Shaundell Horton

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.

Work Experiences

  • 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

Exhibitions

  • 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