Stuart Shils

Resident Critic, Instructor
Stuart Shils
About
Department
Painting
Degree Program
BFA
Continuing Education
PAFA-Penn BFA

Stuart Shils painted outside or looking through windows for 30 years, but now translates those visual impulses into other media including wood, paint, collage and camera. His work was presented in solo shows in New York, Philadelphia, Tel Aviv, Boston, Richmond, LA, San Francisco and Cork (Ireland). Critical review and commentary appeared in newspapers and journals including: The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New York Sun, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Brooklyn Rail, Ha ‘aretz, The Jerusalem Post, The Irish Times, artcritical.com, The Wall Street Journal, Art in America, The New Republic, The New Criterion, Art New England and the Hudson Review. Beginning in 1994 he spent 13 summers working on the northwest coast of Ireland, an extended painting campaign described in the PBS film documentary Ballycastle. 

 At PAFA he is a weekly critic for undergraduate students. He also teaches in many venues around the country and in other countries as well.

 

www.stuartshils.com

www.reframingtheordinary.com

memory from a friend's garden, reading poetry at night, 1974, acrylic paint, 2021
memory from a friend's garden, reading poetry at night, 1974, acrylic paint, 2021
reading the work of old poets, monotype wetching ink, 2020
reading the work of old poets, monotype wetching ink, 2020
two views of a maquette for distant memory, wood and paint, 2020
two views of a maquette for distant memory, wood and paint, 2020
Doing mushrooms with Eddie Seriani and his sister Liz on the coast of cape breton, 200am, 1972, acrylic, 2020
doing mushrooms with eddie seriani and his sister liz on the coast of cape Breton, 200am, 1972, acrylic, 2020
memory of a summer in daphna's garden, late july, acrylic paint, 2021
memory of a summer in daphna's garden, late july, acrylic paint, 2021
from when we looked at a lot of giorgione, acrylic paint, 2020
from when we looked at a lot of giorgione, acrylic paint, 2020
odysseus's memory of home while still far off at sea, acrylic paint, 2021
odysseus's memory of home while still far off at sea, acrylic paint, 2021
from places i've never been, in afternon light, monotype, 2020
from places i've never been, in afternon light, monotype, 2020
penelope in the garden of her memory, in afternoon sunlight, acrylic paint, 2021
penelope in the garden of her memory, in afternoon sunlight, acrylic paint, 2021
sappho visiting the beaches of ikaria with a friend, august 20,560bce,1130pm
sappho visiting the beaches of ikaria with a friend, august 20,560bce,1130pm
maquette for the sadness of palestine, plaster, 2020
maquette for the sadness of palestine, plaster, 2020
maquette for the memory of revisiting a friend's summer garden, wood and paint, 2020
maquette for the memory of revisiting a friend's summer garden, wood and paint, 2020
Odysseus's first glimpse of ithaca at sunrise, wood and paint, 2020
Odysseus's first glimpse of ithaca at sunrise, wood and paint, 2020
morning light flooding the gates of home, wood and paint, 2020
morning light flooding the gates of home, wood and paint, 2020
a maquette in winter light for the memory of summer, wood and paint, 2020
a maquette in winter light for the memory of summer, wood and paint, 2020