Shawn Turung is a non-production, multi-media artist exploring 2 and 3D concepts.
A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Shawn studied Kinetic Sculpture, stone Lithography, and 16mm Film, then attended graduate school, with a focus on 20c. Art History, at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX.
As a student at SAIC, Shawn worked in the Kinetic Art Sculpture Department as an electronic assistant. Shawn also interned through the summers in historic art restoration/conservation and decorative arts (1989-1991).
MUSICA: interactive neon and ocillation system
Additionally, Shawn practiced set design and large scale puppet design/construction within the live stage theater community working intermittently with Victory Gardens, Torso and Redmoon Theaters (1989 - 1991).
Shawn relocated to Houston, Texas, in 1991, to establish a small local business focused on residential and commercial architectural finishing and historic art restoration. Local Color Studios soon extended services to murals, product design and museum exhibits. Shawn remained General Partner 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 community and studio fine art. Shawn currently continues private
and public art restoration, finishing and conservation as
Milagro Fine Art Services. Clients include: Bernalillo County, the City of Albuquerque, the City of Santa Fe and pirvate collections.
Community fine art engagements in New Mexico include: exhibiting artist, teaching artist, exhibitions curator, 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).