Shepherd is a new media artist currently located in Austin, TX and Chicago, IL. They completed their MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and their BFA in Integrated Studio Arts at Iowa State University.
Shepherd’s work is primarily concerned with mediated distance, exploring how we interact with and define public and private spaces, the breakdown of symbolism, and how context shapes our experience. In their current body of work these concepts are explored through translation utilizing appropriation and recontextualization. Since the source material varies in origin, the work manifests in several different mediums; primarily photography, ink on paper, video, websites, and wall-mounted vinyl. The two current bodies of work are < img src = ”unknown” > and Mona IRL.