Approved: 10.09.2012

Shaun James


Approved: 10.09.2012

Artist Statement

The work I make has no singular direction. Instead I attempt to engage inductively with variables - playing, accumulating and allowing a process to activate, dictate or guide an outcome. My work finds its current resting place between sculptural form and practical tool. These pieces of equipment are schizophrenic: shifting between one thing and another. I designed them to have functions – simple functions like producing a single mark or collecting fluff but in operating them the extent of outcomes is realised. The outcomes suggest new directions and potential futures continuing the notion that the simplest act upon an object or idea can have a resonating effect.

CV & Education



Cardiff Metropolitan, Masters in Fine Art, 2010 – 2012

University of Wales Institute Cardiff, Bachelor of Fine Art, 2007 – 2010




  • Oreil Davis Open, Group Exhibition, Oreil Davis, Newtown
  • Unit (e), Residency and Exhibition, G39, Cardiff



  • Apparatus – A Series of Operational Guides, Exhibition Profile, Mission Gallery, Swansea
  • Shed Project, Made in Roath, Art Festival, Cardiff
  • Post:Experiments, Solo Exhibition Milkwood Gallery, Cardiff
  • One-Day Collective – BRG, public realm commission, Cardiff
  • BRG stand, Chapter’s Art car-boot, Cardiff
  • Microworld Arcadia – BRG, Genetic MOO, Arcade Cardiff



  • BlowBack - Closing Show, tactileBOSCH, Cardiff
  • I am the Space Where I am, Group Exhibition, Site Festival, Stroud
  • ‘All back to ours’, Pop-up Group Exhibition, Donald Street, Cardiff
  • In Haus, Group Exhibition, Printhaus, Cardiff
  • Masters Exhibition, Cardiff Metropolitan, Cardiff
  • Snakes and Ladders – BRG, Z - Shed, Bristol
  • BRG stand, Chapter’s Art car-boot, Cardiff
  • Ffotogallery Book Art Fair – BRG, Ffotogallery, Cardiff
  • Spatial Development Think Tank – BRG, Chapter’s Festival of Failure, Cardiff



  • Disruption – BRG, Elysium Gallery, Swansea
  • BRG stand, Chapter’s Art car-boot, Cardiff
  • For Love not Money’, global mail-art collaboration, Group Exhibition, 15th Tallinn Print Triennial, Estonia



  • BA Degree Show, Cardiff School of Art and Design, UWIC, Cardiff
  • Tenure, Group Exhibition, tactileBOSCH, Cardiff



  • Impressions, Group Exhibition, Cardiff



  • Blurring Boundaries, Group Exhibition WAVE, Edmonton, Canada and Seoul, Korea


Professional Development


Research and Development Grant, Arts Council Wales, 2013

Axis Out and Beyond: What to do next after graduation, Symposium, Panel Speaker

Axis Out and Beyond Program, Mentoring scheme, participating artist mentored by Amanda Roderick, Director of Mission Gallery

Screen Printing Workshop Leader, Printhaus, Cardiff

Freelance Textile Screen Printer

BRG, Artist collective, Past Member