" I am inspired by the emotive possibilities of simultaneously exploring the vast and the intimate. Of particular recent influence has been the book Structure in Nature: A strategy for Design by Peter Pearce. Minimum inventory/maximum diversity ( luster 1, 2 and 3) are objects for a body of work I started making in China during the summer of 2013. I construct using slip cast and assembled elements from a 'kit' of parts that I have been cultivating. The work is intended to express reverence and gratitude for quiet spectacles and stunning arrangements across species and scales in the natural world."
Sullivan's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums both nationally and internationally. In 2012, her work was presented in Oakland, California for a solo exhibition entitled New Work at the Roscoe Ceramics Gallery. She was also included in an exhibition curated by Mallory Wetherell called Chromamania at the Clay Studio in Paoli, Pennsylvania.
Shannon Sullivan is an Associate Professor of Art at the College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California. She lives and works in Arcata, California.