Shannon Crees

Australia 1979

Street Art, Painting, Murals

Shannon Crees
Shannon Crees
July 23, 2016

With a background in fashion illustration and graphics, Australian muralist and painter Shannon Crees creates outstanding pieces inspired by nature, animals, and floral designs. Her work is elaborate, textural and multi-layered. Her canvas-based artworks as well as her murals are classical and complex in their depth but quite modern in their character. Shannon Crees was the only Australian artist included in the prestigious list of the best graffiti artists in the world at Banksy’s Cans Festival 2 in London.

Shannon Crees – La Madre (Left) / Perigrine (Right)

Transforming Spaces with Tales about Nature

Shannon Crees is an Australian artist who currently lives in Sydney and she is involved mostly with large-scale artwork. She also participates in various live shows, where she demonstrates her enviable painting skills. Shannon uses prevalently vivid organic patterns and bold, saturated colors to depict her interpretation of the world and those things she finds most precious, such as animals and plants. The artist is equally engaged in two unique artistic paths – contemporary street art and fine art landscapes, which is captured in her videos. Shannon was the winner of Leichhardt councils’ Wall to Wall competition, with her amazingly giant 80 square meter mural and consequently, she was featured on many television shows – for instance, Getaway, The Apprentice, and ABC News artist segment. She was also invited by the Chinese Government to do a mural painting demonstration in China, which was a great honor.

The artist is equally engaged in two unique artistic paths – contemporary street art and fine art landscapes, which is captured in her video pieces on Vimeo

Shannon Crees – Sheffield Mural Festival, Tasmania

Accomplished Muralist with International Portfolio

Shannon is a truly successful international artist whose work has been exhibited both locally and internationally. Her imaginative colorful works can be found anywhere – from street corners to high-profile galleries and museums. Her splendid pieces were displayed in Sydney’s Museum during the Australian Fashion week and some of her clients are the big names such as Myer, Amex, Calvin Klein, Ford, Saatchi, Rocket Man Media, Adshel, Dialogue PR, Absolute Vodka and Vodaphone. In addition to this, Shannon Creese has been a finalist in various art competitions – for example, Portia Geach, Salon des Refusés and Warringah, to name a few. Nowadays, Shannon’s artworks are a part of luxurious private collections in New Zealand, Germany, England, America, and even Japan and Pakistan.

Shannon Crees lives and works in Sydney, Australia.

Featured image: Shannon Crees’ Portrait – image via
All other images courtesy of the artist.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2013Shannon CreesPure Evil Gallery, LondonSolo
2013Sheffield International mural festival TasmaniaGroup
2013Shannon CreesDangerfork Gallery, MelbourneGroup
2013Shannon CreesKaleidoscope Gallery, SydneyGroup
2013Shannon CreesFix 8 Gallery, SydneyGroup
201310 year anniversaryBlank Space Gallery, SydneyGroup
2012Art LabGlobal Gallery, SydneyGroup
2012Rinse and RepeatAmbush Gallery, SydneyGroup
2012GlasshouseAmbush Gallery, SydneyGroup
2012OPENAmbush Gallery, SydneyGroup
2012VNA magazine launch muralOxford Art Factory, SydneyGroup
2012Look hear FestivalSecret Walls, NewcastleGroup
2012Great WallManly Art Gallery, SydneyGroup
2012Salon des RefusesS.H.Ervin Gallery, SydneyGroup
2011Art and AboutSydneySolo
2011Outpost Art FestivalCockatoo Island, SydneyGroup
2011Live Painting BattleOxford Art Factory, SydneyGroup
2011Live Painting BattleOutpost Festival, SydneyGroup
2011Shannon CreesThe national Grid Gallery, SydneyGroup
2011Shannon CreesAmbush Gallery, SydneyGroup
2011Shannon CreesRtist Gallery, MelbourneGroup
2011Shannon CreesPure Evil Gallery, LondonGroup
2011Art Melbourne FairMelbourneGroup
2011Shannon CreesArt Focus Gallery, SydneyGroup
2010Shannon CreesAmbush Gallery, SydneyGroup
2010Shannon CreesAmbush Gallery, SydneyGroup
2010Shannon CreesUrban Uprising Gallery, SydneyGroup
2010Art Sydney FairSydneyGroup
2010Shannon CreesNational Grid Gallery, SydneyGroup
2010Shannon CreesGlobal Gallery, SydneyGroup
2010Instillation for Sydney Fashion WeekMCA, SydneyGroup
2010Shannon CreesManyoung Gallery, MelbourneGroup
2010Shannon CreesThe national Grid Gallery, SydneyGroup
2010Shannon CreesAmbush Gallery, SydneyGroup
2010Art Melbourne FairMelbourneGroup
2009Project 5Ambush Gallery, SydneyGroup
2009Shannon CreesPure Evil Gallery, LondonGroup
2009Shannon CreesStairwell Gallery, SydneySolo
2009The Apprentice channel 9Charles Hewitt Gallery, SydneyGroup
2009Shannon CreesUrban Uprising Gallery, SydneySolo
2009Shannon CreesFix 8 Gallery, SydneySolo
2009Art Sydney FairSydneyGroup
2009Shannon CreesThe national Grid Gallery, SydneyGroup
2009Art Melbourne FairMelbourneGroup
2008VergeArt House Hotel, SydneySolo
2008Shannon CreesFix 8 Gallery, SydneySolo
2008Shannon CreesArt Complex Gallery, TokyoGroup
2008Shannon CreesThe Collective, BrisbaneGroup
2008Shannon CreesNational Grid Gallery, SydneyGroup
2008Shannon CreesUrban Uprising Gallery, SydneyGroup
2008Shannon CreesArtist's Space Gallery, New YorkGroup
2008Shannon CreesOpus Gallery, LondonGroup
2008Banksy's Cans Festival 2LondonGroup
2008Shannon CreesThe Foundary, LondonGroup
2008MuralPure Evil Gallery, LondonGroup
2008Live Painting ShowBar Music Hall, LondonGroup
2008Archibald Submission ShowTap Gallery, SydneyGroup
2008Shannon CreesGlobal Gallery, SydneyGroup
2008Shannon CreesAngel Art Cafe, SydneyGroup
2008Artists' for PeaceSydneyGroup
2008Shannon CreesThe national Grid Gallery, SydneySolo
2008Shannon CreesAngel Art Cafe, SydneySolo
2008Shannon CreesTap Gallery, SydneyGroup
2007Art Sydney FairSydneyGroup
2007Shannon CreesArt Focus Gallery, SydneyGroup
2006Shannon CreesArts Connect Gallery, SydneySolo
2006Shannon CreesBlank Space Gallery, SydneySolo
2006Mosman Art PrizeSydneyGroup
2006Shannon CreesPropeller, SydneyGroup
2005Art Sydney FairSydneyGroup
2005Shannon CreesThe Grand Pacific Blue Room, SydneySolo
2005Shannon Crees464 Bourke St, SydneySolo
2005Shannon CreesSpace Junk, SydneySolo
2004Shannon Crees464 Bourke St, SydneySolo
2004Shannon CreesSpace Junk, SydneySolo
2003Shannon CreesSpace Junk, SydneyGroup
1997Warringah Art PrizeSydneyGroup