Gyan Shrosbree

  • Assistant Professor of Art
  • Gyan Shrosbree has taught at Maharishi University of Management for six years

Gyan Shrosbree received her B.F.A. Degree from The Kansas City Art Institute in 1998 and her M.F.A. degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2000. She has exhibited in galleries throughout the United States. She has been an artist-in-residence at The Vermont Studio Center, The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and Two Coats of Paint. Gyan is currently an Assistant Professor of Art in the Department of Fine Arts at Maharishi University. She lives and works in Fairfield, Iowa.


  • Cranbrook Academy of Art, MFA, Painting and Drawing, May 2000
  • The Kansas City Art Institute, BFA, Painting and Drawing, May 1998
  • Bennington College, Theater/Fine Art, Fall 1992 – Spring 1994


  • 1999 – 2000 Robert H. Daisley Memorial Scholarship, Cranbrook Academy of Art
  • 1995 – 1998 Trustee Merit Scholarship, The Kansas City Art Institute


  • Maharishi University, Painting Professor, Fairfield, IA 2011- Current
  • St Philips College, Art Department, San Antonio, TX 2009 – 2011

Public Art

  • ‘The Power to Stop Time’, Artpace San Antonio, Public Art Piece Installed in Irving Middle School, 2011, permanent installation.

Publications and Blogs

  • Lovey Town Space, Solo Show, Catalogue, essay interview with Michael Velliquette, essay by  Gaby Collins-Fernandez, published December 2016
  • Precog, Featured Artist, published August 2016
  • Maake Magazine featured artist, published August 2015
  • Maake Magazine, interview and online feature of work, May 2015
  • Painter’s Bread, interview and studio visit, January, 2015
  • “I Love You Because Your Pants Are Too Short”, essay by Brooke Chroman, catalog published by Prairie Lights Books
  • “The Suspects”, A book of 21 paintings by Gyan Shrosbree, essay by Claire Hoffman, Published By DEVIBOOK, 2010

Artist Residencies and Fellowships

  • Two Coats of Paint Residency, February, 2016
  • Yaddo, August 2015
  • The MacDowell Colony, June/July 2015
  • The Vermont Studio Center, January 2014

Selected Exhibitions


  • Gyan Shrosbree, Ripon College, Ripon, WI, November – December (Solo)
  • A Tiny Rivulet in the Distant Forest, ArtStart, Curated by Michael Velliquette, Rhinelander, WI, May-August
  • Two Coats of Paint Resident Artist Group Show, NYSRP,  Curated by Sharon Butler, Brooklyn, NY, January-February


  • The Glamour is Gone, Lovey Town Space, Madison, WI, October-December, (Solo)
  • Deal With It, Maake Magazine Group Exhibition, The Woskob Family Gallery, State College, PA, August – October
  • Walk-In Closet, Grand View University, Des Moines, IA (September) (Solo)
  • Deutschland, Lovey Town Space, Madison, WI/Berlin,GE March/April
  • Faculty Show, Unity Gallery, Maharishi University, Fairfield, IA February/March


  • ‘Arranged Marriage’, Gyan Shrosbree And Surya Gied, Public Space One, Iowa City, IA September/October
  • The Ladies Association, Gyan Shrosbree/Joey Fauerso, ICON Gallery, Fairfield, IA March – May


  • Orphans in The Storm, Lovey Town Space, Curated by Michael Velliquette, Madison, WI September
  • Whimsy, Icon Gallery, Curated by Ken Dubin, Fairfield. IA May-July


  • Slipping Glimpse, Curated by Surya Gied, Unity Gallery, Maharishi University, Fairfield, IA November – December
  • What Resonates, 1522 St. Louis, Kansas City, MO September – December
  • The Joy of The Task Was Its Own Reward, Lovey Town Space, Curated by Michael Velliquette, Madison, WI September – October
  • I Love You Because Your Pants Are Too Short, Paintings By Gyan Shrosbree, Curated by Mary Laube, The Times Club, Iowa City, IA March


