Wyoming Arts Council


Lens based artist Shawn Bush grew up in Detroit MI, a city whose civic history and geographic location has profoundly influenced the way he thinks about space within the American sociopolitical landscape. He is interested in over-built systems, failing icons and crumbled mythologies. Bush earned an MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and BFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago. He is the recipient of the 2016 T.C Colley grant for excellence in lens-based media. His debut artist book A Golden State won first prize in the handmade category at the 2016 Lucie Photobook Prize (New York City), is included in several noted collections, including the Griffin Museum of Photography (Boston, MA) and Beanki Museum (Athens, Greece). A Golden State was published as a monograph by Skylark Editions (Chicago, IL) in 2018. Bush is the owner of Dais Books and Professor of Photography at Casper College. His upcoming monograph Between Gods and Animals will be published in 2021 through Void (Athens, Greece).