Shannon Rankin creates installations, collages and drawings that use the language of maps to explore the connections among geological and biological processes, patterns in nature, geometry, and anatomy.
Using a variety of distinct styles, she intricately cuts, scores, wrinkles, layers, folds, paints and pins maps to produce revised versions that often become more like the terrains they represent.
These new geographies explore notions of place, perception, and experience, suggesting the potential for a broader landscape and inviting viewers to examine their relationships with each other and the world we share.
Shannon Rankin lives and works in Rangeley, Maine. Her work is included in private and public collections nationally and internationally. Her recent solo exhibitions include: Fathom, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine (2011) and Disperse/Displace, Gallery Voss, Düsseldorf, Germany (2010).