Visual Artist


Dustin Shores was born in 1983 and grew up in the rolling foothills of North Carolina. He received his BFA in Fine Arts Photography from Winthrop University, located in Rock Hill, South Carolina in 2009. He currently resides in Tucson, Arizona and is pursuing an MFA in Photography at The University of Arizona.

Shores’ recent exhibitions, publications, and accomplishments include the collaborative exhibitions West by Wester, with artist Eric Wilson in 2016, and the collaborative exhibition Perception // Disconnection, with Art Historian Andy Hayt, in 2017. Shores’ most recent publication for sale now includes Finding Glove, 2017. During the summer of 2017, Shores attended The Durational Image workshop led by contemporary artist Owen Kydd at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, in Snowmass Village, Colorado. Shores’ is part of four upcoming museum shows running through the Spring of 2018.

First up is a group exhibition, ByNowWeAreThere, at The Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, October 7 through December 31, 2017. He is continuing his collaborations with Wilson in a second installation Monument Valley: America’s Temporal Paradox, as part of the Desert Hollywood: Celebrity Landscapes in Cinema exhibition in the Tucson Desert Art Museum, January 12 through June 30, 2018. They will also be co-curating, The Myth and The Mirror: Artwork of the American West, at The University of Arizona Museum of Art January 20 through April 1, 2018. He is preparing for his MFA Thesis Exhibition work from Leaving Alice in the Spring of 2018, at The University of Arizona Museum of Art.