ABOUT THE ARTIST

“I live through my hands and tools: transforming thick, heavy bone and bronze, meant for massive collisions, into ethereal, otherworldly creations; precious oases in the midst of life.”
SHANE WILSON

artistInspired by the North – the beauty and severity of its extremes – Canadian sculptor Shane Wilson breathes life into the discarded outer garments of arctic impermanence: antler, horn, ivory, tusk, bone; and fixes time in the most ancient of enduring alloys – bronze.

His signature style – the cool logic of a mathematician warmed in the guiding hands of a poet – lives in the uneasy conversation between organic and non-organic abstraction.

Originally from Ontario, Wilson moved to northern British Columbia and then to the Yukon during the 1980s. Conversant in more traditional art forms – drawing, painting, clay sculpture – his interest in working with natural media was sparked after attending an exhibition of antler carvings, the rugged and tactile artifacts appealing to his sense of discovery.

After a short period of experimentation, Wilson honed the techniques necessary to express his unique vision while exploring the fragile limits of natural media as diverse as fossilized wooly mammoth tusk and whale baleen.

His bronze ‘Skullpture Series’ includes cast and carved skulls of wolf, seal, grizzly and black bear, human, wolverine and, as centrepiece, a combination cast bronze moose skull with carved moose antlers entitled ‘Gaia’.

Wilson has taught the art of antler carving at Red Deer College, in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, and continues to share his craft with artists and collectors around the World.

In 2012 Shane Wilson was commissioned by the internationally renowned design firm Yabu Pushelberg to create a signature showpiece for the opening of Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. His stunning ‘Candle Ice Two’ double-antler sculpture graces the west lobby.

Wilson lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia with his wife Miranda Atwood.

 

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press & events

  • Arabella Magazine Article, December 2015 - ‘Simply blown away! This author gets me.’

  • Red Deer College - Series Summer School of the Arts - ‘Antler Carving Course, July 25 - 29, 2016 - Registrations accepted early January!’

  • Yukon Arts Centre Gallery Blog, Dec 10, 2014 - ‘Yukon is home to most of my sculpture held in permanent public collections.’

  • Four Seasons Magazine Article, June 10, 2013 - ‘Still need to pinch myself from time to time: delighted to have been involved in this project!’

  • Outdoor Lifestyle Magazine Article, April 22, 2015 - ‘Great exposure in a fresh Canadian design magazine.’

  • High Fructose Magazine Article, May 12, 2015 - ‘A contemporary art social media extravaganza!’

GET IN TOUCH

For more information, or to contact Shane Wilson, please use the form below .

CONTACT INFO

Email: shane@shanewilson.com

Phone: (250) 667-4259

Address: 1273 Marina Way, Nanoose Bay, B.C. Canada V9P 9C1

 

Artist Agent: Susan Stanley

Email: susan@theartistproj.com

Phone: 1-867-668-225

 

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