Shane Dedman (he/they) is a transmasculine transmedia artist based in NYC. He works to unearth the personal mythology of the divergent self. His interests include trans poetics/aesthetics, the linguistics of self-identification, the autonomy of/accessibility to archival practices, and art-making for psychological survival. These concepts further culminate into confessional cine- poems/portraits/essays/memoir, digital photograms, dreamscape paintings, installations, books, and performances.
Shane holds a BFA in Photography ('16), with emphasis in New Media + Gender Studies, from Georgia State University. His work has shown at Atlanta Contemporary, O'Flaherty's, Good News Art, MINT, EYEDRUM, NOFLASH, and Mammal Gallery. He has been awarded residencies at Chateau Orquevaux, Welcome Hill Studios, The Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture, Joshua Tree Highlands, and TAR Project. Dedman’s words have been published in Wussy Magazine, Analog Cookbook, Underground Journal, Oz Magazine, and fLoromancy. He's read his poems at Bowery Poetry Club, The New York City Poetry Festival, Sundress Academy for the Arts, Wussy Loudspeakers, Berlin Spoken Word Slam, and Theater Kefalos.
Dedman is inspired by the works of Claude Cahun, Unica Zürn, Nelson Sullivan, Legacy Russell, Dara Friedman, Steve Reinke, Catherine Opie, Vera Chytilová, and Isaac Julien.
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