  • A.I.R. Gallery 10th Biennial, New York, NY, Dec-Jan
  • Parallax Art Fair, New York, NY November
  • Gyan Shrosbree and James Shrosbree: New Paintings, Unity Gallery, Maharishi University, November –January
  • “Put yourself in Her Shoes: Recent Drawings By Gyan Shrosbree”, The Beauty Shop, Fairfield, IA, October–November


  • Faculty Show, Unity Gallery, Maharishi University, December-February
  • Gyan Shrosbree Paintings and Drawings, Stacey Hill’s Space, San Antonio, TX April
  • Gyan Shrosbree and Joey Fauerso, Recent Work, Unity Gallery, Maharishi University, February – April


  • The Suspects, Solo show in conjunction with book publication at FLIGHT Gallery, San Antonio, TX July – August
  • ‘Hey What’s on Your Mind’, Collaboration with Michael Velliquette and Jon Rappleye, present
  • ‘Power to Stop Time’, Public Art Piece Installed in Irving Middle School, Done with Artpace San Antonio, June – forever
  • ‘This is All Real’, show collaborating with Joey Fauerso and Leslie Frasier, Unit B Gallery, San Antonio, TX May – July


  • ‘Home Coming’, Tim The Girl’s Gallery, San Antonio, TX Oct (solo show)
  • ‘Hey What’s on Your Mind?’, Parts & Labor, New York, NY February


  • ‘Gyan Shrosbree Paintings’, Haus. Los Angeles, CA December (solo show)
  • ‘Want and Need’, Parts & Labor, New York, NY October
  • ‘The Possibility of Love With a Stranger’, Fake Space, Los Angeles CA October
  • ‘Hey Whats on Your Mind?’, Fake Space, Los Angeles CA September
  • “Red Dot”, Blue Star Contemporary. San Antonio, TX June


  • “Shrosbree/muraceski”, The Santa Fe Art Colony, Los Angeles, CA May


  • “9 Steps Closer To a New You”, Unity Gallery, MUM, Fairfield, IA. January (solo show)
  • “9 Steps Closer To A New You”, Shareen Downtown, Los Angeles, CA, June/July (solo show)


  • Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, Flat Files, Brooklyn, NY, September
  • “The Matzo Files”, Art Auction, New York, NY May
  • “I Loved My Bat”, The Bower, San Antonio, TX, February


  • “The Matzo Files”, New York, NY, August
  • “My Pants As Your Shirt”, New York, NY, July
  • “Shrosbree”, Gallery 51, Fairfield, IA, April
  • “Cut”, Performance, Brooklyn NY, March


  • “I am not Afraid Anymore”, Berrel Space, Brooklyn, NY, May
  • 8 x 10”, Arthouse, traveling exhibition


  • “Stray Show,” Chicago, IL
  • “Fashion Place,” The Bower, San Antonio, TX, April (solo show)
  • “Trash Walk,” Performance, New York, NY, January


  • “9/11,” Benefit Auction, Long Island City, NY, November
  • “Stitched,” Performance, Brooklyn, New York, August


  • “Cranbrook Academy of Art Graduate Summer Exhibition,” Curated by Buzz Spector, Cranbrook ArtMuseum, Bloomfield Hills, MI, June – August
  • “Dress Rehearsal by Gyan,” Fashion Show, Cranbrook Academy of Art Student Degree Show Opening,Bloomfield Hills, MI, April 15th
  • “Cranbrook Academy of Art Student Degree Show,” Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI, April- May
  • “Introductions,” Suzanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI, May (2-person show)
  • “Fashion Show by Gyan,” Performance, Suzanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI, May
  • “The Life of A Princess”, Performance, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, March
  • “Air Quotes,” Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI, March


  • “Disposables by Gyan,” Fashion Show, Bloomfield Hills, MI, November
  • “Permission Fashions by Gyan,” Collaborative Space/Store with Tao Urban, Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • “Permission Fashions Live,” Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, April
  • “Cus’ We Wanna,” Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI, March

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June 28, 2017