As an artist, Shawn McCann is one who loves to explore the relationship of art, space, and interaction. Having graduated the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a BFA, Shawn has grown into a multi-media, multi-disciplinary artist whose work explores color, texture, form, and content. This approach has led to the many areas in which Shawn’s work has encompassed including; 2D and 3D street painting, murals, fine art, children’s books, installation art, temporary and permanent art and commercial illustration.
Within each of these areas, each project has been created with its own voice, its own character and culminates in a rich experience for the viewer. From the creation of children’s books, installation of a temporary 4000 square foot mural at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, to a mural at IIT Bombay in Mumbai, India, each work of art is produced with a fresh set of ideas, parameters, and ways in which to enliven the space within its grasp.
His work has won numerous awards and is held in private and public collections, and has also been featured twice at the LA Times Festival of Books as a featured illustrator. Select street art festivals Shawn has been apart of include the Wilhelmshaven International Street Art festival in Germany, the Sarasota Chalk Festival, and Artisphere.
Current President of the Children's Book Illustrators Guild of Minnesota
Past Director on the Minneapolis College of Art and Designs Alumni Board of Directors 2004-2010