contact/ Gulf Coast Exhibit — Art League of Long Island, Dix Hills, NY, Oct-Nov
Sustained Winds: Before-During-After — Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, Jan-Mar
Exit 101 — Abercrombie Gallery, Lake Charles, LA, Jan-Feb
Legacy: Recent Acquisitions
— Paul & Lulu Hilliard Museum, Lafayette, LA, Dec-Apr
Recent Acquisitions: Paintings and Sculpture — Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, Aug-Nov
Spirit of Place: Art of Acadiana — Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, May-Sep
Art With a Southern Drawl — University of Mobile, Mobile, AL, Apr
Nouveaux Artistes d’Acadiana — Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, Jan-Mar
The Governor’s Mansion 2005 Art Exhibition — Baton Rouge, LA, Nov 04-Apr 06
Spirit of Place: Art of Acadiana — Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, Oct-Jan
Threaded Notions — Galerie Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, Apr-May
Domestic Rituals — Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, NY, Jul-Sep
FestForAll Visual Arts Invitational — Old State Capital, Baton Rouge, LA, May
Fresh Spaces - Fresh Faces — Architects & Artists Space, Lafayette, LA, Jan-Feb
Many Happy Returns — Artists Alliance, Lafayette, LA, Jul-Aug
Herstory — (online exhibition), May-Jul
Workspace Exhibition — Dieu Donne Papermill, NYC, Jan-Feb
Artists Talk on Art, Curator's Choice — Denise Bibro Fine Art, NYC, Sep- Oct
Abstraction 2001 — New Century Artists, NYC, Jun
Über Quilts — Longwood Arts Gallery, Bronx, NY, Mar-Apr}
Window on Jamaica — Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Jamaica, NY, Feb-Apr
3rd Inaugural Exhibit — Millennium Arts Center, Washington, DC, Jan-Feb
Cross Currents — Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Ocean Springs, MS, Aug-Sep
In the Hands of an Artist — Wilmer Jennings Gallery, NYC, Jul-Aug
Celebrating Yaddo Artists — Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY, Jun-Jul
St. Mark’s 2000 — St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, NYC, Mar-Apr

Gambit, (Jan 2,) “An Interview with Mixed Media Artist Shawne Major,” Missy Wilkinson
New Orleans Insider. (Jan. 11,) “Shawne Major at Callan Contemporary,” Eric Bookhardt
New Orleans Advocate, (Jan. 14,) “Shawne major’s Mixed Media Works are Thick with Meaning”,” John Dd’Addario
New Orleans Art Review. (Winter 14-15,) “Gallery Walk,” Marian S McLellan
Country Roads Magazine, (Nov,) ”P3…Plus,” Kristy Christiansen
Mad Hat 15 “Eye on the World,” Edited by Jonathan Penton
Surface Design, (Winter) “Shawne Major: Colossal Collage,” Nick Stillman
The Advocate, (Nov 22,) “I’m Not a Feminist, But…,” Patricia Gannon
Acadiana Lifestyle Magazine, (Jan.,) “10th Annual Most Interesting People,” Lynn Castille, (Aug. 13,) Review of Home and Sputnik, Eric Bookhardt
Gulf, (Jul 31,) Shawne Major ‘s Exhibit Ravens and Crows opens Friday at the Mary C.”
Huffington Post, (Jan. 2,) “Haiku Reviews: Greek Gods, The Wizard of Oz and a Facebook Miracle,” Peter Frank
The Observer, (Oct 16,)” Moreau Welcomes New Exhibits,” Rebecca O’Neil
Sun Herald, (Jul 27,) “Shawne Major Exhibits ‘Ravens and Crows’ at the Mary C.,” Cecily Cummings
Times Picayune, (Jan. 4,) “Bpyd Satellite Gallery, the Must-see Spot on Saturday,” Doug MacCash
Times Picayune, (Mar. 12,) “Arts take Center Stage at SweetArts & Alliance Francaise Galas: Social Scene,” Nell Nolan
008 Magazine, (Nov.,) “Voice and Vision,” Lana Henry
Acadiana Profile Magazine, (Dec. – Jan,) “ Les Artistes: Piecing it Together,” William Kalec, feature, (Oct. 21,) “Not Your Average Festival,” Kris Wartell, (Sept. 6,) “Hilliard Museum Unveils a Fall Full of Art,” Megan Wyatt, photo, (Jun 1,) “’Southern Abstract’ is a Compelling View of a Provocative Art Form,” Thomas B. Rison, photo
Big Bridge, A Webzine of Poetry and Everything Else, 15th Anniversary Issue, Edited by Michael Rothenberg
Burnaway, (Feb 2,) “Katherine Taylor and Shawne Major: Stillness, Clamor, and Fetish,” Brian Hitselbe rger
Daily Iberian, (Sept. 17,) “Rhyme and Reason, Find the Unexpected in Major’s Masterpieces,” Jessica Goff
Felt and Wire, (Sept. 26,) “Creative Chain: Connecting creatives one link at a time,”Emily Potts, Jun 26,) Art Fair Advisor Starts Tenure with a Contemporary Exhibit on, (Sep. 11,) Rhyme and Reason: The Art of Shawne Major, Judith Meriwether
Reclaimed Garbage at Spring’s Hidden Museum,” Tyler Rudick

