Shawn HibmaCronan lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and creates large sculpture in a studio on the decommissioned Alameda Naval Air Base. He has exhibited work in a variety of institutions including shows at The Oakland Museum of California Sculpture Court, The San Francisco International Airport, The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, The Sonoma State University Art Gallery, The Fort Mason Center and The Penland Gallery in NC. Has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Museum of Art and Design in NYC, the Autodesk Pier 9 Workshop, and the Oakland Museum of California, among others. HibmaCronan is currently working on a large public art commission for a development in Oakland’s Auto Row Neighborhood.
In 2012 HibmaCronan launched an ongoing multi-year sculpture project titled Love, Inertia, and the Pursuit of the Perfect Stance. The project focuses on the effort to transform a1963 Ford Falcon Deluxe Clubwagon into a fully reengineered and completely customized “street legal” sculpture and art space that highlights the fascination of popular American car culture.
HibmaCronan is on the Berkeley Art Center’s Board of Directors and the California College of the Arts Alumni Campus Planning Committee helping with the future SF campus unification effort. He has been an ongoing member of CCA’s Alumni Mentorship Program and has hosted ongoing technique based apprenticeships for recent grads in his studio. He has taught Woodworking at the Crucible school in Oakland and Steel Sculpture at the Penland school of crafts in North Carolina.