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Shawn Augustson

Shawn D. Augustson is a multidisciplinary artist working in the areas of painting and photography.

Shawn's exploration into the arts came after serving in Iraq from 2004-2006. Upon returning home from the war, he was diagnosed with PTSD, Anxiety and Major Depressive Disorder. Art became therapy for him which he used as a way to express the obtrusive thoughts and emotions he was experiencing. He refers to this work as Post Traumatic Expression.


Publications

2017 June - Painting Past the Effects of PTSD - NBC Broadcast - Bullock, Jennifer

2018 March - NPR - Veterans Reveals Art's Healing Power - WCBE Foley, Mike

2018 May - 10 TV - Iraq War veteran with PTSD finds healing in art and nature - WBNS - Nova, Karina

2018 June - Metro Parks - Painting Over PTSD

2018 September - That Ohio Vibe - Combating PTSD - WBNS - Fulk, Bram

2018 September - Columbus Alive - Post Traumatic Expression - Fischer, Jim

2018 September - The Latern - Iraq Veteran treats PTSD through art - Relet-Werkmeister, Tristan

2018 November - Street Photography Magazine - Street Photography treatment for PTSD with Shawn Augustson - Patterson, Bob


Awards

2017 March - NVCAF -  1st Place in Oil Paintings

2017 March - NVCAF - 1st Place in Pastels

2017 March - NVCAF - 2nd Place in War Experiences

2018 September - Outstanding Artistic Achievement to the Arts Community and Field of Mental Health - City of Columbus - Mayor Andrew J. Ginther


Exhibit History

2016 June - 21st Century Heroes Public Veteran Arts Display - Jackson Hole, WY

2017 March - National Veterans Creative Arts Festival (NVCAF) - Columbus, OH

2017 March - Studios on High Gallery - “Spring, Hit the Hop” - Columbus, OH

2017 July - School of the Art Institute of Chicago Gallery- CreatiVets Veteran Art Show - Chicago, IL

2017 September - Studios on High Gallery - "Fall, Hit the Hop" - Columbus, OH

2017 - October - December - National Veterans Art Museum - “Warrior Brain + Artist Mind” - Chicago, IL

2017 - November - Michael Thomas Gallery - London, OH

2018 SOLO SHOW - January - Stone Village Gallery - Short North, Columbus, OH

2018 Doodle to Fine Art - February - March - Columbus Metropolitan Library - Main Downtown Branch - Columbus, OH

2018 - June - August - American Veterans Art Show - Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center - Hendersonville, TN

2018 - SOLO SHOW - September 5 - November 9 - Post Traumatic Expression - Fresh A.I.R. Gallery, Columbus, OH

2018 - September 20 - Arts Invitational - Columbus, OH

2018 - November 9 - Art of Recovery - Columbus Museum of Art - Columbus, OH


Works Sold

"The Bookloft" - Painting - Private Collection - Columbus, OH - 2016

"Short North at Night" - Painting - Private Collection - Columbus, OH - 2016

"Short North" - Painting - Private Collection - Columbus, OH - 2016

"The Italian Market" - Painting - Private Collection - Columbus, OH - 2016

"3rd Street & Sycamore" - Painting - Private Collection - Columbus, OH - 2016

"Pittsburgh Incline" - Painting - Private Collection - Pittsburgh, PA - 2016

"Pittsburgh Steel Building" - Painting - Private Collection - Pittsburgh, PA - 2016

"Hale Bales" - Painting - Private Collection - Columbus, OH - 2016

"Hale Bales III" - Painting - Private Collection - Columbus, OH - 2016

"Scooters in German Village" - Painting - Private Collection - Columbus, OH - 2016

"Taking a Moment" - Painting - Private Collection - Cleveland, OH - 2016

“Standing Room Only” - War Chromatic Series - Painting - Private Collection - San Jose, CA - 2017

“The Last Watch” - War Chromatic Series - Painting - Private Collection - New York, NY - 2017

“Abducted Emotions” - War Chromatic Series - Painting - Private Collection - Pittsburgh, PA - 2017

