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Randy Shull - Juxtaposition

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Asheville artist and designer Randy Shull is not one to shy away from challenges. He has been pushing the limits of functional work and design for almost 30 years.

Mr. Shull is well known as a painter, sculptor, design/builder, and furniture maker but may be less recognized for his diverse portfolio of architecture and design projects, although that is changing. He tackled Depot Street in the River Arts District when it was still the ghost town of the RAD and created Pink Dog Creative, now a lively, multi-use building with two restaurants, a running apparel store and studios housing twenty working artists.  He designed and oversaw the expansion of the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center.

He also redesigned several existing mid-century homes in Asheville and his home in Merida, Mexico, all of which retain the essence of their mid-century architectural design with significant updates for lifestyle and materials of the 21st century. Notably, he designed a house on the grounds of Black Mountain College and Lake Eden several years ago for Jennifer Pickering and Leigh Maher who had lived in a home designed and built by students of BMC and wanted to continue the tradition of an artist’s involvement in their new home design.

He maintains a large warehouse studio in Asheville, NC and a mid century modern live/work space in Merida, Mexico.  Shull and his partner, Hedy Fischer, are collectors of contemporary art, evident in the exhibition Limited Visibility, featuring works from their collection, exhibited at the CAM Raleigh in 2014-2015. Shull serves on the collections committee at The North Carolina Museum of Art.

Mr. Shull received his BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1986. He was awarded a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship in 1994, an NEA Southern Arts Federation grant in 1995, and a master residency at Penland School of Crafts and Oregon School of Arts & Crafts. His work is included in a number of national museum collections including The Brooklyn Museum, New York; The High Museum, Atlanta; The Renwick Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.; The Mint Museum of Craft & Design, Charlotte, NC; Racine Museum of Art, Racine, WI; The Gregg Museum of Art & Design, Raleigh, NC, and Museum of Art and Design, New York.

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