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Shaun Slifer

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Shaun Slifer is an artist, writer, scrimshander, self-taught historian and museum professional based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His work investigates dominant historical narratives in relation to the lived environment. He has a particular interest in history from below, ecology, and surreptitious signage. Shaun regularly works in collaboration with other artists, non-artists, and in collectively structured groups including the now-disbanded Street Art Workers and the Howling Mob Society, and currently Justseeds Artists' Cooperative (of which he is a founding member) and the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum (where he is the creative director and exhibition designer). Shaun has exhibited internationally in a variety of museums, galleries, and nonprofit spaces, as well as non-authorized public settings. He has presented on history, creative practice, and grassroots media at numerous universities and conferences in the United States and Europe. He received a BFA with a concentration in sculpture from Watkins College of Art in Nashville in 2003. He has run the Justseeds online store with member/owner Bec Young since 2010.

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DIYDPW #40

DIYDPW #40

May 12, 2017

Today I received an anonymous DIYDPW tip-off in my email, the day after the removal of the Jefferson Davis memorial statue in New Orleans, Louisiana: Jefferson Davis Parkway was just…

DIYDPW #39

DIYDPW #39

May 5, 2017

(photos by John Colombo from The Bulletin v.42 n.5 May 2017) The DIYDPW channel has, until now, always been documentation of signage of some sort. This time I’m highlighting a…

DIYDPW #33: DIY-to-Official

DIYDPW #33: DIY-to-Official

November 10, 2015

Back in 2011, DIYDPW #4 highlighted an unauthorized sign installed at an egregious Pittsburgh intersection (above). That sign was intended to alert drivers that traffic patterns had been changed, even…