Shawn Lucas

Shawn Lucas is a composer and visual artist based in Chicago. His work engages fundamental connections between the visual and sonic realms.  By interweaving energetic and dynamic scenes of visual, sonic, and performance into theatrical presentations, Shawn's work explores psychological being, physicality, and personal nightmare narratives. As a visual artist Shawn's work primarily involves wood and glass sculptures, drawings, mask making, and theatrical sculpture installations. As a composer his work is mostly dedicated to the production of sound-based theater works, however he maintains a constant effort towards writing instrumental concert music as well. Shawn graduated from DePaul University in 2012, receiving a master's degree in music composition. His primary composition teacher was Juan Campoverde Q. who was an essential influence in encouraging the development of his visual style along with composition.  While at DePaul Shawn also studied with Fredrick Gifford, Christopher Jones, and Kurt Westerberg. Currently Shawn partners with the Chicago art museum Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art where he directs a monthly show in their performance space called “Flak Performance Series." He also works with ARC Gallery in Chicago where he curates an annual four day performance art festival. Shawn is a member of Chicago-based new music ensemble Fonema Consort. Visit Shawn's website for more information: