Shaun Gladwell’s works in performance, video, painting and sculpture are inspired by and critically-engage personal history, memory, art history and contemporary culture. Gladwell is a champion ‘freestyle’ skateboarder and often explores the relationship of the body in space and the culture of extreme sports, in particular the practice of skateboarding.
Shaun Gladwell was born in 1972 and grew up in Sydney’s western suburbs. He completed an Honours degree at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney and postgraduate research at the College of Fine Arts (COFA), University of New South Wales. In 2001 he completed Associate Research at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and has since undertaken numerous residencies and commissions. His work has been exhibited in major national and international exhibitions and was selected to exhibit at the 52nd International Art Exhibition at
the Venice Biennale in 2007.
Shaun Gladwell is represented by Sherman Galleries (Sydney).
Shaun Gladwell Storm Sequence 2000
Still from DVD
videography: Técha Noble
sound: Kazumichi Grime
commissioned by Peter Fay
Courtesy the artist and Sherman Galleries (Sydney)