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 House Cory Hilz, Lensbaby Cris Worley, Cris Worley Gallery Darren Ching, Klompching Gallery Editors, Artist Portfolio Magazine Elizabeth Spungen, The Print Center, Philadelphia 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.,h_400,c_fill/sfr245t6azhe97vt65sl.jpg