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

2020
Queer Algorithms, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
I Extend My Arms, Aotea Square, Auckland, New Zealand

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, Pataka, 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 (installation)
Art and Science, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, New York, (USA) (group)
Data Body as Artifact, 14th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality exhibition, Fukuoka International Congress Center, Fukuoka, (Japan) (group)
Solid Colour: Part I, Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland (group)
The 15th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression exhibition, Glassell Gallery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, (USA) (group)
Headland Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke Island (group)
 
2014
Cryptocosmos, Te Uru, Auckland (installation)
Activating Te Uru, Te Uru, Auckland (group)
Common Time, Gallery 101, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, (Lithuania) (installation)
Refractor, Pehrspace, Los Angeles, California, (USA) (group)

2013
Freedom Farmers: New Zealand Artists Growing Ideas, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland (group)
Pastorale, Sheep Meadow, Central Park, Manhattan, New York, USA (installation)
Dazibao, (touring exhibition) Organhaus, Chongqing, China; and Ningbo Museum of Art, Ningbo, China (group)
3rd Mobile Creativity and Mobile Innovation Symposium exhibition, Sir Paul Reeves Building, AUT University, Auckland (group)
Score Generators, Aotea Centre, Auckland (solo)
Transcriptions Verse 2, Locations: -39.057371,174.072141, -39.058434,174.070103, -39.056442, 174.072691 (installation)
Transcriptions Verse 1, Locations: -36.848264,174.762129, -36.851364,174.766527, -36.852926,174.763411 (installation)