Shawn Serfas

Shawn Serfas work in contemporary painting, drawing and printmaking focuses on relational abstraction, environmental aesthetics, religion, the landscape; as well as, issues bordering abstraction and representation.

Shawn is an Assistant Professor in the  Visual Arts department, Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts at Brock University.  He has also taught for the University of Alberta and the University of British Columbia.

Although initially drawn to an academic career in the environmental sciences, he pursued Fine Arts and Art History degrees in Saskatchewan as well as a Master of Fine Arts degree in Alberta.

Shawn was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and grew up exploring the northern reaches of his home province’s lakes and river systems. Prince Albert, often called the gateway to the north, is located in the broad valley of the North Saskatchewan River near the geographical center of the province where the agricultural prairie of the south meets the rich forest belt of the north. It is close to the famous Emma Lake artist’s school where many influential artists have lived and worked.

Artist Reception: Friday November 4 | 6-9pm and Saturday November 5 | 1-4pm