Shawn Saumell

Shawn Saumell

Shawn Saumell was born in New York and currently lives and works in Dallas. He received

an MFA from Lesley University College of Arts and Design fka The Art Institute of Boston at

Lesley University, BFA from Texas Woman’s University, magna cum laude, and an AA from

Collin College, cum laude.


Saumell's work has been featured in over 150 exhibitions worldwide and has won many

international awards including, but not limited to: "First Place," "Director's Choice,"

"Photographer of the Year," "Best of Biennial," "100 Best International," "Top 50 MFA

Painters in America," "Top 25 International Fine Artists," and "Best of Show."


He has had a recent solo exhibition at the Mary Tomás Gallery, Dallas, TX [2018]; JM

Gallery, Dallas, TX [2017]; and One Arts Plaza, Dallas, TX [2016]; and recent juried

exhibitions at the New York Center for Photographic Art, New York, NY [2018]; The Photo

Review, Langhorne, PA [2018]; and the Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, TX [2017]; as well as

recent group exhibitions at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL [2019];

Warehouse 1005, Phoenix, AZ [2018]; 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX [2018]; Art 7 Gallery, Fort

Worth, TX [2018]; and the Museum of Biblical Arts, Dallas, TX [2018].


Shawn’s work has been selected by:

4heads Art, Governors Island Art Fair

ArtSlant Curatorial Team, ARTslant

Blue Mitchell, Diffusion Magazine

Chrissie Iles, Whitney Museum of

American Art

Christiane Paul, Whitney Museum of

American Art

Christy Karpinski, F-STOP Magazine

Cindy D. Rachofsky, The Rachofsky


Cory Hilz, Lensbaby

Cris Worley, Cris Worley Gallery

Darren Ching, Klompching Gallery

Editors, Artist Portfolio Magazine

Elizabeth Spungen, The Print Center,


Enrique Fernández-Cervantes, Dallas

Office of Cultural Affairs

Holly Johnson, Holly Johnson Gallery

Hugo Martínez Rapari, Mulafoco Museum

Jason Landry, Panopticon Gallery

Jeremy Strick, Nasher Sculpture Center

John Pomara, Artist

Joyce Goss, The Goss Michael Foundation

Julia Dolan, Portland Art Museum

Keith Carter, Artist

Laura Moya, Photolucida

Lollie Thompkins, Booker T. Washington

Marty Walker, Marty Walker Gallery

Matthew Gamber, Big Red & Shiny Magazine

Rex Bruce, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art

Rita Aida Gonzalez, LACMA Los Angeles

County Museum of Art

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, Artists

Sarah Cash, Bechhoefer Curator of American

Art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in

Washington, D.C

Sergio Gomez, Zhou B Art Center

Stephen Perloff, The Photo Review

Susan Swihart, L.A. Photo Curator

Tere Romo, Mexican Museum of San

Francisco and MACLA

Terri Provencal, Patron Magazine

The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards

Tim Slowinski, Direct Art Magazine


His work is in the collection of the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA; The State of New

Mexico, NM; the Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY; Shah Alam Gallery, Malaysia; Center for Fine

Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO; and the Mulafoco Museum, Uruguay.

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