Shawn McNulty: Contemporary Abstract Artist Minneapolis MN

Shawn McNulty is a prolific contemporary painter from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who has been working professionally for the past twenty years from his Northeast Minneapolis studio. His refreshing approach to creativity has inspired artists all over the world. McNulty’s paintings can be found in notable collections including President Bill Clinton, Peyton Manning, US Bank Stadium, Emerson, UBS Financial, Paramount Pictures, Bellagio Hotel & Casino, and General Mills. Check out the menu above to navigate the website sections including originals, prints, digital crypto art, blog, about, faq, merch and contact.

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Shawn McNulty in his Studio | Photo by Maddy Fox

2021 Exhibitions and News

MPR Art Hounds (Minnesota Public Radio) featured my art in February 2021. You can listen to the segment and read about it here.

My painting Meteor is on exhibit at the MSP airport during all of 2021. The Art of Abstraction, co-curated by Ta-Coumba Tyrone Aiken and Sarah Nicole Knutson, showcases the work of 13 NEMAA artists. The exhibition is located by Gate H10 in Terminal 2.

There is a nice assortment of my art currently on exhibit at the Bridgewater Lofts in downtown Minneapolis. This group show is titled Abundant Perception and includes work from seven Minnesota artists. Some of my larger paintings on display include Rooster, Farmington, Chaperone, Shrike, Iron and Tavern. The exhibition runs through early May 2021.

Elixir was included in the 2021 Arts North International exhibition at the Hopkins Center for the Arts from January 8 to February 13th, 2021. The show featured 173 pieces of art from over 900 submissions from around the world. You can take a virtual tour of the show on the HCA website.

Original Art

Check out four random original paintings currently available below. Each one is just waiting to find the perfect home even though my studio is super cozy with ample plants, toys, records, and a small movie theater that is typically playing art documentaries and 80s music videos. Head over to my originals section to dive deeper (back to 2008) into my art and its evolution. I also have an extensive prints section with many options of past and present art to browse.

Minnesota Original

Minnesota Original came to my studio to film a segment about my artistic process on an unusually warm January day in 2012. MN Original, made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the Citizens of Minnesota, celebrates Minnesota’s creative community. This award-winning weekly series (produced by Twin Cities PBS) captures authentic expressions of the creative process to promote a deeper understanding of the arts. They captured some great time-lapse footage of my creation of Alligator.

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