Shan Turners-Carroll (b. AUS 1987) is an Australian artist of Burmese descent. His interests in site and landscape, play and the body and the role of art in contemporary industrial culture, has led him to explore and develop a multidisciplinary practice. Using art as a tool for transformation Shan has explored a number of projects that encompass this constellation of ideas.
Shan was a finalist for the National Tertiary Art Prize and went on to win the Doctor Harold Schenberg Scholarship, Perth Institute Of Contemporary Art, Western Australia. Also in 2013, Shan received a University Medal with Honours (First Class) and was shortlisted for the Macquarie Group Emerging Artist award where he received the Nick Waterlow OAM Highly Commended Award for emerging artists. In 2012 he received the Jennie Thomas Travelling Art Scholarship to undertake research in Myanmar and Thailand. In 2014 he received an APA University Scholarship which allowed him to complete an MFA (Fine Art) with The University of Newcastle where he also studied on exchange with Parsons School of design, The New School, NY. He was also awarded the Margaret Olley Memorial Scholarship for 2015.
In 2016 Shan was curated into The Auckland Festival of Photography as a featured international artist. He was also curated into It’s Timely Too’ an exhibition in association with Blacktown Arts Centre, Sydney and The Lock Up Gallery, Newcastle. During the same year he was apart of a three-month artist in resident program with LungA School in Seydisfjordur, Iceland
Shan has exhibited throughout Australia, as well as in New York. New Zealand, Hong Kong and Myanmar. He is in both public and private collections.