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Shawn Saumell

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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

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:

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
Nov, 2013 Art for Advocacy
f.i.g. Fashion Industry Gallery
Oct, 2013 The Art of Photography Show 2013
SDAI - Museum of the Living Artist
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