Toy Show: co-curator


                                                                                                                                                 museum presentation

Curatorial & Judicial

Inpost Art Space, Curator: 2004 - 2007
Metro Youth Art Exhibit - Judge for Mixed Media Fine Art / 2008 - 2013, 2015 - 2016
Albuquerque Academy - Invitational Portfolio Review and Critique / 2009
South Broadway Cultural Center - Plush, Curator / September, 2012
April Price Projects Gallery - Studio She, co-Curator / 2017

Exhibit/208 - Toy Show, co-Curator / December, 2019


Bernalillo County Arts Board / Chair,  2016 - 2017 / district representative, 2011 - 2016
Friends for Life / Fundraising gala event art auction for NM AIDS Services, 2004 - 2006

Community Donations & Contributions:

Kitchen Angels - supporting people with home and food insecurity in New Mexico
Harwood 12 x 12 - supporting Harwood Art Center
Roadrunner Food Bank - supporting food insecurity in New Mexico
Ornament Auction - supporting the University of New Mexico, Art Museum

Astroid Project / Houston, TX


All Black and White - STEAM Artist, facilitating STEAM based artisitc programming:
                                   Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, 2022
Working Classroom / mixed media painting 2001 - 2002
Albuquerque Museum of Art and History / art school 2003 - 2006

Museum School, marionettes, 2006

Harwood Art Center / studio arts drawing and painting / adult,  2002 - 2005
                                     Art Camp, 2011 - 2017
                                     Youth Mural Project, co-creator, 2013 - 2017


Arte' Encantado: middle school students, in progress, upcycled marine sculpture, 2015

Arte' Incantado / upcycled, recycled plastics
marine sculpture (jellyfish), 2014

Art and Design College / 20c Art History, 2005 - 2007
Guest Artist / La Queva High School / 2006
Guest Artist / Sandia High School / 2009, 2010, 2011
Arte' Encatado, City of Albuquerque / 2014 - 2016
querque Bio Park / Summer Art Program  2013 - 2015


June - December, All Black and White, International Balloon Museum Gallery,
                               curated by Rachel Moore and Augustine Romero
December - January 1, 2023, Regalos, Hecho Gallery, Santa Fe, regional juried exhibition

October - Arts Thirve, Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, international juried exhibition

Select Solo:
2020 University of New Mexico Health Sciences Art Program /Jonathan Abrams MD Art Gallery
                   The Serpent in the Stream - works in ink by Shawn Turung
 2013 Exhibit/208Loaded, Albuquerque
 2009 Blossom Street Gallery,Theory, Houston, TX
 2008 Box Gallery loft, Selections from the Infinity and Optic Series, Santa Fe, NM
 2007 Exhibit/208, New Work, Albuquerque, NM

 2005 Harwood Art Center, Minions, Albuquerque , NM
 1989 The Long Island Museum of Fine Art, Shawn Turung, curated by Eleanor Flomenhaft, Long Island, NY


2017 City of Santa Fe Community Gallery @ the Santa Fe Convention Center, Red Book, Santa Fe, NM
2015 Center for Contemporary Arts18 Days, juried, New Mexico Committee of the National Foundation in the Arts,
         Santa Fe, NM

2010 Texas National, juror: Judy Pfaff, Cole Art Center, Nacadoches, TX
2009 The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Biennial Southwest, juror: Neal Benezra, MOMA, San Francisco
2008 The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Biennial Southwest, juror: Dr. Stephanie Hanor, chief curator,
          San Diego, MO
2005 The New Mexico Museum of Fine ArtsOriginals 2005, Santa Fe, NM
2004 Santa Fe Gallery @ the Santa Fe Convention Center, Pollination, Santa Fe, NM


2018 Harwood Art CenterPrelude
2017 Harwood Art Center, XING!, public art installation by Stephanie Lerma and Shawn Turung, Albuquerque, NM
2017 Luanem GalleryArt Jams, Albuquerque, NM
2016 New Concepts Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2016 South Broadway Cultural Center, The Bomb - part of
On The Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art+Design
2016 Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Minatures and More / fea. MORE artist, Albuquerque, NM
2016 Luanem, Fresh Paint, Albuquerque
2015 Women in Creativity, Pictures of You, Farm and Table, Albuquerque, NM
2015 Page Coleman Gallery, Wild+Life, curated by Page Coleman and Margo Geist
2013 Harwood Art Center, Prelude, Albuquerque
2010 The Albuquerque Museum of Art and HistoryAlbuquerque Now, curated by Andrew Conners, Albuquerque
2009 Open Space Gallery, Nation, Albuquerque
2003 Site Santa Fe, Monothon 18, Santa Fe
1998 Sally Sprout Gallery, group show, Houston, TX     

Select Group:
2019 Exhibit/208: The Toy Show: a celebration of art inspired by toys - concept and co-curator
2018 April Price Projects Gallery, Views From the Beach, Albuquerque
2017 African American Arts Pavillion, A Map of My Own - curated by Bernalillo County arts program, Albuquerque, NM
2017 April Price Projects Gallery, STUDIO she, Albuquerque, NM

2017 City of Santa Community Gallery @ the SF Convention Center, Spectacle
2017 Harwood Art Center, HOME - an exhibtion by the s(and) collective

2016 Exhibit/208, Intersections: sculptures by Gary Wellman - mixed media works by Shawn Turung, Albuquerque, NM
2016 New Concepts Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2016 Exhibit/208, TONDO, s(and) collective, Albuquerque, NM
2016 Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Minatures and More
2015 Exhibit 208, s(and) an Introduction, Albuquerque, NM
2015 City Santa Fe Community Gallery @ the SF Convention Center, Breaking the Block, invitational, Santa Fe, NM
2014 Harwood Art Center, main gallery/ Finding Reason, Shawn Turung and Maude Andrade, Albuquerque, NM
2012 The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Miniatures and More, fea. MORE artist, Albuquerque, NM
2007 Page Coleman Gallery, Grand re-Opening - Albuquerque, NM
2005 Katrina Lasko Gallery, Sensual or Erotic, Bernalillo, NM          
2005 Inpost Artspace, Inpost Curators, Albuquerque, NM
2004 Weyrich Gallery, The Power of Art, Albuquerque, NM

2006 Rivera Peterson Gallery, Equinox - Ricardo Chavez Mendez, Shawn Turung and Adrian Martinez, Albuquerque, NM
2003 Blossom Street GalleryNew Artists, Houston
2002 Scaravelli Gallery, Radius, Cleveland, OH
2001 Koelsch Gallery, way cool, Houston, TX
1989 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, fellowship exhibition

Group Affiliations
s(and) art collective
Studio She
Mother Art collective



    Women in Creativity / cover image


Select Publications
2017 New American Painters - interview by Diana Gaston, director of the Tamarind Institute and arts critic
2010 Pasatiempo, Santa Fe New Mexican arts magazine
2007 Albuquerque Tribune, review by Nancy Salem - fine art collector and arts critic  

Select Awards
AIA award for children’s museum design
NEAA grant
National Gold Key award for painting
National Gold Key award for drawing
Presidential Scholar, finalist