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Wallpaper (1887 Frank Sr. and Flavilla Bell House): Cornell (2022) by Jean Shon

Galveston, TX

May 18- July 27, 2023

Jean Shon (she/her) is an artist working with installation, photography, and text. Originally from La Marque, Texas, Shon frequently explores notions of hometown, memory, identity, il/legibility, and loss through family history and archives. She focuses on connecting fragmented pasts to the present in order to construct non-linear, complexly layered narratives. Frequently employing family archival material for the basis of her work, she raises questions about the things we inherit: physical, mental, and emotional, and re-presents these remnants of the past to both reveal and reimagine the history they hold.

Shon holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California-Irvine and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has participated in several residencies including Galveston Artist Residency, Prairie Ronde, and Surel’s Place. Her work has been shown in galleries and spaces throughout the United States. More information at

The community is invited to engage with Shon and her work at the following events (all times MT): 

Inside the Studio


Final Presentation (Hybrid)

  • July 21, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.