Shawn Dulaney

Shawn Dulaney’s paintings are layered constructions of color, spacious abstractions that read like cloud banks, flows of water, magnetic fields charged with monumental energy. Doug McClemont of ArtNews writes that Dulaney’s paintings “concern the earth, and the unyielding hand of nature”. Her work has been described by William Zimmer of The New York Times as belonging to “a very strong tradition, that of 19th-century Northern European Romanticism in which nature was seen as corresponding to human emotional states.” He says of her work, “Ms. Dulaney makes it clear that her inner life is very much a part of each painting, and this alone distinguishes it from most abstraction… Shawn Dulaney is deliberately out for grandeur. but she is also out for intimacy. Her paintings take advantage of their innate ambiguity and declare themselves to be very current in the thinking that lies behind them.” Her surfaces, as described by Dominick Lombardi-also of The New York Times, are “exquisitely painted”, and “a pleasure to see.”

Exhibited widely, her paintings can be found in extensive public and private collections including those of the Hunterdon Museum of Art in New Jersey, the Venetia Resort in Macan, China, JCrew in NYC, as well as in the private collections of author Annie Proulx, actor Steve Buscemi, the late artist Jo Andres, talk-show host Conan O’Brian and musician Stuart Copeland. Her work has appeared in episodes of TV’s Sex & the City, Enlightened and Portlandia, and the films It’s Complicated (2009), Interview (2007) and John Wick 3 (2019). Her work has been reviewed in ArtNews and The New York Times, and has been featured in Parabola and New American Paintings.

She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Photo of Shawn Dulaney

Paintings 2023

Coulagh Bay, 2023

Paintings 2019-2022

Paintings 2018 and Prior


Small Watercolors

Monotypes (Group 1)


Installation Views

Other Works



The New School of Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Stanford University Studies Center in Britain, Maidenhead, England The Berkshire College of Art, Maidenhead, England
Mills College, Oakland, California


The Pink House Artist Residency, County Cork, Ireland, 2019

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021 Beth Urdang Gallery, Recent Paintings, October Wellesley, MA
2020 Beth Urdang Gallery, Recent Paintings, September Wellesley, MA
2017 Weber Fine Art, Blue Mind, Greenwich, CT
2012 Sears Peyton Gallery, Sojourn, New York, NY
2011 Weber Fine Art, To the Sea, Scarsdale, NY
2010 Weber Fine Art, Two Bells: Meditations on Nature, Scarsdale, NY
2009 Sears Peyton Galley, In the Drenched Earth, New York, NY
Weber Fine Art, The Canal, Scarsdale, NY
2007 Sears Peyton Gallery, Curtain of Water, New York, NY
Weber Fine Art, Waterfalls, Scarsdale, NY
2006 Weber Fine Art, Boundless, Greenwich, CT
2005 Sears Peyton Gallery, Mirrors and Tides, New York, NY
2004 Weber Fine Art, The Intimate Sky: Paintings of Light, Scardale, NY
Weber Fine Art, New Paintings, Chatham, NY
2003 Weber Fine Art, Holding Light, Scarsdale, NY
2002 Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York, NY

2001 Weber Fine Art, New Paintings, Scarsdale, NY
Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Museum West, San Francisco, CA
Weber Fine Art, Atmospheres of Light, Scarsdale, NY
2000 Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Atmospheric Paintings, Santa Fe, NM
Sears-Peyton Gallery, Works on Paper, New York, NY
1999 Margaret Bodell Gallery, Lifted : Atmospheric Paintings, New York, NY
Karan Ruhlen Gallery, The Intimate Surface, Sante Fe, NM
Museum West Fine Art, New Work, San Francisco, CA
Margaret Bodell Gallery, "One of a Kind Works on Paper", New York, NY
Robischon Gallery, "Distant Views", Denver, CO
1996 Robischon Gallery, "Vestige, Symbol, Verse", Denver, CO

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Bold Little Beauty, Hudson, NY
2021 Beth Urdang Gallery, BLUE: Paintings Photographs Prints, June Wellesley, MA
2021 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Place as Memory. Hudson, NY
Weber Fine Art, Spring Exhibition Featuring Shawn Dulaney, Carin Riley,

2020 Robert Polidori and Chen Jiagang. Greenwich, CT.
Weber Fine Art, Winter Exhibition Featuring Renate Aller, Shawn Dulaney,
Carin Riley, and Margaret Evangeline. Greenwich, CT
2019 Weber Fine Art, Winter Exhibition Featuring Alex Katz, Carin Riley, Shawn
Dulaney, and Louise Fishman, Greenwich, CT
Beth Urdang Gallery, Wellesley, MA
2018 Beth Urdang Gallery, SUMMER SELECTIONS, Boston, MA
2017 Beth Urdang Gallery, BLUE, Boston, MA
Sears Peyton Gallery, At a Languorous Pace, New York, NY
Beth Urdang Gallery, Summer Selections, Boston, MA
2009 Weber Fine Art, with Hans Hoffman & Wolf Cahn, Scarsdale, NY
2006 Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Inner Space, 4 artists referencing nature in

2005 landscapes exploring emotional terrain
Weber Fine Art, Inspiration and Influence, Shawn Dulaney/Hans Hoffman,
Paintings, Scarsdale, NY
2000 Mixed Media Gallery, Brooklyn On The Block, Block Island, RI
1999 The Parrish Art Museum, 36th Juried Exhibition, South Hampton, NY
Hemphill Fine Arts, Our Good Earth: The Landscape at the End of the Century,
Washington, DC
Museum West Fine Art, Two By Six, San Francisco, CA
1997 Gallery at Hastings-On Hudson, NY "Fresh/Fresco:The New Age of Fresco",
Curated by Gail Swithenbank
1996 The Arvada Center for the Arts, "Eggs, Milk & Wax: Old techniques in New
Pntgs", Arvada, CO
Smack Mellon Studio, "Pattern and Relief" Brooklyn, NY
1995 Robischon Gallery, "Revisiting the Past", Denver CO
1994 Boston College Museum of Art, "Fresco: A Contemporary Perspective", Chestnut
Hill, MA


Steve Buscemi and Jo Andres, Brooklyn, NY
J. Crew, Rockefeller Center and Tribeca Stores, New York, NY Kenneth Cole, NY, NY
Annie Proulx, Centennial, WY Stuart Copeland, Los Angeles, CA David Colbert, New York, NY
Hunterdon Museum of Art, Cinton NJ Department of State, Washington, DC British Airways, New York, NY
The Reader's Digest Collection, New York, NY


– Reviews, New York By Doug McClemont ARTnews, April 2012 pg. 111
– Works of Subtle Transcendence from a Master Artist
Parabola Magazine, Spring 2012 pg. 40-43
– H, C & G Hamptons Magazine, 2007
– Karan Ruhlen Gallery By Craig Smith Pasatiempo/The Santa Fe New Mexican, May 2006
– Versatile with a Cross-over Style By Dominick Lombardi The New York Times WE, April 2004
– From Different Palettes, Texture, Color and Light By Dominick Lombardi The New York Times WE, April 2003
– Paint Layered Over Poetry By William Zimmer
The New York Times WE, May 2001 cover of Arts & Entertainment pg. 10
– New American Paintings #20, Open Studios Press, February 1999 Pgs. 3, 40-43