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Shawn Causey

Creative Renewal Arts Fellow - In 1999, the Arts Council of Indianapolis, with generous support from the Lilly Endowment, established the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship program. Originally conceived as a renewal opportunity similar to an academic sabbatical, this groundbreaking initiative offers mid-career artists and arts administrators the opportunity to renew and refresh their creativity. In it's 9th round, the fellowship offers 30 artists and arts administrators $10,000 for an 18 month fellowship period.

Shawn Causey lives and works in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Wonderspaces U.S. tour with Mark Daniell, San Diego, California


ArtPrize, Public Vote 2nd Place Installation with Mark Daniell, Grand Rapids, MI
Art From the Heartland, Best in Show with Mark Daniell, Indianapolis, juror Mindy Taylor Ross

Sweet Spot installation with Mark Daniell, Gallery 924, Indianapolis, IN


Creative Renewal Arts Fellow, The Arts Council of Indianapolis
ArtPrize Pitch Night finalist with Mark Daniell,

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  • A meditation on color and the pleasure of seeing, Sweet Spot is an immersive installation made of 19 miles of thin multicolor nylon string hanging ceiling to floor through wood compartments. The movement of the viewer activates Sweet Spot as every change in perspective reveals new color harmonies. The strings seem to flicker and undulate as the eye moves. This effect compels the viewer to move slowly as the eye registers the ever-changing composition. The viewer may find their own 'sweet spot' of resonating color relationships as they relate one perspective to another. The work brings awareness to the act of seeing and looking