Ethel Shipton American, b. 1963

Biography

Ethel Shipton was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. She received a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989. Ethel worked for the Texas House of Representatives as a photographer for more than eight years. She lived and worked in Mexico City in 1990 and 1992, and then returned to Texas, settling down in San Antonio.

 

Her practice is informed by a strong conceptual base and encompasses a variety of expression. Through painting, installation, photography, and text, Shipton spotlights instants of clarity that flit by in the comings and goings of daily life. Past works have centered on ideas of urban scenes, language, and attempts to process information. Time is an important issue of her oeuvre. We can find references to time and images of time throughout her art practice. “Space and time, movement and place I see going hand and hand. These two elements continue to be groundwork for my artwork. We all continue to move between time and space on a moment-by-moment basis.” – Ethel Shipton

 

Shipton has exhibited at numerous galleries, including Artpace San Antonio, TX, Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM; Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, TX; Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, Long Beach, CA; Austin Museum of Art, TX; Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX; Sala Diaz, San Antonio, TX and Studio Santa Catarina, Mexico City. In 2011, Shipton was awarded Artist Honoree of the year at Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum.

Works
  • Ethel Shipton, Beauty in Time, 2020
    Ethel Shipton
    Beauty in Time, 2020
    House paint, vinyl on panel
    14 x 48"
  • Ethel Shipton, Change Cambio, 2020
    Ethel Shipton
    Change Cambio, 2020
    House paint, vinyl on panel
    24 x 24"
  • Ethel Shipton, 11 (The Cloud Series), 2019
    Ethel Shipton
    11 (The Cloud Series), 2019
    Vinyl on wood
    8 x 5.5"
  • Ethel Shipton, 4 (The Cloud Series), 2019
    Ethel Shipton
    4 (The Cloud Series), 2019
    Vinyl on wood
    5 x 15.8"
  • Ethel Shipton, Ball (Listening to Berlin Series), 2019
    Ethel Shipton
    Ball (Listening to Berlin Series), 2019
    Screenprint
    30 x 22.5"
  • Ethel Shipton, Be Careful, 2019
    Ethel Shipton
    Be Careful, 2019
    Vinyl on wood
    40 x 40"
  • Ethel Shipton, Beauty in Time, 2019
    Ethel Shipton
    Beauty in Time, 2019
    Archival Digital Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper
    13.5 x 44"
  • Ethel Shipton, Ha (Listening to Berlin Series), 2019
    Ethel Shipton
    Ha (Listening to Berlin Series), 2019
    Screenprint
    30 x 22.5"
  • Ethel Shipton, In and Out (Listening to Berlin Series), 2019
    Ethel Shipton
    In and Out (Listening to Berlin Series), 2019
    Screenprint
    30 x 22.5"
  • Ethel Shipton, Listen, 2019
    Ethel Shipton
    Listen, 2019
    CNC Cut Birch Plywood, Mirror and Upholstered Volkswagen Vinyl
    31 x 72 x 24"
  • Ethel Shipton, Tic Tac Toe (Listening to Berlin Series), 2019
    Ethel Shipton
    Tic Tac Toe (Listening to Berlin Series), 2019
    Screenprint
    30 x 22.5"
  • Ethel Shipton, Window (Listening to Berlin Series), 2019
    Ethel Shipton
    Window (Listening to Berlin Series), 2019
    Screenprint
    30 x 22.5"
  • Ethel Shipton, Don't Forget to Play (Swing), 2017
    Ethel Shipton
    Don't Forget to Play (Swing), 2017
    Screenprint
    11.75 x 8.25"
  • Ethel Shipton, Texas Swing/The Cross Roads, 2017
    Ethel Shipton
    Texas Swing/The Cross Roads, 2017
    CNC Machine to Cut Out Letters, Chain, Wood
    200 x 12 x 19"
  • Ethel Shipton, Turn Around and Mask, 2015-2020
    Ethel Shipton
    Turn Around and Mask, 2015-2020
    Screenprint from the Roadwork Ahead Series and cloth mask
    11 x 18 in
    27.9 x 45.7 cm
  • Ethel Shipton, Wrong Way and Mask, 2015-2020
    Ethel Shipton
    Wrong Way and Mask, 2015-2020
    Screenprint from the Roadwork Ahead Series and cloth mask
    11 x 18 in
    27.9 x 45.7 cm
  • Ethel Shipton, Exit Signs Lightbox, 2015
    Ethel Shipton
    Exit Signs Lightbox, 2015
    Ink jet print, lightbox
    24 x 36"
  • Ethel Shipton, Rough Road and Mask, 2015
    Ethel Shipton
    Rough Road and Mask, 2015
    Screenprint from the Roadwork Ahead Series and cloth mask
    11 x 18 in
    27.9 x 45.7 cm
  • Ethel Shipton, Exit Sign Series Full Set, 2014
    Ethel Shipton
    Exit Sign Series Full Set, 2014
    Screenprint on Strathmore cotton paper
    15 x 22"
  • Ethel Shipton, Exit Sign Series: Cotulla, 2014
    Ethel Shipton
    Exit Sign Series: Cotulla, 2014
    Screenprint on strathmore cotton paper
    15 x 22"
  • Ethel Shipton, Exit Sign Series: Dilley, 2014
    Ethel Shipton
    Exit Sign Series: Dilley, 2014
    Screenprint on strathmore cotton paper
    15 x 22"
  • Ethel Shipton, Exit Sign Series: Encinal, 2014
    Ethel Shipton
    Exit Sign Series: Encinal, 2014
    Screenprint on strathmore cotton paper
    15 x 22"
  • Ethel Shipton, Exit Sign Series: Freer Encinal, 2014
    Ethel Shipton
    Exit Sign Series: Freer Encinal, 2014
    Screenprint on strathmore cotton paper
    15 x 22"
  • Ethel Shipton, Exit Sign Series: Los Dos Laredos, 2014
    Ethel Shipton
    Exit Sign Series: Los Dos Laredos, 2014
    Screen print on strathmore cotton paper
    15 x 22"
Press
Exhibitions
Publications