University of South Florida

School of Art & Art History

USF College of The Arts

Bradlee Shanks

Associate Professor, Printmaking & Drawing
MFA, Arizona State University
Phone: 813.974.2360
Office: FAH 116


Bradlee Shanks produces digitally mediated prints that broaden traditional interpretations of the modes of consumption and materiality of printmaking. In his artworks, emergent narratives and allegorical representations reflect contemporary experiences. “Dog Island Dune” (2017) naturalistically shows a sandy footpath overgrown by low lying plants and old pine trees. The Florida ecosystem is rendered in high contrast with cool tones, articulating Shanks’ connection to the site as a private place for escape and discovery.

 Shanks has participated in over 150 local and global exhibitions, including the Southern Graphics Council International Conference (2015), the Wrexham Print International (2007), the Boston Printmakers’ North American Print Biennial (2007), and the Istanbul Museum of Painting and Sculpture International Printmaking Competition (2006). He has been a panelist and presented technical demonstrations at numerous national and international printmaking conferences. His works are included in private and public collections, such as The Fogg Museum in Boston, the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris and the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City. Shanks received a BFA from the University of South Dakota and his MFA from Arizona State University.