Ivor Shearer

About Ivor Shearer

Having lived in New Orleans before and after catastrophic Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city in 2005, much of Ivor Shearer’s film and video work deals with displacement and the socio-political after-effects of the storm. A graduate of the Whitney Independent Study Program in 2011, he holds a MFA from Columbia University and is recipient of a 2011 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation artist grant. Now based in Houston, his work has been exhibited extensively, including Rewrite/Redraw/Retool (2011), Vita Kuben at Norslands Operan in Umea, Sweden;Below Sea Level (2010) at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans; A Camel Is a Horse Designed by a Committee (2009) at the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice; Lost in Your Eyes (2008) at the Nieman Gallery, New York; and Artists Respond to Hurricane Katrina(2007) at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University.