After refining his skills at the art institute in the late 80‚Äôs‚Ä¶ shea‚Äôs creative career has spanned over 20 years‚Ä¶. working in various forms as a poster artist‚Ä¶.animator‚Ä¶.. sneaker designer‚Ä¶. puppet fabricator..‚Ä¶ muralist‚Ä¶ and installation artist.
j.shea was born and raised in boston, ma‚Ä¶. influenced at an early age by the art found in comic books‚Ä¶ animation‚Ä¶ and classic sci-fi film‚Ä¶. luckily the streets of his fair city were littered with punk rock posters and hand bills that covered telephone poles and recordshop walls‚Ä¶. a constant reminder of the local music scene of the 80‚Äôs & early 90‚Äôs proved to be very inspirational as well‚Ä¶‚Ä¶‚Ä¶‚Ä¶‚Ä¶
after living in many cities on the east and west coasts, ingesting an array of influences along the way...‚Ä¶ shea has been focusing on his personal art‚Ä¶.. the work is always handmade in mixed media‚Ä¶.. with a recycled twist‚Ä¶.. combining influences of folk art, assemblage art , and all forms of street art‚Ä¶‚Ä¶
shea exhibits his work in galleries and installation spaces across the country and just had his first international exhibition in sydney, australia‚Ä¶.. he can be found working in his studio & riding his bike in portland, or‚Ä¶‚Ä¶‚Ä¶‚Ä¶.