Shawn Shepherd

New City Heights, 2022

Monoprint, ink and coloured pencil

11.4 × 18 in

 18 x


 46 x



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About the work

In the monoprint New City Heights the artist has utilized found vintage printing plates to construct a cityscape that reflects the current development surge in the city Shepherd lives in. The move to increase population density in the downtown core added to the inflated cost of living is signified by the street sign arrow pointing up in the bottom of the image. The artist considers himself a “Downtowner” and this print is an extension of his ongoing series of anonymous portrait prints titled Downtowners.

Medium Prints
Signature Signed
Frame Unframed
Condition Excellent
Seller Artist
Location Victoria, Canada
Provenance The Artist

Shawn Shepherd


Multidisciplinary artist Shawn Shepherd has taken part in various facets of the Victoria, BC, art scene for thirty years, as an art collector, art dealer, curator, art teacher, graphic designer, publisher, and art jurist. Regional media channels SHAW TV, CTV, and CFUV Radio have interviewed Shepherd as well as newspapers and magazines such as: Boulevard Magazine, Focus Magazine, Galleries West, Monday Magazine, subTerrain Magazine, The Globe & Mail, Times Colonist, and Yam Magazine.

Born in Windsor, Ontario, Shepherd is heavily influenced by the blue collar assembly line work ethics of his upbringing as well as the US American media that dominated the popular culture of his town of birth. His paintings, sculptures, appliqué, drawings and prints have been informed by art history, human identity, and the discards of commercial culture. Shepherd is a colourist with an emphasis on the object as he borrows materials and subject matter from various aspects of the urban environment around him to realize the concepts that inform his work. Shepherd’s latest work examines the juncture of art and the economy. Shepherd’s graphic and colourful imagery recalls the Pop genre but offers a complex layering of concept and application, nothing is as simple as it appears in the artist’s work regardless of the medium.

The University of Victoria (2019), BC Arts Council (2018), City of Victoria (2017) and the Canada Council for the Arts (2012) have awarded Shepherd with grants. His work has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Campbell River Art Gallery, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Deluge Contemporary Art, Kamloops Art Gallery, Nanaimo Art Gallery and Open Space Art Society. His paintings and prints are held in public gallery collections such as the Campbell River Art Gallery, Comox Valley Art Gallery, University of Victoria, University of Texas, Kamloops Art Gallery, and corporate collections including Deborah Page Projects, De Hoog & Kierulf Architects, D.H. Moore Architect Inc. and TD Bank; as well as private collections in Canada, China, England, Japan, Switzerland and the USA. Shepherd holds an MFA (Visual Arts) from the University of Victoria.


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