Sun Herald, (Feb 6,) “WAMA Exhibit reveals the Art in Contemporary Southern Crafts,” Cecily Cummings
“A Unique Slant of Light: The Bicentennial History of Art in Louisiana,” edited by Michael Sartisky, Ph.D and Richard Gruber, Ph.D, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

The Vermilion, (Sept. 11,) “Fall Brings New Crop of La. Bicentennial Exhibits”
The Advocate, (Oct 2,) “LASM Exhibit Blends Tradition, New Artist Ideas,” Robin Miller
Savannah Morning News, (Jun 2,) “Art & Soul: A Celebration of Southern Craft, “ Allison Hersh
The Daily Reveille, (Sep. 7,) “LA. Artists use Unconventional Materials,” Joey Groner
Times Picayune, (Aug. 8,) “210 New Shelters will Keep Bus and Streetcar Riders Dry,” Hannah Miet, photo
Unlikelystories, (Jan,) “Mixed media Visual Art by Shawne Major,” Jonathan Penton
Washington City Paper, (Jun. 16,) “Reviewed: “Tribute 1” at Irvine Contemporary,” Louis Jacobson

2010, (May 15,) “Shawne Major at Heriard -Cimino Gallery,” Natalie Sciortino-Rinehart
Art Lies, (July, Issue 66,) “40,” Wendy Vogel
Brazzaville Art in Embassies Catalogue, Edited by Renee Drake. Art InEmbassies: U.S. Dept. of State
Culturemap Houston, (August 7,) “Woman Power: Texas Gallery’s 40,” Susie Kalil
Dallas Observer, (October 7,) “Here There, & Beyond,” Merritt Martin
dart international, (spring summer) “Picking Cherries in Miami in December,” Douglas Maxwell
Gambit Weekly, (May 17,) “Shawne major’s Tickle and Theresa Honewell’s Fresh Threads,” Eric Bookhardt
Glasstire, Texas Visual Art, (July), “Bless Their Hearts”, Kelly Klaasmeyer
Houston Press, (Jun 24,) “40,” Troy Schulze
Inside Art New Orleans, (May 16, online,) “Major at Heriard-Cimino,” Eric Bookhardt
New Orleans Art Review, (Spring,) “Shawne Major: Sweet & Sour,” Kathy Rodriguez
Art Forum, (Jan,) “Being There, Elizabeth Schambelan”
Art in America, (Feb,) “Deliverance: The Biennial,” Lillie Wei
Art News, (Jan,) “Prospect 1 Review,” John R. Kemp
Art Slant, (Jan,) “Old Mint, New Art,” Eric Wenzel
Creative Loafing, (Dec 9,) ”Satellites, Sculptures and Sex at Art Basel,” Veronica Pastore

Gambit Weekly, (Jan 19), “Muses: Recent Work by Female Artists,” Eric Bookhardt
Louisiana Life Magazine , (Jul, Aug), A Tapestry of Art,” John Kemp, feature
New Orleans Art Review, (Mar, Apr.), “Muses:Anti-Trend”, Terrington Calas
NYFA Current, (Jan 29,) “Reflecting on Prospect 1,” Nicole Caruth
Panorama, (Sept. 13,) “Gallery Exhibition Stresses Relationship of Artist to Society,” Jane G. Collins
Salt lake City Fine Arts Examiner, (June 1), “Interview: Suzanne Fredericq,” Qi Peng
Shawne Major: Works, Catalogue, Edited and published by Martin Irvine and Irvine Contemporary. Washington DC
Times of Acadiana (Jan,) “New Orleans Reinvented”

