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Images from
Rhyme and Reason: The Art of Shawne Major
featuring works 1999-2012 at
Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
Lafayette, Louisiana
Photographs by Mike Smith

from Rhyme and Reason: The Art of Shawne Major at Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum. Photo by Mike Smith


from Rhyme and Reason: The Art of Shawne Major at Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum. Photo by Mike Smith


from Rhyme and Reason: The Art of Shawne Major at Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum. Photo by Mike Smith


from Rhyme and Reason: The Art of Shawne Major at Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum. Photo by Mike Smith


from Rhyme and Reason: The Art of Shawne Major at Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum. Photo by Mike Smith



Solo & Two Person Exhibitions

2017

Title TBA— Isaac Delgado Fine Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA, Aug-Sep

2016

Spotlight on Shawne Major— Hilliard Museum of Art, Lafayette, LA, Dec-May 2015

2015

Collective Memory: Works by Shawne Major— Callan Contemporary, New Orleans, LA, Jan
Shawne Major: Surface Tension— Marcia Wood Gallery Midtown, Atlanta, GA, Jun-Jul

2013

Shawne Major: Monkey Mind—Moreau Art Gallery, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN, Oct
Shawne Major—Ravens and Crows—Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, Ocean Springs, MS, Aug-Sep,

2012

Rhyme and Reason: The Art of Shawne Major—Hilliard Museum of Art, Lafayette, LA, Sep-Dec
Shawne Major: On a Darkling Plain—Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, Apr-Jun
Shawne Major: Fetish—Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Jan-Feb

2010

Tickle: New Works by Shawne Major—Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA, May

2009

Shawne Major: Love Calls Us to the Things of This World—Irvine Contemporary, Washington, DC, Apr

2008

The Sacred Space of Shawne Major—Opelousas Museum of Art, Opelousas, LA, Feb-Ap

2007

Recent Fiber Works by Shawne Major & Christine Tedesco—Ogden Museum of Southern Art,
          New Orleans, Jan-Mar

2006

Apogee—Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, May-Jun
Intrinsic Value: Works by Shawne Major—Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA, Apr-May

2005

Coffee Milk—Fine Arts Gallery, University of New Orleans Lakefront, New Orleans, Jan-Feb

2004

Portal to Portal—Architects & Artists Space, Lafayette, LA, Nov

2003

Hegemony Pajamas—Galerie Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, Apr-May
Bricolage/Montage: Shawne Major/Linda Frese—NOCCA Riverfront, New Orleans, Feb-Mar



Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

Intersections of Gender and Place— MS Univ. for Women Galleries, Columbus, MS, Oct.

2016

20th Century Louisiana Artists — LSU Museum of Art at the Shaw Center, Baton Rouge, LA, Mar-Dec
Art in Embassies—Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Jun 2016-Dec 2018
Conjurers: Artists Imbue the Ordinary—Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Richmond, VA, Sep - Dec
Louisiana Contemporary—Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA, Aug-Sep
Gallery Walk at Terminus—Terminus, Atlanta, LA, Mar-Jun

2015

Scope Art Fair— Callan Contemporary, Miami, FL, Dec
Objects of Interest: Recent Acquisitions for the Permanent Collection—Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, Sep-Feb

2014

Scope Art Fair— Callan Contemporary, Miami, FL, Dec
Trivial Pursuits: Obsession's Allure —Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, Oct-Jan

2013

Front & Center: Group Show—Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL, Nov-Jan
Sputnik 1—Boyd Satellite Gallery, New Orleans, LA, Aug
One Thousand Words—Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, May-July
Dazzling Dancing Beads—North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND, Apr-May
Her Infinite Variety—Barristers Gallery, New Orleans, LA, Mar-Apr
Fresh Fruit for Rotten Vegetables—Barristers Gallery, New Orleans, LA, Feb

2012

V—Homespace Gallery, New Orleans, LA, Dec
Reflections—Heriard/Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA, Nov
Luxuriant Refuse—Pearl Fincher Museum, Spring, TX May - Aug
Today�s Visual Language: Southern Abstraction, A Fresh Look—Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL, Apr - Sep
RAW—Homespace Gallery, New Orleans, LA, Jan

