The traveling exhibition consists of 73 oil paintings, small to large scale and a recent series in Murano glass.  The work spans 27 years of Shane Gufffogg's career. The exhibition began in August 2015 at The Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia, and will continue through selected museums in Russia, France, Azerbaijan, Singapore, on the duration until the end of 2018. All pieces are described and represented in a hard copy catalog and including various essays and a foreword by Paul Ruscha.


Shane Guffogg-"The Observer is the Observed" in Baku Azerbaijan
Time-lapse video of Baku "City of Lights"

Time-lapse video of Baku "City of Lights"


February 21, 2017 - April 6, 2017

Art Gallery of the Museum Center at National Art Museum of Azerbaijan

On February 21, 2017 Shane Guffogg's THE OBSERVER IS THE OBSERVED Museum Exhibition joins a rich history of celebrating art and culture in one of the fastest growing cultural centers in the world. Baku bridges the ancient past with the approaching future, making it the perfect backdrop for Shane Guffogg's fascinating paintings and sculptures. READ MORE


Art Gallery of the Museum Center at National Art Museum of Azerbaijan

The National Art Museum of Azerbaijan, was founded in 1936 and is the largest museum in the country. There are over 3,000 artifacts housed in two buildings. The first building focuses on European and Russian Art, including the Russian Avant-Garde. The second building consists of Eastern art, in particular, Persian, Turkish, Chinese and Japanese art. The museum also holds a collection of Easel and Book Miniatures, from the 17th - 19th centuries.


About Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan, the largest city on the Caspian Sea and Caucaus region. Since 2000, the inner city of Baku, along with Shiranshahs Palace and Maiden Tower are noted as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Lonely Planet rated Baku as one of the top ten destinations for urban nightlife. Baku has a thriving arts presence with the Museum of Modern Art, Azerbaijan State Museum of History, Azerbaijan State Opera and Ballet Theatre, Baku International Jazz Festival and Baku Expo Center.