Shea Fitzpatrick is a visual artist who playfully experiments with comics, animation, and digital tools. Shea is a multi-instrumentalist and co-runs a small collective for collaboratively learning music production. Shea used to design books at a poetry press; now Shea works as a user interface designer and is trying to draw more. Shea is a member of Soft Surplus, a creative community and art studio in Brooklyn, and a former participant of Crit, a part-time residency for artists, writers, and designers. The most fun Shea's ever had might've been drumming for Girltype Behaviors. Shea has written three chapbooks but is shy about it. "Shea" starts with "she" but rhymes with "they."
P.S. This this the first website Shea ever built. A new one is in the works.
TWO PEOPLE IN A ROOM OVER TIME (2019)
Two People in a Room Over Time is a comic about a room with not enough furniture. It uses abstract sequential imagery to echo the nuanced spatial relationships of a human interaction and emotional experience—e.g. comfortable silence, newly uncomfortable silence.
I DIDN'T ASK FOR THE HABIT (2018)
I Didn't Ask for the Habit explores two homonymous but distinct phenomena: a physical act of removal and an emotional state of remove.
STRETCH BREAKS (2019)
Stretch Breaks is an impractical collection of exercises for computer-caused pain management. Nodding to credentialed medical advice and ergonomics, Stretch Breaks offers suggestions for balancing conflations of productivity and self-worth, chronic pain, and conscious pursuits of bodily escapism. It is apologetically hand-drawn.
Stretch Breaks was created for the First Computer Mouse Conferece held at ITP at NYU on November 9th, 2019.
Research for this project was compiled here.
Experiments with animation, 3D modeling, and programmatic tools.
ON MY MIND