Colleen + Justin Shull collaborate to produce the Paper Doll Transmissions series, photographs of altered fashion magazines distributed via Instagram, Tumbler, and print exhibitions. Justin Shull received his MFA in Public Art and Social Practice from Rutgers University and specializes in viral videos and interactive intermedia installations about the ways culture and technology mediate our experiences of the natural world. Colleen Gleason Shull received her MFA from The Meadows School of the Arts and specializes in painting. Works in the Paper Doll Transmissions series are available for sale through the Peripheral Vision Gallery.

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Artist Biographies

COLLEEN SHULL is an artist who lives and works in California. She holds an MFA in Art from Southern Methodist University and a dual BFA in Art History and Painting from the Kansas City Art Institute. She works in a variety of media including painting, drawing, collage, and photography. Her recent paintings evoke the landscape of a technicolor science fiction or of an internally illuminated world using a mashup of digitally processed fashion magazines, photographs and reproductions of other paintings. Colleen has shown her work in the Dallas / ­Fort Worth area, greater New York, Kansas City and South Carolina at galleries such as the Leedy ­Voulkos Art Center Gallery, A.I.R. Gallery, Texas A&M Art Galleries and at Mercedes Benz Financial Services. Her work is in private collections across the country.

JUSTIN SHULL is an artist who resides in California. Justin describes his work as “a visually­-oriented conversation with the dualism between artificial and natural, real and virtual, private and public, internal and external." Throughout this conversation runs a continued interest in the interface, those defining barriers to a shared experience. He draws upon a diverse set of media that spans video, code, painting and paper making, which are often manifested in the form of participatory public art installations. Justin was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant and the College Art Association Professional Development Fellowship. His work has been included in exhibitions at Grounds for Sculpture, Salt Lake Arts Center, Blue Star Contemporary Art, and the U.S. Botanic Garden.