Bradlee Shanks

Associate Professor, Printmaking and Drawing
MFA, Arizona State University
Phone: 813.974.2360
Email: shanks@usf.edu
Office: FAH 116

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Bradlee Shanks, Associate Professor in Drawing and Printmaking, has been a printmaking artist throughout his career having exhibited in over 150 national and international group exhibitions. Shanks work is in collections including The Fogg Museum in Boston, the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris and the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City. Shanks received his MFA from Arizona State University in 1986 and since then has taught at USF.

Shanks is a recognized leader in the area of digitally mediated printmaking. His goal is to use the technology to foment artistic improvisation, maintaining its transparency within the interpretation of the final work. Shanks manipulates representation and context, constructing a highly-detailed reality, creating implicit analogies for human experience. His photographic and digital process yields an artful, intricate design and expert craftsmanship.

Shanks has exhibited in over 150 national and international group exhibitions including the 2007 Wrexham Print International, Boston Printmakers 2007 North American Print Biennial, 31st Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, 2006 Colorprint USA, and Print Arts Northwest Currents 2006. Solo exhibitions include such venues as: the University of Alabama, Auburn University, University of Georgia, University of Alaska, and Tampa area galleries.

He has served as a panelist and demonstrator at numerous national and international printmaking conferences. Shanks work is in collections including The Fogg Museum in Boston, the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City.

Shanks received a BFA from the University of South Dakota (Magna cum laude) and an MFA from Arizona State University in 1986 and since then has taught at USF