Shawn gets behind the public face of celebrity guests to deftly unmask a personal beauty rarely ever publicly seen. This premiere episode profiles Kent Monkman and is generously supported by Tiger of Sweden.

Renowned, award-winning makeup artist, Jackie Shawn introduces a 20 minute conversation series, profiling famous faces and personalities: Artists, Creators, Purposepreneurs, Taste and Changemakers.

Created by: Jackie Shawn & Len D. Henry
Executive Producer: Len D. Henry
Host Jackie Shawn
Director and Editor: Serge Constantinou
Producers: Jackie Shawn and Serge Constantinou
Associate Producer: Nicky Bruno
Camera: Julian Robertson
Camera: Dustin McLean
Lighting: Hiep Vu Photography
Music: ‘Little City” by HiGhMas

“Beauty isn’t just about women looking good anymore,” Shawn says. “Beauty transcends boundaries. It’s inclusive of all people: origin, gender, size, sexuality and faith. Beauty is not simply about being visible, it’s about ‘being really seen’ and heard. In uncovering the essence of celebrities and personalities, through my artistry, I’m merely acting as a bridge between their inside and outside worlds opening a safe link for them to share their authenticity.”

Kent Monkman  is Canadian artist of Cree ancestry who works with a variety of mediums, including painting, film/video, performance, and installation. Monkman’s works primarily explore 150 years of Canadian history and its impact on Indigenous peoples. Shawn has been Monkman’s go to makeup artist for sometime, whenever and wherever he appears as his alter ego, Miss Chief Eagle Testicle. Monkman speaks openly and passionately about his life’s work as well as his efforts, through Miss Chief, to highlight and possibly right historical wrongs.

Kent Monkman has had solo exhibitions at numerous museums including the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the Art Gallery of Hamilton. He’s participated in various international group exhibitions including: The American West, at Compton Verney, in Warwickshire, England, Remember Humanity at Witte de With, Rotterdam, the 2010 Sydney Biennale, My Winnipeg at Maison Rouge, Paris, and Oh Canada!, MASS MOCA.

Monkman’s work is represented in numerous public and private collections including the National Gallery of Canada, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Museum London, The Glenbow Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, The Mackenzie Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the Vancouver Art Gallery.

I SEE BEAUTY is about people who imbue their creativity and production with their authentic selves. It informs us about the passion, commitment and drive it takes to become iconic. On a deeper level, it exemplifies how everyone can become his or her own beautiful self.


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