Shannon Novak

b. 1979

Shannon Novak is an artist based in Auckland, New Zealand. He works in painting, sculpture, and installation, with a focus on using geometric forms to explore his deep and abiding interest in the interrelationships between sound, colour, form, time, space, and social context. He has been engaged in public commissions in Auckland, New Plymouth, and Denver, and co-founded West gallery at The University of Auckland in 2012. His work has been shown internationally in venues such as the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Ningbo Museum of Art, and Georgia Museum of Art. He completed a residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in 2016.
 
Selected exhibitions

2021
Mānawatia Takatāpui / Defending Plurality, Tauranga Art Gallery 
Shift, Public Art Commission, Palmerston North 
Symplegma, Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare O Rehua, Whanganui
Flow, Public Art Commission, Auckland
Queering Spaces, The Ledward Centre, Brighton, UK

2020
Queer Algorithms, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
I Extend My Arms, Aotea Square, Auckland, New Zealand
Therapeutic Agent, Puke Ariki, Taranaki 
Parsing Binaries, JB Contemporary, Gisborne

2019
Sympathetic Resonance, The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson
Alight, Central Business District, Auckland
Geometry of Thought, Pah Homestead, Auckland
Sub Rosa, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Modern People, New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington
Headland Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke Island
17 Years (solo), Anderson Rhodes Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand

2018
Conversion/Konvertieren: Parts 1-4 Four, Altes Spital Solothurn, Switzerland
Bound, Britomart, Auckland
Nexus central installation, Pātaka Art Museum, Wellington
Symphony Britomart, Auckland

2017
Chromatic Scale, Pah Homestead, Auckland
Notation -36.846269, 174.769166, Walker Wayland Centre, Auckland
Pictures at an Exhibition, Multiple locations, Wellington
The Expanded Gallery central installation, Dunedin Public Art Gallery

2016
Modulation, Courtenay Place Park, Wellington
Leitmotif, New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington
Garden Centennial, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, Pelham Bay Park, New York, USA
Cloaked Interludes, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico, USA
Certainly Very Merry, Tim Melville Gallery, Auckland
 
2015
Deep Concinnity, Te Tuhi, Auckland
Art and Science, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, New York, USA
Data Body as Artifact, 14th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality exhibition, Fukuoka International Congress Center, Fukuoka, Japan
Solid Colour: Part I, Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland
The 15th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression exhibition, Glassell Gallery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Headland Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke Island 
 
2014
Cryptocosmos, Te Uru, Auckland
Activating Te Uru, Te Uru, Auckland
Common Time, Gallery 101, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania
Refractor, Pehrspace, Los Angeles, California,(USA