Shawn Cotton, born in Montréal, is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist. His work covers the fields of literature, music, performance & visual arts. He has published four books of poems, founded the independent publishing house Le Cosmographe, the performance collective Volte21; and collaborated, as an arranger, with many musical artists from Montreal. His work as a musician has earned him two GAMIQ prizes for Album of the Year and two nominations at the ADISQ’s annual ceremony. He lives in Montréal.