Pardon my French
mixed media Totem
2016
 

                                 Shawn Turung is a non-production, multi media artist.

As a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Shawn explored kinetic sculpture, stone lithography and 16mm film-making: graduated BFA.
 
MUSICA: viewer interactive neon with connective ocillation / kinetic light and sound sculpture


While studying at SAIC, Shawn interned with an art restoration company focused on historic artworks in multiple buildings located in downtown Chicago, IL.
Additionally, Shawn worked, in rotation, as a set designer, stage manager, and creating large scale puppets - working intermittently with Victory Gardens, Torso, and Red Moon Theater companies.

After graduation, Shawn located to Houston, TX, opening a small business with an intial focus on architectural finishing.  Local Color Studios soon expanded into Historic Art Restoration, museum exhibits, murals and product design. Shawn remained general partner until 2002.
In Houston, Shawn attended graduate school at the University of St. Thomas with a focus on 20th C. Art History.

In 2002, Shawn relocated to New Mexico to connect with the natural environment and return focus to Fine Arts practice and integrating within the local Fine Arts community.

Shawn continues Art Restoration and Conservation as Milagro Fine Art Services.
 
Special Collections Library
Restoration of the
Gustav Bauman motifs/fireplaces
2011

Community engagements with the New Mexico Arts community include: Teaching artist with the Albuquerque Museum, Harwood Art Center and The Art Center and Design College, District Representative and Chair of the Bernalillo County Arts Board, Entrepreneur, Co-creator of the Youth Mural Program in partnership with Harwood Art Center, 2014-ongong and exhibiting gallery artist.
 

       Youth Mural Program, 2016
       in progress
       Garfield Middle School, interior hall

Youth Mural Program, 2017
in progress: "HIVE"
installed at the Albquuerque Bio Park.