Shawn Kolodny (b. 1971) is an American artist, living and working in Manhattan, New York and Miami, Florida. Emerging with a highly sought after, provocative series, Kolodny gives you something to talk about. Drawing from a life spent amongst substance, addiction and materialism, as an owner and operator of New York City’s most prominent nightclubs, he has been both the observer and the subject. For Kolodny, addiction is a pathological relationship in which things replace the self. Kolodny’s work confronts the infinite cycle of fake fulfillment shaped by modern society’s addiction to ego, using the most sought-after brands and the most addictive drugs as a visual medium. Kolodny received his Bachelor of Industrial Design from Syracuse University in 1994 and his MBA from Stern School of Business in 2010.