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Shannon Rankin  Rangeley, ME

'Germinate (5000 Seeds)'
Map, paper, pins, adhesive
Map, pins, adhesive, paper, graphite

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About Shannon

Shannon Rankin was born in California in 1971 and currently lives and works in Rangeley, Maine. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine (1997). Her recent solo exhibitions include Fathom, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine (2011) and Disperse / Displace, Gallery Voss, Düsseldorf, Germany (2010). Her work is included in private and public collections both nationally and internationally. Select group exhibitions include Moving Maps, EPFL Rolex Learning Center, Lausanne, Switzerland; Maps, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, Maine, and Constructed Territory, Wright State University, Ohio. Her work has been featured in Elephant, Maine Home and Design, Maine Magazine, Papercraft 2, Data Flow 2, and Perfect Paper. Recent awards include the 2010 Center for Maine Contemporary Art Biennial Juror’s Prize, and residencies at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Nebraska, and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont.

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10 of 27 reactions displayed

"MY SLIGHT CRITIQUEpic a; attempt to assimilate in wholeness, the integral patterns of the sunpic b; plotting independently, a series of geographic destinations,on a single platform."

"i like it, very good job :)"

"Great work! Great work on the website too!"

"Love it, it plays tricks on my eyes so I see a pattern a bit above the center that swirls left to right like it's on some sort of track."

"WOW!!! that is awesome, what time and care this took. I aplaude you. :)"

"Omg!! i love it! this is the type of art i love, turning simple things into something chic and beautiful! so cool!"

"i love it :D"

"The more i look at it the more i love it"

"The eye of the artist never ceases to amaze me, the fact that Shannon can see the subtle colors of maps and then use them to form a brillant and intricate pattern that lends beauty and movement to the eye is astounding."

"this is how i feel in a new city."

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