Shawn Button is a multidisciplinary artist and designer based in Los Angeles. Originally from Reading, Pennsylvania, his creative inspirations have been realized across several fields and mediums including painting, interior design, clothing, and product design.
While studying fine arts and graphic design at Laguna College of Art and Design, Shawn created a full unisex ready-to-wear line with no formal training in fashion and was working on pieces for Lady Gaga and other artists. After college, he focused his art as a creative director and entrepreneur, and went on to co-create popular tech accessory brand Zero Gravity, which sold at major national and international retail chains such as Urban Outfitters, Free People, Anthropologie, and hundreds of small boutiques worldwide.
After the success of Zero Gravity, Shawn took a break to focus on securing a strong foundation in LA and absorbing inspiration everywhere in the city. With a love for creating transformative environments, he delved into interior design. In 2018, his surrealistic cabin home in Echo Park was featured on the cover of international Japanese magazine Lightning.
Shawn is currently creating a body of work centered around self liberation as activism against spiritual or political oppression. His work depicts a universal celebration of togetherness and encourages us to connect with our inner rhythm. Inspired equally by the grotesque and the bizarre, his paintings convey a fearless energy and unapologetic joy. He animates his subjects with colors and strokes that suggest a whimsical world of boundless potential and unbridled enthusiasm. The content is both a jesting homage to – and a satire of – his relationship to new age spirituality.