Shauna McGowan is a screen printer, art facilitator and illustrator based in Ireland. She studied Fashion and Textile design and specializes in screen-printing. Her background enables her to illuminate diverse surfaces with her strong graphic drawing skills. Her signature pieces are unique screen prints on leather. She has also studied surface design for leather at the London College of Fashion.
Shauna’s work explores mythological narratives. Personal grief led to the realization that when we pass, we too become myths. Shauna is fascinated by personal histories and the search for permanence in a transient world. Her work examines life, death and grief through a vibrant use of colour and imagery on tactile surfaces. She considers the preservation of mythology to be of fundamental importance; in this rapidly evolving digital world myths and mystery are being eliminated from our lives.
Shauna’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout Ireland, China, Finland, and Brussels, Arizona and most recently in New Zealand at the Art at Wharepuke Gallery. Past exhibitions include a solo show at Ards Arts Centre entitled ‘Machi’, ‘24 Frames Per Second’ at Queens Film Theatre which was a joint exhibition with celebrated illustrator Mark Reihill, ‘Another Dimension’ at the F.E McWilliams Gallery, and ‘Deep Time’ at the Ulster Museum. She has been awarded residencies at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre and Cill Rialaig, County Kerry.