Shig Shigley


S Shigley (b. 1974) in Rockford, IL was a self-taught, emerging artist who is best known for his highly regarded Joshua Tree sculptures. He was an accomplished metal worker/ fabricator whose work ranged from tabletop sculpture, metal wall art, custom furniture to large-scale public art.

He worked with a unique approach to abstractionism through the use of raw steel, bold colors, light, shadows and kineticism. His work is dramatically refined with the highest attention to detail.

Shig was commissioned to create numerous large outdoor sculptures including what is believed to be the world’s largest steel Tesseract for the Bombay Beach Biennale. The Biennale, in its 4th year, is a renegade celebration of art, music, and philosophy with the intent of raising awareness of the Salton Sea environmental crisis. The sculptures throughout the town are now permanent installations and stand as a testament to what can occur when a creative community of artists gathers for a common cause.

He had started an artist-in-residence program, to which he was awarded a “Golden Ticket” at the prestigious Chateau d’Orquevaux in Paris, France in 2020. He was invited to create a one of a kind piece for the sculpture garden and build a working metal shop for future artists and sculptors to create in.

He is represented by Colin Fishers Studios in Palm Springs, CA and continuing with J&J Harrington Gallery following the retirement of Colin Fisher.  His work can also be found in private collections throughout the US, Canada, and Brazil.

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