5 Questions- Shawn Burkard

Ep. 54 – Shawn Burkard

Welcome listeners to 5 Questions: A Critical Mass for the Visual Arts Podcast in which we ask 5 questions of our interviewees aimed at positioning and contextualizing their respective bodies of work within the St. Louis artworld.This episode we’re talking with Shawn Burkard.

Shawn received his BFA from Webster University, and in 2017, his MFA from Washington University. Shawn has shown at G-CADD, Openspace Kansas, and ANNEX:Art in Berlin. Shawn won the Cecile R. Hunt Award in and the Art. St. Louis Award for Excellence in 2015. His show Knife Fight in a Valley of Flowers is currently viewable at Cunst Gallery in St. Louis.


  1. Why art? Why create? 
  2. Where should your work live, where does it live?
  3. What do you want for St. Louis and its people?
  4. What do you wish someone would ask you about your work? 
  5. What change does your work evoke in the viewer? What’s the endgame?

OUTRO: 5 Questions is a program by Critical Mass for the Visual Arts – a nonprofit, self-formed visual arts collaborative dedicated to promoting, enhancing and initiating contemporary visual art in the St. Louis region. 

Pick it up on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts

Or at criticalmassart.org/fivequestions, on twitter @criticalmassSTL, and IG @criticalmassart

With Shawn Burkard and Joe Kohlburn 

Editor – Sarah Hammond

Producer – Brett Williams


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