Sheryn's process is shaped as much by nature, music, and every-day life as it is by academic technique. Her influences are reflected through her use of color, shapes, lines, and texture in her work.

She has worked as an artist full-time since 2002, and more recently, completed a study about the influence of nature in Scandinavian art and design. This gave her an appreciation of simplicity and functionalism, leading her to a more minimalist approach in her work.

             

                Sheryn Bullis as quoted in Lyfstyl Magazine's article, The Poster Club: The Beauty of Scandinavian Simplicity

ARTIST STATEMENT:

 

Although I made & studied art from childhood through university, I didn't believe that I could have a career exclusively as an artist for several years. Following my junior collegiate year of studies in Paris, France, I thought a more lucrative path would be to go into business as an art dealer for other artists. After I completed a double major for a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of French, I decided to continue my education by getting a Master of International Business Administration. My affiliation with the international community led me to move to Helsinki, Finland. I worked in the business world for a few years while creating my own art on the side. When I eventually had three art shows in one year, I realized that the dream profession I had once thought unattainable was possible. The art directs me, not I it. I often can't "see" my work until I stand away from it.  My art is abstract, yet it must make sense to me, depending on the composition, the feeling it evokes, the palette and the elimination of all that is unnecessary. While there are many influences that go into each piece I make, a painting or sculpture isn't complete until I look at it and all the noise is gone, leaving a calm space in my head.

REPRESENTATION:

ALIUM Gallery, Denmark

Caplan Art, USA

Selency, France

 

PRINT COLLABORATIONS:

The Poster Club, Denmark

Grand Image, USA

COMISSIONS:

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Behind every minimalist design, there is a process of elimination until only the functional beauty remains. This elegant minimalism creates a warm, uncluttered atmosphere that leads to a welcoming feeling of serenity in the home.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

 

2020

  • March: ALIUM Gallery, Denmark

2019

  • June: Caplan Art Designs Gallery, Portland Oregon

  • April: Selency, Paris, France

2017

  • January: Nest Showroom, Portland Oregon 

  • May: Juried artist at the Cascade Aids Project (CAP), Portland, OR 

 

2016

  • September: Solo show and art speaker at The Daily, Portland, OR

  • May: Juried artist at the Cascade Aids Project (CAP), Portland, OR

  • April: Launch of limited edition prints via partnership with Grand Image, Seattle, WA
     

2015:  

  • December: Group show at The Daily, Portland, OR

  • November: Solo show at Caplan Art Designs Gallery, Portland, OR

  • August: Juried artist for the Northwest Natural Street of Dreams produced by HBAMP, OR

  • May: Juried artist at the Cascade Aids project (CAP), Portland, OR
     

2014  

  • August: Juried artist for the Northwest Natural Street of Dreams produced by HBAMP, OR

  • June: Solo show and art speaker at The Daily, Portland, OR

  • April: Caplan Art Designs Gallery, Portland, OR

  • March: Juried artist at the Cascade Aids project (CAP), Portland, OR
     

2013  

  • June: Solo show and art speaker at The Daily, Portland, OR

  • April: Caplan Art  Designs, Portland, OR

  • March: Juried artist at the Cascade Aids project (CAP), Portland, OR
     

2012  

  • July: Caplan Art Designs, Portland, OR

  • April: Solo show and art speaker at The Daily, Portland, OR

  • March: Juried artist at the Cascade Aids project (CAP), Portland, OR
     

2011  

  • November: Nest, Portland, OR

 

2009  

  • June: Group show at Studio B Gallery, Three Oaks, Michigan –collages

 

2008  

  • November: Art & Living group show at Gallery G18, Helsinki, Finland 

  • January: Duuri Oy, Helsinki, Finland -mural paintings 

  
2007  

  • November: Group show at Gallery Nytorget 13, Stockholm, Sweden 

 

2006 

  • November: Savoy Theatre, Helsinki, Finland

EDUCATION:

 

  • 2006-2008:  Kunst Kompagniet, Helsinki, Finland, Art studies under Finnish artist, Fanny Tavastila

  • 1993:  Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA.  MBA   

  • 1991:  California State University, Fullerton. Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of French  (including a study abroad year at la Sorbonne, Paris, France)

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