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Shawn Augustson

Shawn D. Augustson is a multidisciplinary artist working in the areas of painting and photography. Having had no professional art training gives him the encouragement and freedom to simply create from his heart.

Shawn's exploration into the arts came after serving in combat with the US Army in Iraq from 2004-2006. Upon returning home from the war, he was diagnosed with PTSD, Anxiety and Major Depressive Disorder along with injuries to his back resulting in surgery. 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


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