Shannon Christine Rankin

b. California
Lives and works in New Mexico

Honors and Awards

2017 Studios at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
2016 Roswell Artist in Residence, Roswell, NM
2014 A.R.T. Fund Award, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
2011 Bemis Center for the Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
2010 Vermont Studio Center (Full Fellowship), Johnson, VT
2010 Good Idea Grant, Maine Arts Commission
2010 Center for Maine Contemporary Art Biennial Juror’s Award

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2017 Unearthed, Press Gallery, Portland, ME
2016 Overview, RMAC, Roswell, NM
2013 Crux, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, ME
2011 Fathom, CMCA, Rockport, ME
2010 Disperse / Displace, Gallery Voss, Düsseldorf, Germany
2006 Papercut, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Water is Everything, Drive-By Projects, Watertown, MA
2017 Materiality, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME
2017 Go Where the Map Takes You, Osher Map Library, Portland, ME
2017 RAIR at 50: Beyond the Gift of Time, RMAC, Roswell, NM
2017 Deep Cuts, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH
2015 Beyond Boundaries, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT
2015 Excavations, New Art Center, Newton, MA
2014 U.S. Embassy, Doha, Qatar
2014 CMCA Biennial Exhibition, Rockport, ME
2014 Making A New Whole: The Art of Collage, UNE Gallery, Portland, ME
2014 Collage X 10, Lewis Gallery, Portland, ME
2014 Portland Show, Greenhut Galleries, Portland, ME
2013 Point of View, Cynthia Winings Gallery, Blue Hill, ME
2012 Cartographics, Gladstone, Toronto, Canada
2012 Santorini Biennale, Pyrgos, Greece
2012 Portland Show, Greenhut Galleries, Portland, ME
2012 Here today gone tomorrow, NG Art, Chippendale NSW, Australia
2011 Nature’s Keep, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, ME
2011 Moving Maps, EPFL Rolex Learning Center, Lausanne, Switzerland
2010 Maps, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, ME
2010 Constructed Territory, Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries, Dayton, OH

Curatorial Projects

2018 Curious Nature, Alumni Triennial Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, ME

Selected Bibliography

Ruymann, Mallory A., “Water is Everything at Drive-By Projects”, The Rib, January, Web

McAvoy, Suzette, “Where the Dragons Lie”, Hawk and Handsaw, April, Web

Manuel Lima, Manuel, “The Book of Circles: Visualizing Spheres of Knowledge”, Princeton Architectural Press, May

Weisgall, Deborah, “Overview”, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Exhibition Catalog, October

Großmann, Dave and Friedrich, Hartmut, Kwer Magazine, Issue No. 1, p. ___ Hanus, Julie K., “Origin Stories”, American Craft Magazine, May, p. ___

McQuaid, Cate, “New routes, old unknowns”, Boston Globe, April

Kany, Daniel, “Center for Maine Contemporary Art 2014 Biennial a gritty, refreshing show”, Portland Press Herald, October

Verzosa, Andres Azucena, “CMCA Biennial Brings Emerging Artists to the Fore, Art New England, November

Chou, Jenny, “The Map Art of the World”, DPI Magazine, May
Krysa, Danielle, “Creative Block”, Chronicle Books, February, p. 244-249

Vanhemert, Kyle, “Gorgeous Collages Made Entirely Of Old Maps”, Fast Co. Design, May, Web

Jakubik, Amanda, “Maps by Shannon Rankin”, Trendland, April, Web

Estrada, Sylvie and Sala, Federica, Geo Graphic: A Book for Map Lovers, Index Book, Spring

Ibarra, Ana, “Cosmologies of the Self”, Elephant Magazine, Issue No. 7, Summer

Konau, Britta, “The Canvas: Elemental Patterns”, Maine Home and Design, August

Klanten, R., Bourquin, N., Ehnmann, S., and Tissot, T., “Papercraft 2”, Gestalten, April

Kany, Daniel, “With ‘Fathom’ and ‘Counterpoint,’ CMCA has never looked better”, The Portland Press Herald, July

Weisgall, Deborah, “See”, Maine Magazine, July

Kany, Daniel, “Follow MAPS on a journey of wit, grade and beauty”, Portland Press Herald, November

Larmon, Annie, “Moving Forward”, The Phoenix, June Manaugh, Geoff, “New World Order”, BLDG BLOG, March, Web

Klanten, R., Bourquin, N., Ehnmann, S., and Tissot, T., “Data Flow 2”, Gestalten, February


Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, Roswell, N
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
Private Collection, New York, NY
Private Collection, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Nancy and Jonathan Aldrich, Cape Elizabeth, ME
Private Collection, Düsseldorf, Germany
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
Portland Public Library, Portland, ME

Joanne Waxman Library, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME


1997 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine