July 10, 1975
Shawn carves gold and silver jewellery, as well as totems and masks in red and yellow cedar. He has worked with his father, Bradley Hunt, and his brother, Dean Hunt. Shawn also holds a diploma in Studio Art from Capilano College, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia. In recent years, Shawn has gained recognition for his contemporary jewellery designs. Much of his work grapples with the issue of commodification. He has been featured in many exhibitions, including Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 2 at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York (2005); Challening Traditions at McMichael Museum, Ontario (2008); Continuum: Vision and Creativity on the Northwest Coast at Bill Reid Gallery, BC (2009); Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture at the Vancouver Art Gallery, BC (2012); and Cultural Conflation at Richmond Art Gallery, BC (2016).