Shannon Rankin
Artist Statement

I create installations, collages and sculptures that use the language of maps to explore the connections among geological and biological processes, patterns in nature, geometry and anatomy.

Using a variety of distinct styles I intricately cut, score, wrinkle, layer, fold, paint and pin maps to produce revised versions that often become more like the terrains they represent.

These new geographies explore notions of place, perception and experience, suggesting the potential for a broader landscape and inviting viewers to examine their relationships with each other and the world we share.

Shannon Rankin

I love Shannon’s work because it unites extremes of consciousness simultaneously—the global and the intimate, the factual and the fanciful. She manipulates ‘known’ geography by reconfiguring maps into new patterns and constellations.

Jocelyn Lee