Shannon Runquist

Shannon  Runquist
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About the Artist:

Shannon Runquist was born is Savannah, Georgia and has spent most of her life in the South. She has lived on St. Simons Island, Georgia and currently resides in the Lowcountry of South Carolina and spends summers on Cape Cod. Spending time near the shore, she has developed a great love for coastal regions and the elements that define them. She has painted and studied in Europe, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.

Runquist has participated in many national and international exhibitions including consecutive years at the Salmagundi Club in New York City and the Salon International. She enjoys traveling and painting en plein air as well as working in her home studio. Her paintings hang in both corporate and private collections in the United States and abroad.

Artist's Statement: “I would like for my paintings to convey a timeless aesthetic. They are often an extension of an emotion at the time I am painting but I hope my work remains ambiguous. I paint what is familiar to me, what I have collected or a place I have been. My favorite paintings are ones that tell a story but leave a little mystery for the viewer.”

BORN
1970, Savannah, Georgia

EDUCATION
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art
Florence Academy of Art @ PAFA
University of Georgia
Gibbes Museum Studio Art
Scottsdale Artist's School
Numerous Workshops in the U.S. & Abroad

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND HONORS
2012
The Bennington Center For The Arts, VT
“Artists For The New Century”

Cashiers NC, Plein Air Paint-Out
Honorable Mention - Juror Julyan Davis

“Four Sight”, Group Show
Horton Hayes Fine Art, Charleston, SC

The Expedition & Beyond :Women Painting Women
Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2011
"6x6 Squared"
Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA

2010
Salmagundi Club Non-Member Juried Exhibition
New York, NY

Autumn Arts Challenge Exhibition
Bucks County Gallery of Fine Art, New Hope PA

Salon International Show
Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2009
Salmagundi Club Non-Member Juried Exhibition
New York, NY

Salon International Show
Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

"Relics",Solo Exhibit
Horton Hayes Fine Art, Charleston, SC

The Autumn Show
Anderson Fine Art, St. Simons, GA

2008
Salmagundi Club Non-Member Juried Exhibition
New York, NY

Artist in Residence - October
Balsam Mountain Preserve, Sylva, NC

2007
Paint America National Juried Exhibit Finalist

"Southern Bounty",Solo Exhibit
Horton Hayes Fine Art, Charleston, SC

2005 American Heart Association Fine Art & Wine Gala - Live Auction Participant
Charleston, SC

Charleston Fine Art Dealers Association Exhibit
The Sanctuary, Kiawah Island, SC

2006
Holiday Group Show
Horton Hayes Fine Art, Charleston, SC

Charleston Symphony Designer Showhouse
Charleston, SC

Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Juried Exhibition
Charleston, SC

South Carolina Signature Show - Award Winner
2006 American Heart Association Fine Art & Wine Gala - Live Auction Participant
Charleston, SC

2005
Holiday Small Works Exhibition
Mark Kelvin Horton Studio Gallery

Charleston Outdoor Painters Association – 2005 Annual Exhibition
Charleston, SC

Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Juried Exhibition
Charleston, SC

Charleston Artists’ Guild - Juried Signature Show
Charleston, SC

2004
Piccolo Spoleto Juried Exhibition - Honorable Mention Award
Charleston, SC

Charleston Outdoor Painters Association, 2004 Annual Exhibition
Charleston, SC

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Charleston Magazine - Savoring The Everyday - Artist Profile - July 2012
National Public Radio - “Your Day” Feature & Interview - July 2012
American Art Collector, "Timeless Treasures", March 2010
Elegant Island Living, "Beach Girl at Heart", November 2009
American Art Collector, "Time & Place", November 2009, Issue 49
American Art Collector, "Timeless Treasures", October 2008, Issue 38
Edible Lowcountry, Article "Food as Art", Fall 2007
Art Galleries & Artists of the South, Volume 5 Issue 2, 2007
Elegant Island Living, October 2007
American Art Collector, May 2007, Issue 19
Carolina Arts, May 2007
Charleston County Parks, Feature & Cover, 2006
The Lantana Life, Feature & Cover, 2006
Carolina Arts, December 2006
Carolina Arts, December 2006
South Carolina Art News Daily, December 2005

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Oil Painters of America
Charleston Outdoor Painters Association

SELECTED CLIENTS AND COLLECTIONS
Roper Heart & Vascular Center
Hospice of Charleston
Lantana Life