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Shawn Saumell

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New York

Birth year

Lives in

Works in
Dallas, TX


Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, 2013, MFA - magna cum laude
Texas Woman's University, 2008, BFA - magna cum laude
Collin College, 2005, AA - cum laude

Representing galleries
JM Gallery

exhibition/performance, digital, photography, traditional, modern, surrealism, landscape, realism, conceptual, video-art, installation, sculpture, figurative, abstract, FOUNDATION, research, non-profit, government, studio-lofts, Association, publication, collective, guild, Theory/Philosophy, Psychology, philosophy, Perception, arts-education mixed-media, gallery, cultural-center


Shawn Saumell was born in New York, in 1977 and currently lives and works in Dallas.  He received a MFA from AIB at Lesley University, BFA from the Texas Woman’s University, magna cum laude, and an AA from Collin College, cum laude. 

He has had a recent solo exhibition at The Boston Public Library, Boston, MA (2012); and recent juried exhibitions at the Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA (2013); A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX (2013); Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX (2012); and the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX (2012).

Saumell’s work has been chosen by Chrissie Iles, Whitney Museum of American Art; Rex Bruce, LACDA; Laura Moya, Photolucida; Blue Mitchell, Diffusion Magazine; Matthew Gamber, Big Red & Shiny Magazine; Jason Landry, Panopticon Gallery; Holly Johnson, Holly Johnson Gallery;Marty Walker, Marty Walker Gallery; Lollie Thompkins, Booker T. Washington; Rita Aida Gonzalez, LACMA; Elizabeth Spungen, The Print Center,Philadelphia; John Pomara, Artist; Julia Dolan, Curator of Photography at the Portland Art Museum; Tim Slowinski, Direct Art Magazine andRobert and Shana ParkeHarrison.

His work is in the collection of the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA; the Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY; Shah Alam Gallery, Malaysia; and the Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. Saumell is also the founder of Pulsian Press, a boutique publishing company.

Recent Exhibits

Shawn Saumell participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2015 Electron Salon International Group Exhibit
LACDA - Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
Sep, 2015 Director’s Choice: From Virtual to Actual 4
Viridian Artists
Feb, 2014 Imagined Realities
The Vermont Photography Workplace / PhotoPlace Gallery
Limner Gallery
Jan, 2014 Photography & Materiality
University of Texas at Dallas
Jan, 2014 Heavens and Earths
Cohn Drennan Contemporary
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