SHORTT EDITIONS: Books, multiples and prints made by Paul Shortt. Shortt Editions creates books, prints and editions that play with, mock and appropriate cultural norms, authority and rules. The press works with a mixture of digital printing, Risograph printing and laser cutters to create unique works that manipulate the political that can be found in the everyday. In 2018 Shortt Editions launched Altar Riso which works with artists based outside of major art hubs to create zines and prints and is the first Risograph artist press in Indiana.
Paul Shortt received his MFA in New Media Art from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his BFA in Painting from the Kansas City Art Institute. He has been in numerous group shows in DC, Chicago, Kansas City, and New York City. His works usually engage the public in physical interactions and conversation that examine everyday experiences and cultural norms oftfen in humorous ways through video, sculpture, books and public art. His videos have been shown at the Museum of the Moving Image, The Phillips Collection and the Corcoran College of Art and Design. He has participated in the Printed Matter Art Book Fair’s in New York City and Los Angeles, in addition to art book fairs in Detroit, Baltimore and Kansas City. Shortt has spoken about his work at the Ullens Center For Contemporary Art In Beijing, China and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri. He has been written about in Hyperallergic, The Washington Post, Bmore Art and Review Magazine. In 2015 he launched a project called "Reserved For Loitering," which examines and reimagines loitering across the US. Shortt is currently based in Indiana.