Shawn Turung is a multi-media artist exploring painting, sculpture and mixed media.
A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Shawn studied Lithography, Kinetic Sculpture and 16mm Film, then attended graduate school, studying 20c. Art History, at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX.
As a student in Chicago, Shawn interned in historic art restoration/conservation and architectural finishing from 1989 - 1991. Shawn also practiced set design and large scale puppet creation within the live stage theater community, while working as an electronics assistant in the Kinetics Department at the School of the Art Institute.
Shawn relocated to Houston, Texas, in 1991, to establish a small local business originally founded on architectural finishing. Local Color Studios soon extended services into historic art restoration, conservation, product design and museum exhibits, until 2002.
• In progress
Gustav Bauman Fireplace:
Special Collections Library/ Albuquerque, NM
Shawn relocated to New Mexico in 2002, founded on a desire to connect with the natural environment and to re engage an active commitment to personal and community fine arts. Shawn currently continues private and public art restoration and conservation as Milagro Fine Art Services.
Community engagements in New Mexico include: exhibiting artist, teaching artist, exhibitions curator (ongoing), serving on the Bernalillo County Arts Board as representative and Chair (2011-2017), and co-creator/lead artist of the Youth Mural Project, an after school mural program for middle school students, supported through the Harwood Art Center, (2013-ongoing).