2011

Texas Contemporary Art Fair—Texas Gallery, Houston, TX, Oct
Old Methods, New Visions: Three Louisiana Artists—LA Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA Aug-Oct
Artists Tribute I—Irvine Contemporary, Washington, DC, Jun-Jul
Fresh—Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA, Jun
Visiting Artist Exhibition—On the Edge Gallery, NOCCA Institute, New Orleans, LA, Jan-Feb

2010

Here, There, and Everywhere—Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX, Sep-Oct
Tradition/Innovation—Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA . Jul-Sep
40—Texas Gallery, Houston TX, Jun-Jul

2009

Scope Art Fair—Irvine Contemporary, Miami, FL, Dec
Aspect:Ratio2—Irvine Contemporary, Washington, DC, Jan
Muses—Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA, Jan

2008

Scope Art Fair—Irvine Contemporary, Miami, FL, Dec
Futurity—Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA, Nov
Louisiana Women—River Oaks Art Center, Alexandria, LA Oct-Nov
40 days & 40 Nights—Louisiana State Archive, Baton Rouge, LA, Jul-Sep
Prospect 1. New Orleans Biennial—Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Nov-Jan
Innovation/Tradition—NEA/Southern Arts Federation traveling exhibition beginning at Atlanta History Center, 08-12

2007

Southern Open—Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, May-Jul
National Association of Women Artists: New Members Exhibition—NAWA Gallery, NYC, Mar
Selections—Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY Jan-Feb

2006

Grendel Miami(during Miami Basel)—Jack the Pelican Presents, Miami, FL, Dec
Louisiana Gallery Artists Group Exhibition—Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, Dec
Contact/ Gulf Coast Exhibit—Art League of Long Island, Dix Hills, NY, Oct-Nov
Sustained Winds: Before-During-After—Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, Jan-Mar
Exit 101—Abercrombie Gallery, Lake Charles, LA, Jan-Feb

2005

Legacy: Recent Acquisitions—Paul & Lulu Hilliard Museum, Lafayette, LA, Dec-Apr
Recent Acquisitions: Paintings and Sculpture—Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, Aug-Nov
Spirit of Place: Art of Acadiana—Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, May-Sep
Art With a Southern Drawl—University of Mobile, Mobile, AL, Apr
Nouveaux Artistes d'Acadiana—Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, Jan-Mar

2004

The Governor's Mansion 2005 Art Exhibition—Baton Rouge, LA, Nov 04-Apr 06
Spirit of Place: Art of Acadiana—Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, Oct-Jan
Threaded Notions—Galerie Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, Apr-May

2003

Domestic Rituals—Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, NY, Jul-Sep
FestForAll Visual Arts Invitational—Old State Capital, Baton Rouge, LA, May
Fresh Spaces - Fresh Faces—Architects & Artists Space, Lafayette, LA, Jan-Feb

2002

Many Happy Returns—Artists Alliance, Lafayette, LA, Jul-Aug
Herstory—ManhattanArts.com (online exhibition), May-Jul
Workspace Exhibition—Dieu Donne Papermill, NYC, Jan-Feb

2001

Artists Talk on Art, Curator's Choice—Denise Bibro Fine Art, NYC, Sep-Oct
Abstraction 2001—New Century Artists, NYC, Jun
Über Quilts—Longwood Arts Gallery, Bronx, NY, Mar-Apr
Window on Jamaica—Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Jamaica, NY, Feb-Apr
3rd Inaugural Exhibit—Millennium Arts Center, Washington, DC, Jan-Feb

2000

Cross Currents—Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Ocean Springs, MS, Aug-Sep
In the Hands of an Artist—Wilmer Jennings Gallery, NYC, Jul-Aug
Celebrating Yaddo Artists—Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY, Jun-Jul
St. Mark's 2000—St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery, NYC, Mar-Apr