Shane Dedman (they | he) is a lens-based artist, educator, and writer. They work as a freelance photographer and videographer as well as studio assistant and art handler.
Their interdisciplinary practice is concerned with new media, divergent selfdom, the archive, and the translation of trauma into material.
Dedman’s video works have been screened at local film festivals, such as LadyFest in 2015 and Out on Film in 2019, as well as live streamed on Facebook Live and at the virtual NOFLASH Film Festival in 2020. Dedman had a 2018 solo exhibition, Fidgette: Watercolor Improvisations at Mammal Gallery in Atlanta and has participated in several group exhibitions, including I'm Looking Forward to Tomorrow in 2020 at Good News Arts in High Springs, Mass Hysteria in 2018 at The Bakery in Atlanta, and The Gathering in 2018 at WonderRoot in Atlanta. Dedman’s words have been published in OzMagazine, Wussy Magazine, Analog Cookbook, and the online journal fLoromancy. They have read their poems at Bowery Poetry Club, The New York City Poetry Festival, Wicked Poetry Slam Berlin, and the Sundress Reading Series.
They were awarded the Barb Seegert Memorial Grant in 2018, as well as residencies at Welcome Hill Studios in New Hampshire, The Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture in Metaxata,Greece, Joshua Tree Highlands in Joshua Tree, and TAR Project in Atlanta.
In addition to artmaking, they have worked as an arts educator in juvenile detention centers in Georgia, and as an art handler across the South East. Dedman received their BFA in Photography from Georgia State University.
He's in search of representation and lives in NYC.
Headshot by the talented Jon Sanchíz