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Artist Shawn Sullivan


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                   Shawn Sullivan (b.1957) Sacramento, California, is an artist from Long Island, New York. His paintings have been exhibited at galleries throughout the United States and featured at the Arnot Art museum and the John F. Peto Museum. Shawn has taken the age old tradition of still life painting and updated it with a modern twist. He depicts birds, stuffed animals, and children's toys, painted in eye catching colors, with an added sense of humor. He arranges objects in his studio to fit his drawings and then paints them in his own unique imaginative realist style. His current and future projects include several gallery exhibitions of his miniature series, preparing work for a major museum exhibition, and putting together a new body of work for a solo exhibition.
 
Education:
B.F.A. Magna Cum Laude, C.W.Post 1981M.F.A. Brooklyn College 1989Long Island Academy of Fine Art 2004-2007 (part time study with Robert Armetta)Grand Central Academy of Art 2007-2011 (part time study with Nicholas Hiltner and Sam Wisneski)Workshops Taken:
Still Life Painting, Grand Central Academy of Art, with Douglas Flynt, 2012Landscape Painting, Bennington Vermont, with Scott Prior, 1993Summer Intensive, Grand Central Academy of Art, 2007"Long and Short Pose Figure Drawing" with Jon DeMartin, GCA 2008Residencies, Fellowships:Artist-Teacher Resident, Cooper Union, 2001Artist- Teacher Fellowship,Art Institute of Chicago, 2001
 
Teaching Experience:
Brooklyn Museum Studio Program
Art League of Long Island, "Colored Pencils Rendering" 2013
National Art League, Douglaston, Painting Instructor, 2011, 2015
Fire Island Day Camp, Landscape Painting Workshops, 7/11-8/11
Grumbacher/Chartpak Painting Instructor, 2010
Still Life Painting Workshop, Islip Museum of Art, 2011
I have given painting demonstrations and other media at the Art League of Long Island, National Art League, Suburban Art League, Nassau County Art League, Floral Park Art LeagueGalleries:
William Ris Gallery, Jamesport, N.Y.
Argosy Gallery, Maine
Barnes Gallery, Garden City South, N.Y.Organizations:
Poets and Artists
Salmagundi Club, N.Y.C.
Art League of Nassau County
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