Washington City Paper, (Apr. 15), “Shawne Major ,” Maura Judkis

American Craft, (Jun/Jul), “Tradition/Innovation,” Sally Hansell, photo
Art Daily., (Mar 19,) “Prospect 1. New Orleans Announces Artists for Biennial”, (Nov. 7,) “Bleeding Heart Biennial,” Walter Robinson
Art News, (Oct), “ Encouraging Wards,” Carly Berwick
Art Voices, (Dec), “ Shawne Major,” Eddie Langieri, feature article
Bigredandshiny, (July 13,) “Louisville Kentucky Art Galleries,” Rita Lombardi
Fiber Arts, (Nov/Dec),” Shawne Major: Spiritual Kitsch,” Stephanie Nelson, feature, photo
The Independent, (Mar 13, Lafayette, LA), “Acadiana Artist Chosen for International Biennial,” Mary Tuttweiler,
The Independent, (Oct 16, Lafayette, LA), “New Orleans Streetcar Shelters GetArt,” Mary Tuttweiler
New American Paintings, No. 76, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA, (Nov. 30,) Huge Biennial Puts Art All Over New Orleans, Eve Troeh
New York Magazine, (Nov. 6,) Five Point Weekend Escape Plan,
Prospect 1. New Orleans. Catalogue, Edited and Curated by Dan Cameron. New York: Picturebox
Studio Visit Magazine, No. 1, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA
Times of Acadiana, (Mar 5, Lafayette, LA), “Sacred Space Brings Tapestries to Opelousas,” Brian Lafaye, feature article
Times Picayune, (Oct 15, New Orleans), “RTA Canal Bus Street Shelters get Art”, Susan Finch
Times Picayune, (Mar 10, New Orleans, LA), “Good Prospects,” Doug MacCash
Gambit Weekly (Feb 20, New Orleans), “Paint Me Something Mister,” Eric Bookhardt
Times of Acadiana (Jul 25, Lafayette, LA), “Lost and Found,” Jan Risher, feature article
Times Picayune (Dec. 9, New Orleans), “Translating the Venice Biennale to New Orleans,” Doug MacCash
ArtInfo (Dec 19,) “Art Basel Miami: Offbeat Highlights from the Fair Trail,” Margery Gordon
Country Roads (Nov, Baton Rouge, LA), “Trailblazers: Artists You Should Know,” J. Richard Gruber
Gambit Weekly (Jun 6, New Orleans), “Tiny Trinkets & Magical Tapestries,” Eric Bookhardt (Jan 29), “Learn More About Katrina,” Jane Wooldridge
New Orleans Art Review (Apr/May/Jun), “esthetica estheticans, natura naturans,” Karl Volkmar
The Advocate(Nov 12, Baton Rouge, LA), “Governor Honors Several with Arts Awards, Fellowships,” Anne Price
Times Picayune (Jun 16, New Orleans), “Buried Treasure,” Doug MacCash
ArtNews (Feb), “Amazing Cross Fertilization,” John R. Kemp, photo
Art Papers (Nov/Dec), “New Orleans Review,” Eric Bookhardt
Gambit Weekly (Jun 7, New Orleans), “Celebrating the Senses,” Eric Bookhardt
Gambit Weekly (Feb 14, New Orleans, LA), “Cajuns for All Occasions,” Eric Bookhardt
Mobile Register (Feb 3, Mobile, AL), “Something to ‘Drawl’ About,” Thomas B. Harrison
Times-Picayune (Jul 01, New Orleans), “Contemporary Cajun,” Doug MacCash, photo
Times-Picayune (Jan 28, New Orleans), “Small Touches of Acadiana,” Doug MacCash
The Advocate (Dec 28), Baton Rouge, LA), “LA Artists Brighten Governor’s Mansion”
The Daily Advertiser (Oct 17, Lafayette, LA), “Newest Arts Center Draws A Crowd,” Beverly Corbell
Times of Acadiana (May 7, Lafayette, LA) "Major Undertaking," Patricia Gannon, feature article
artnet (Sep 19,) "The East Village Revisited," Calvin Reid
Gallery & Studio (Sep 8), "New York Notebook"


Percent for Art Acquisition— City of New Orleans, LA
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency Fellowship — Captiva Island, FL

Career Development Grant — Louisiana Division of the Arts, Baton Rouge, LA
Art Omi International Artists’ Residency —Omi, New York
Joan Mitchell Foundation Career Opportunity Grant
Canal TransArt Public Art Bus Shelter Project, New Orleans
Economic Opportunity Fund Grant — Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation
Artist in Residence — Louisiana Art Works, New Orleans, LA
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Artist Grant
Career Development Grant — Louisiana Division of the Arts, Baton Rouge, LA
Artist Fellowship — Louisiana Division of the Arts, Baton Rouge, LA
Mini-Grant – Louisiana State Division of Arts, Baton Rouge, LA
Artist in Residence — Sculpture Space, Utica, NY
Workspace Fellowship — Dieu Donne Papermill, NYC
Artist in Residence — Corporation of Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
Artist in Residence — Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

·   City of New Orleans Permanent Collection
·   Francis Greenburger Collection —New York, NY
·   Hilliard Museum of Art — Lafayette, LA
·   New Orleans Museum of Art — New Orleans, LA
·   Ogden Museum of Southern Art — New Orleans, LA
·   Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institute of American Art—  Washington, DC
·   Frederick Weisman Foundation— Los Angeles, CA
·   US Art in Embassies — Brazzaville, Congo

MFA — Sculpture, 1995, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
BFA — Painting, 1991, University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA