Born in Boston, MA and based in Portland, OR Shea creates mixed media sculptures out of small discarded gadgets and lost cultural icons. These assembled parts are fused together with hand sculpted figures and animal forms carved out of clay and wood modeling mediums. Imbuing them with a sense of adaptability, transience and animism as they are pulled out of context, repurposed and recontextualized.
Designed Toy Releases
These are toys designed by J Shea.
Toy Series Participation
These are toys that J Shea has lent his design skills to.
These are one-off, or very limited, pieces.
- Piece(s) for Be My Valentine, 2015
- Skelve - "Drifter" custom for Conjuring Mischief, 2014
- Piece(s) for Tenebrous, 2014
- Piece(s) for Not in Kansas Anymore, 2013
- Piece(s) for the Morphous Group Exhibition, 2012
- Piece(s) for Super Button Mashers, A Gamer Tribute, 2012
- Piece(s) for Stop It!, 2011
- Piece(s) for Jab Strong Fierce, 2009
- Pieces for Curiosities, 2009
- Piece(s) for I am 8-Bit, 2008
- Piece(s) for Plastique Fantastique, 2008