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'I incorporate my heritage, collages about my family and the places from where I originated from. To be connected in a certain way like a memorable moment'

Shaundell Horton graduated from the Nola Hatterman Art Academy in Paramaribo, Suriname in 2011. Born in Guyana, Shaundell moved to Suriname with her family when she was 8 years old. As a child she was already fond of drawing and she was introduced to her first books on art while visiting her grandmother. In high school her drive to draw lessened somewhat, but ultimately several important events in her personal life led Shaundell to choose what was important and what had always brought her joy: drawing, painting … art. She enrolled at the Nola Hatterman Art Academy.

Her specialization was ‘Experimenting’. Shaundell quickly developed a style of her own. Striking in her work is the use of warm brown and ochre tones and of collages, a technique she became acquainted with in the lessons of guest lecturers from the ‘Gerrit Rietveld Academie’ in the Netherlands. In her collages, in which she often uses paper that she recycles from used tea bags, she usually incorporates subtle elements from Guyana, the country where she was born.

In 2013 Shaundell received a residency opportunity that allowed her to explore the extensive art scene in Miami, Florida, in the USA. In her recent work, the artist has moved beyond the subjects related to her bond with her country of birth, and has been focusing more on the portrayal of human emotions and environmental issues.

Working experience:
2013: Member of the FVAS
2013: Teacher of arts and crafts at the Kangoeroe Community School
2011 - 2013: Office Assistant at Villa Zapakara Childrens Museum, Suriname
2011: Assisted Mrs Lilian Abegg during her exhibition 'Geometry', Suriname
2011: Assistant to Remy Jungerman for the exhibition 'Positions', Suriname
2011: Assistant Alakondre Culture Festival, Nola Hatterman Art Academy, Suriname
2011: Volunteer Supervisor of foundation Youth in Progress, Suriname

2021 Manifesto group exhibition ALAKONDRE, WI TRU FESI, RAG, Suriname
2020 IN THE FACE OF CHANGE exhibition, Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2019 TNF of December 'Special Art Gifts', Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2019 TNF 'From nostalgia to abstraction', Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2018 RAG also open during National Art Fair, Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2018 25 years Anniversary of Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2017 TNF of December 'Special Gift Edition', Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2017 TNF of November 'Frightly', Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2016-2017 One Bare Foot Square Uncooked traveling art project, Different Countries
2015 TNF of October 'Shaundell Horton', Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2015 Opening exhibition new location Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname
2013 Art Boost, Paramaribo, Suriname
2012 Solo exhibition 'Ties', Fort Nw. Amsterdam, Commewijne, Suriname
2010 Veldwerkexpo 2010, Oostknollendam, Holland

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Shaundell Horton

Manifesto group exhibition Alakondre, Wi Tru Fesi
Gallery presentation by Marieke Visser
TNF December 5th 2019: 'Special Art Gifts'
Thursday Night Feature with Shaundell Horton
"Open House" in July at Readytex Art Gallery
"Open House" in May at Readytex Art Gallery
'‘Open House'' in March at Readytex Art Gallery
"Special Gift Edition" at Readytex Art Gallery
Thursday-Night-Feature with Open-Mic during NK
Readytex Art Gallery also open during NK 2018
Exhibition 25 Years Readytex Art Gallery
TNF December 7th 2017 "Special Gift Edition"
Thursday ‘Frightly’ Feature op 2 November 2017
Open House at the May Thursday-Night-Feature
Readytex Art Gallery is moving

Date of birth:
12 september 1973

Birth place:

2011: Nola Hatterman Art Academy in Suriname
Major: Visual Arts (painting and drawing)
1999: HAVO
1992: MULO B from MGR Wulfingh school

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