Lens based artist Shawn Bush grew up in Detroit, Michigan, a city whose civic history and geographic locations has profoundly influenced the way he thinks about space within the American socio-political landscape. He is interested in over-built systems, failing icons and crumbled mythologies. Bush earned a BFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago and an MFA in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design. He has lectured about his personal practice at various East Coast institutions including the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Rhode Island School of Design.
Bush is the recipient of the 2016 T.C. Colley grant for excellence in lens-based works and a finalist for PDN’s 30 in 2018. His debut artist book A Golden State won first prize in the handmade category at the 2016 Lucie Photobook Prize in New York City and is included in several noted collections, including the Griffin Museum of Photography in Boston, MA. A Golden State was recently published by Skylark Edition.
Image Credits © Shawn Bush