Born 1972, Sydney. Lives and works Sydney and London.
Shaun Gladwell works predominantly in video and performance. His works are shot in natural and urban environments and explore the relationship between landscapes and people. He has exhibited in Australia and internationally. Solo exhibitions include The Lacrima Chair, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney (2015); Shaun Gladwell: BMX Channel, Mark Moore Gallery, California (2014); Shaun Gladwell: Field Recordings, Samstag Museum, University of South Australia, Adelaide (2014); Fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman), performed by the Rotterdam Philharmonic, with video art by Shaun Gladwell (2013); Shaun Gladwell: Afghanistan, Australian War Memorial touring exhibition (2012); Broken Dance (Beatboxed), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2012); Perpetual 360° Sessions, SCHUNCK* Heerlen, The Netherlands (2011); and Shaun Gladwell: Stereo Sequences, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne (2011).
His work has featured in numerous group exhibitions, including Archibald Prize exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2015); Inhabiting the World: Busan Biennale 2014, South Korea (2014); In/humano, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterey (2014); Quand l’art prend la Ville (When Art Takes the City), Defacto, La Defense, France (2013); The Floating Eye, City Pavilions Project (Sydney), 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai (2012); The Power of Doubt, Museo Colecciones ICO, Madrid (2011); Paradise Lost, Istanbul Museum of Art, Istanbul (2011); Southern Panoramas, 17th International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil, São Paolo, Brazil (2011); and John Kaldor Family Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2011). Gladwell represented Australia at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009 and travelled to Afghanistan as an official Australian War Artist in 2009.
Gladwell’s work is held in public and private collections nationally and internationally, including the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Progressive Art Collection, Ohio; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; and Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
– ARTIST PROFILE, ISSUE 6, 2009 (Misc)
Shaun Gladwell: Stereo Sequences
– Art & Australia, Vol. 49, No. 2, Summer 2011
Shaun Gladwell's Afghanistan Portraits
– Art Monthly Australia, 251, July 2012
Shaun Gladwell: Critique, Gesture and Skateboarding
– Australian & New Zealand Journal of Art, Vol. 11, 2011