|Pardon my French
mixed media Totem
Shawn Turung is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on mixed media work.
As a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Shawn explored kinetic sculpture, stone lithography and 16mm film-making: graduated BFA.
viewer interactive kinetic light and sound sculpture.
(board components assembled from collected electronic parts / neon assembled and bombarded at SAIC).
While studying at SAIC, Shawn interned with an art restoration company focused on interior and exterior artworks primarily located in historic neo-classical buildings,
in Chicago's downtown district.
Additionally, Shawn worked, in rotation, as a set designer, stage manager, and designer/creator of 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 initial 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 reconnect with Fine Art and studio practice.
Shawn continues Art Restoration as Milagro Fine Art Services.
| Special Collections Library:
Restoration of the
Gustave Baumann interior main entry motifs and fireplaces,
Community engagements in New Mexico include:
Teaching artist with the Albuquerque Museum, Harwood Art Center and The Art Center and Design College -(20th C. Art History);
District Representative and Chair of the Bernalillo County Arts Board (2011-17);
Co-creator of the Youth Mural Program in partnership with Harwood Art Center (2014-ongong);
Art Conservation Consultant for Bernalillo County and the cities of Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and Santa Fe, and
Exhibiting gallery artist.
| Youth Mural Program
"Path of Knowledge", 2015
Garfield Middle School, interior hall
Youth Mural Program
Installed in the Admin. Entry of the Albuquerque Bio Park.