Artist Talk: Shawn Creeden

November 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Photograph of Shawn CreedenJoin artists from a range of disciplines in the galleries for lively conversations about works of art on view at the Museum and how they relate to their own practices. The talks are followed by complimentary social hour in the museum cafe.

Shawn Creeden is an artist, musician, DJ, and semi-professional horticulturist. His work examines the complex and often conflicting relationships between human beings and the natural world. His practice shifts among many mediums and formats, including sculpture, installation, drawing, textiles, prints, artist books, dance parties, cable access television, sound and photography. Over the past decade and a half, he has exhibited work, toured, and performed across the United States and in Europe. His explorations into the connections between people and their environments have brought him to remote locations including artist residencies at ACRE in Steuben WI, Epicenter in Green River UT, and two Signal Fire residencies into the backcountry of Arizona. He currently lives in Portland OR, and is pursuing his Masters of Fine Arts in Contemporary Studio Practice at Portland State University’s School of Art + Design.

Program begins at 6 p.m. $5 members, $19.99 non-members, $16.99 seniors. Space is limited. Tickets available online or on site.

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The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.