“Flow of Politics” - War Chromatic Series - Painting - Private Collection - Pittsburgh, PA - 2017

“Awakenings” - Passion Series - Painting - Private Collection - Columbus, OH - 2017

“Endurance” - Passion Series - Painting - Private Collection - Grove City, PA - 2017

"Soul Guardian" - Sculpture - Private Collection - Lansing, MI - 2017

"Guided by Fireflies" - Painting - Private Collection - Augustine, TX - 2017

"Misty Dawn" - Charcoal Sketch - Private Collection - Augustine, TX - 2017

"Imminent Betrayal" - Passion Series - Painting - Private Collection - Columbus, OH - 2018

"Crowded in Doubt" - Camouflage Landscapes - Painting - Private Collection - Columbus, OH - 2018

"View of Columbus, OH Skyline" - Photographic Print - Private Collection - Columbus, OH - 2018

"The Facade of Depression" - Expressions Series - Painting - Private Collection - Columbus, OH - 2018

"Columbus at Night (COLOR)" - Photographic Print - Private Collection - Columbus, OH - 2018

"Commissioned Painting" - Business Collage - Private Collection - Columbus, OH - 2018

"Last Light" - Camouflage Landscape - Private Collection - Columbus, OH - 2018

"Into the Forest" - Camouflage Landscape - Private Collection - Columbus, OH - 2018

"Mountain Streams" - Camouflage Landscape - Private Collection - Columbus, OH - 2018

"Sing to the Mountain" - Abstract Landscape - Priavte Collection - Columbus, OH -2018

"Hocking Hills Spring" - Abstract Landscape - Private Collection - Columbus, OH - 2018

"Commissioned Painting" - Portrait - Private Collection - Columbus, OH - 2018

"Sprawling Tree Over Creek" - Landscape Painting - Private Collection - Columbus, OH - 2018

"Interstate 70/71 Split at Night" - Photographic Print - Private Collection - Columbus, OH - 2018

"Columbus at Night" - Photographic Print - Private Collection - Columbus, OH - 2018

"Columbus Skyline" - Photographic Print - Private Collection - Columbus, OH - 2018

“Bipolar” - Photographic Print - Private Collection - Columbus, OH - 2018

“Therapy” - Photographic Print - Private Collection - Columbus, OH 2018

“Our Tree” - Photographic Print - Private Collection - Columbus, OH 2018

“Post Traumatic Expression” - Painting - Private Collection - Columbus, OH 2018

“Tall Pines” - Landscape Painting - Private Collection - Columbus, OH 2018

“Barcelona Restaurant” - Oil Painting - Private Collection - Columbus, OH 2018

“The Mohawk Restaurant” - Oil Painting - Private Collection - Columbus, OH 2018

“Savior” - Acrylic Painting - Private Collection - Columbus, OH 2018

“Blue Ballet” - Gouache Painting - Private Collection - Columbus, OH 2018

“Tree and Path” - Acrylic Painting - Private Collection - Pittsburgh, PA 2018

“Old Tree” - Acrylic Painting - Private Collection - Columbus, OH 2018

“Normal Distribution” - Acrylic Abstract - Private Collection - San Jose, CA 2018

“Thoughtful Mirage” - Acrylic Abstract - Private Collection - San Jose, CA 2018

“Diluted Brain” - Acrylic Abstract - Private Collection - San Jose, CA 2018

“Three Trees - Camouflage Landscape” - Acrylic painting - Private Collection - Columbus, OH 2018

“Formations of War” - War Chromatic Series - Painting - Public Collection - Lebanon, OH - 2018

"Commissioned Painting" - Portrait - Private Collection - Columbus, OH - 2018


Affiliations

Fresh A.I.R. Gallery - Columbus, OH

Member Artist - ROY G BIV Gallery - Columbus, OH

CreatiVets Alumni - School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, IL

Veteran Artist Advisory Committee - Chalmers P. Wylie VA Center - Columbus, OH

United States Veterans' Artists Alliance - Los Angeles, CA

Ohio Art League - Columbus, OH