Shawn Kerwin is an award winning set and costume designer with credits in Canada, England and the United States. Her recent set and costume designs include Brothel #9, And So It Goes, Suburban Motel, Better Living, Escape From Happiness, Beyond Mozambique, Home Is My Road, (Factory Theatre) Master Harold and the Boys, (1000 Islands Playhouse,) Our Town, (Soulpepper) The Monument (Obsidian) Heaven, The Tempest, Habitat (CanStage) A Killing Snow, Salt Water Moon, Hockey Mom Hockey Dad Leaving Home, Harvest, Spirit of the Narrows, Drawer Boy, at the Blyth Festival, set design for After Image, Oil & Water, (Artistic Fraud) Pride and Prejudice, (Grand Theatre) costume design for Was Spring, Communion, How It Works (Tarragon Theatre) Moonlight and Magnolias, (Grand Theatre) The Journey(Pimooteewin), (Soundstreams Canada)
Shawn has also designed over 250 windows for Tiffany & Co.’s flag ship store in Toronto. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre, York University, where she served as Chair from 2003-2009.
Recently Shawn completed in a five month residency at the CFC Media Lab at the MaRS Centre and premiered her CFC installation project Alone Together at the Bata Shoe Museum during the 2011 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche.