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Selected Exhibitions—One-Person Shows

  • Sept 2016        Composition for Forests, Collaborative installation & performance with Janice ChenJu Chiang, Ashurst Auditorium, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff 
  • Mar 2016         Standing in the Eye of God, Yuma Fine Arts Association, Yuma, AZ 
  • Jan 2015           Culpable, Martin-Springer Institute, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff
  • Jan 2015           Overburden: stripping away the mountains and their people, Traylor Art Gallery, Berea College, Berea, KY
  • Sept 2013         Virga: the Hunt for Water, six installations: Corvus, A Bed in the Sky, above Quetta, Standing at the Fire's Edge, Collaborating with an Abert, A Toll on Earth, Remnant, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ 
  • June 2012        The Price of Entrance, Park Headquarters, Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim
  • Jan 2012           The River Floweth On, Collaborative Installation with Tiffany Carbonneau, Greiner Art Gallery, Hanover College, Hanover, IN
  • Mar 2009         Speaking in Tongues, Joan Derryberry Art Gallery, Tennessee Technological  University, Cookeville
  • Jan 2008          Drive-by Shooting, Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande.
  • Nov 2007        Wandering Headless Through Eternity, Collaborative installation with Erica Damman, Cochise College, Douglas, AZ
  • Oct 2007          Stigmata at Wounded Knee, Apex Gallery, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD
  • Feb 2007          Burrowing Into the Earth, Central School Project, Inc., Bisbee, AZ
  • May 2006        Coaxing the Waters, Pocket Gallery, Art Museum, Northern Arizona University,  Flagstaff
  • Oct 2004          Pioneer Spirit, Conklin Gallery, Minnesota State University at Mankato
  • Oct 2004          Folding Into the Earth, Cortona Art Gallery, Franciscan University, Clinton, IA
  • Mar 2004         Drawing on Nature, Kendall School of Art and Design, Kendall Gallery, Grand  Rapids, MI
  • Nov 2003        Grinding Down the Public Domain, Adams State College, Cloyde Snook Gallery,  Alamosa, CO
  • Oct 2002          Dierenriem, three installations including: A Toll on Earth and Standing in the Eye of God, University Art Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute
  • May 2001         Infestation, Bunnell Street Gallery, Homer, AK
  • Oct 2000          Conquering by Certitude, Phoenix Center for Community Arts, Phoenix, AZ
  • Oct 1999           Temple of the Sibyl, Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • Apr 1999           A Toll on Earth, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • Mar 1999          Land of Exploitation, Kimura Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Oct 1998           Hypo-tenuis, Hypotenuse Gallery, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH
  • Mar 1998          Land of Golgotha, four installations including: A Toll on Earth, Plumb Line,  Lines Drawn in Red, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Oct 1997           What Darkness Brings to Light, Armory Gallery, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VI
  • Sept 1997          River Wraith, Moreau Gallery, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN
  • Aug 1997           Just Corn, Two-person show with Valerie Mann, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Oct 1996            Remnants: Recent Drawings and Sculptures, Matrix Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Sept 1996          Picnic at the FootstoolSpringville Art Museum, Springville, UT
  • May 1996          A Path that Joins and Divides, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand    Rapids, MI
  • Apr 1995           Healing the Circle, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI
  • Feb 1995           New World BurialArmstrong Gallery, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA
  • Sept 1994          A Line, Issued Out of the GroundKoehler Gallery, Whitworth College,  Spokane, WA
  • Apr 1993          Circle of Death, Circle of Hope, CSPS Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA

Invitational Group Shows

  • Jan 2014           16 + 16, two diptych drawings shown,  WSG gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Sept 2013         Banned Books: Artistic Reflections, installation shown: Land of Reclamation, The 410 Project, Mankato, MN
  • Oct 2007          Reflections, two drawings shown, Brigham City Museum-Gallery, UT
  • Sept 2007        Animal Nature: Works on a Theme, one drawing shown, The 410 Project,  Mankato, MN
  • Sept 2006        Dangerous Liaisons: Mining the Colorado Plateau, sculpture shown: Seasons,  Coconino Community College, Flagstaff, AZ
  • Apr 2005          20th Anniversary Sculpture Show, installation shown: Conversing with Coyote,  Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI
  • Jan 2001          The Saint Francis Art Exhibit, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ
  • Oct 2000         Windows in Art, one drawing shown, Brigham City Museum Gallery, Brigham  City, UT
  • Nov 1999          Enclave & Precinct, Two-person show with Deanna Sperka, one installation shown, Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI
  • Apr 1998           In the Dark, one installation shown, Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI
  • Jan 1998           Art and the Natural World, one installation shown, Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • June 1997          University of Michigan Art Faculty Exhibit, one installation shown, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor
  • Sept 1996          Group Consequences, two installations shown, Matrix Gallery, Ann Arbor

Juried Group Shows

  • 2013-14            SculptEVV 2013-14 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, outdoor sculpture shown: NAFTA's Gift, Evansville, IN
  • Feb 2011           Border Art Biennial 2010, installation shown: Land of Reclamation, Museo de  Arte Juarez, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, MX
  • Nov 2010         Border Art Biennial 2010, installation shown: Arizona Miner, El Paso Museum  of Art, TX
  • Feb 2010          Boomtown: Redefining the Southwest, installation shown: Conversing with Coyote, Gallery 100, Arizona State University, Tempe
  • Mar 2009        Of the Earth, Installation shown: Land of Reclamation, Foundry Art Centre, St.  Charles, MO
  • July 2008         22nd Annual Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition, outdoor  sculpture shown: Brassing Out, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Appalachian  State University, Boone, NC
  • Oct 2007          Being Open: 30 Years, 30 Artists, 30 Careers, installation shown: Conversing  with  Coyote, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI
  • May 2005         Art Exhibition for the 2004 Artists Grant Winners, one installation shown, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
  • Oct 2000          Draw the Line V  Exhibition, two drawings shown, Phoenix Center for Community Arts,  Phoenix, AZ
  • June 2000        Autobiography Exhibition, one drawing shown, Appleton Art Center, Appleton,  WI
  • Sept 1997          Installments IV, Exhibition at Rochester Municipal Park, one outdoor sculpture  shown, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI
  • Aug 1996           Toward the Millennium:  Art, Technology, and the Transformation of                  Community Art Exhibition, one installation shown: A New World Burial,  Michigan State University and East Lansing
  • Mar 1996           Artists Listen to the Earth Exhibition, one drawing shown, Marsh Art Gallery,  University of Richmond, VA
  • Jan 1996            Flora '96 Exhibition, one installation shown, Chicago Botanic Gardens, Chicago,  IL
  • Sept 1994          Installments I, Exhibition at Rochester Municipal Park, one outdoor sculpture  shown, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI

Education

  • 1990                 MFA in Drawing/Painting, University of Iowa, Iowa City
  • 1989                 MA in Drawing/Painting, University of Iowa, Iowa City
  • 1987                 BFA in Drawing, Utah State University, Logan

Awards and Honors

 

  • 2017                   Viola Award, Excellence in the Performing Arts, Composition for Forests, Flagstaff,  AZ
  • 2016                   Artist Research and Development Grant, for Composition for Forests, Arizona Commission on the Arts, $5000
  • 2015                   Puffin Foundation LTD, for Composition for Forests, $1000
  • 2014                   Viola Award, Excellence in the Visual Arts, Virga: the Hunt for Water, Flagstaff,  AZ
  • 2013                   3rd Place for NAFTA's GiftSculptEVV 2013-14 Outdoor Sculpture Competition  & Exhibition,Evansville, IN, $1000, (Juror, Lisa Freiman, Curator/Chair of the  Contemporary Art Department, Indianapolis Museum of Art)
  • 2011                   Money for Topics in Art: Ecological/Cultural Genocide in Arizona, sponsored  by the Martin-Springer Institute, $2000, and the Dean's Office of the College  of Arts & Letters, $5000, Northern Arizona University
  • 2008                  Martin & Doris Rosen Patron's Award for Brassing Out, 22nd Rosen Outdoor  Sculpture Competition & Exhibition, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts,  Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, $5000, (Juror, Sarah Clark-Langager,  Director of Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham,  WA
  • 2007                  Collaborator/Faculty Advisor for Erica Damman's Hooper Undergraduate  Research Grant, Northern Arizona University, $3800
  • 2006                  Teaching Grant for Topics in Art:  Site-Specific Installation Art: Water in the  Southwest, College of Arts and Letters, Northern Arizona University, $6000
  •                             Best of Show, “No War!” 8th Annual CSP Earth Day Exhibition, Bisbee, AZ
  • 2004                  Artist Grant, Contemporary Forum/Phoenix Art Museum, $1500
  • 2003                  Artist Projects Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts, $5000
  • 2000                  Best of Show, Draw the Line V, Phoenix Center for Community Arts, Phoenix,      
  • 1999                   William & Dorothy Yeck Award for Temple of the Sybil, Miami University      Outdoor Sculpture Competition, $4000
  • 1996                   Creative Artist's Grant, Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, and    the Arts Foundation of Michigan for A Path, that Joins and Divides, $7000
  • 1992                   Artist Mini-Grant, Iowa Arts Council
  • 1990                   Artist Grant, University of Iowa Fine Arts Council
  • 1987                   Anonymous Gift for Continuing Studies in Art, Utah State University
  •                 Robins Award, Achievement of the Year, Utah State University
  •                 Student of the Year, Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Utah State University

Professional Experience

 

  • 2017                   Artist in Residence, The Volland Store, Alma, KS
  • 2017                   Artist Retreat, Kane Ranch, Grand Canyon Trust, House Rock Valley, North Rim of Grand Canyon
  • 2017                   Artist in Residence, Taft-Nicholson Environmental Humanities Education Center, Centennial Valley, Lakeview, MT
  • 2017                   Artist in Residence, East Jemez Landscape Future, Bandelier National Monument & East Jemez Mountains, NM
  • 2016                   Artist in Residence, BoxoProjects, Joshua Tree, CA                         
  • 2016-17             Exhibition Curator and Project Committee member, Hope & Trauma in a Poisoned Land, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, (Sponsored by the Flagstaff Arts Council, Navajo Chapter House, National Endowment for the Arts)
  • 2016                   Artist in Residence, Wrangell Mountains Center, AK
  • 2015                   Artist in Residence, Bandelier National Monument, NM
  • 2014-15             Exhibition Curator and Project Committee member, Fires of Change, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, (Sponsored by the Southwest Fire Science Consortium, Landscape Conservation Initiative, National Endowment for the Arts)
  • 2014-16             Artist in Residence, Flagstaff Arboretum, AZ
  • 2012-14             Artist in Residence, Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona  University, Flagstaff, AZ
  • 2012                   Exhibition Curator, Beyond the Border: the Wall, the People and the Land,  Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ
  • 2012                   Visiting Artist, Hanover College, Hanover, IN
  • 2011                    Artist in Residence, Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim
  • 2010                   Exhibition Curator, Touching at a Distance,  Coconino Center for the Arts,  Flagstaff, AZ
  • 2010-13             Exhibitions Committee member, Flagstaff Cultural Partners/Coconino Center  for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ
  • 2009                  Artist in Residence, Department of Art, Appalachian State University, Boone,  NC
  • 2008                  Artist in Residence, Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy, Flagstaff, AZ
  • 2008                  Visiting Artist, Eastern Oregon University, LaGrande, OR
  • 2007                  Visiting Artist, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City
  • 2005                  Exhibition Curator/Coordinator, This Could Be Huge (Self-Portraits by  Flagstaff Artists), Beasley Art Gallery, Northern Arizona University
  • 2004                  Visiting Artist, Minnesota State University Mankato, MN
  •          Visiting Artist, Franciscan University, Clinton, IA
  •          Visiting Artist, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 2003                  Visiting Artist, Department of Art, Adams State College, Alamosa, CO
  • 2002                  Lecturer for the Inaugural Happenings in Humanities Series, Sponsored by        Dept. of Humanities and Philosophy, Utah Valley State College, Orem, UT
  •     Visiting Artist, Department of Art, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
  •     Visual Arts Grant Advisory Panelist, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix
  • 2001                  Alaska Design Forum Visiting Lecture Series, sponsored by the National           Endowment for the Arts, Lectured in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Homer, and Juneau
  •      Exhibition Curator, Third International Conference of Art Culture Nature, Northern Arizona University, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ
  • 1999                   Visiting Artist, Department of Art, Miami University, Oxford, OH
  •      Visiting Artist, Department of Art, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • 1998                   Visiting Artist, Dept. of Art and Art History, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • 1997                   Visiting Artist, Dept. of Art and Art History, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg
  •    Visiting Artist, Dept. of Art and Art History, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN
  •    Visual Arts Grant Advisory Panelist, Arts Foundation of Michigan, Detroit
  • 1996                   Visiting Artist, University of Michigan Biological Research Station, Douglas Lake
  • 1995                   Visiting Artist, Dept. of Art, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA
  • 1991                    Visiting Artist, Dept. of Art, Whitworth College, Spokane, WA
  • 1988/9                Intern/Coordinator, GRACE (Grass Roots Art and Community Effort), West        Glover, VT

Teaching Experience

  • 2014-                 Figure Drawing Instructor, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ
  • 2012                   Guest Lecturer, Presented lectures at Hanover College, Hanover, IN; Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN; Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY; West Street Art Center, Madison, IN
  • 2004-11             Lecturer, School of Fine Art, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff
  • 2002                  Guest Lecturer in Christine Weigel’s “Art and Activism” Class, Dept. of Humanities and Philosophy, Utah Valley State College, Orem, UT
  • 2001-02            Artist-Teacher, San Francisco Art Institute’s Summer MFA Program
  •         Artist-Teacher, MFA in Visual Art Program, Vermont College of Norwich University,  Montpelier, VT
  • 1999-04             Instructor, School of Fine Art, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff
  • 1998                   Guest Lecturer in Professor Sandra Lubarsky’s Master of Liberal Studies     “Sustainable Communities” Class, Dept. of Humanities, Arts, and Religion,            Northern Arizona University
  • 1997                   Guest Lecturer, School of Landscape Architecture, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
  • 1996                   Visiting Art teacher (Site-specific Installation), Community High School, Ann   Arbor, MI
  • 1995-98             Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Art and Design, University of Michigan,  Ann Arbor 
  • 1989                   Basic Drawing Instructor, School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa
  • 1988-90            Teaching Assistant, School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa

Publications/Broadcasts

  •    -                       Nadja Sayej, "'A time for guerrilla DIY': how the Mexico-US border became a hub for protest art," The Guardian, Feb 13, 2017                   
  •    -                       Corina Vanek, "FALA students decorate border wall with butterflies," Arizona Daily Sun, Feb 4, 2017, pages A1, A6                    
  •    -                       Diandra Markgraf, "Nature, fire, love and death: Art Installation over four concerts explores environmental themes," Arizona Daily Sun, Sept. 18, 2016, pages B1, B6                    
  •    -                       Diandra Markgraf, "Burn is Beautiful: Fires of Change Observes the forest for the trees," Flagstaff Live!, Sept. 17-23, 2015, pages 14-17
  •    -                       Andrea Luque Karam, "Artist Shawn Skabelund comments on society through his artwork," The Lumberjack, Apr. 30-May 6, page 26
  •    -                       Seth Muller, "The weight of culpability: Martin-Springer Institute welcomes new art installation on immigration and a visiting author on the Holocaust,"   Arizona Daily Sun, January 25, 2015, pages B1-2
  •    -                       Diandra Markgraf, "Fires of Change: Art and Science join forces on the North Rim," Arizona Daily Sun, Oct 12, 2014, pages A1, A8
  •    -                       Diandra Markgraf, "Drawing Fire: Flagstaff Arts Council organizes in-depth artistic study of wildland blazes, Arizona Daily Sun, July 6, 2014
  •    -                       Sarah Gianelli, "CEREBRALLY-CHARGED," the Noise, April 2014, page 17 
  •    -                       Betsey Bruner, "Interconnected Truth," Flaglive!, Oct. 17-23, 2013
  •    -                       Betsey Bruner, "Landscape as art studio," Arizona Daily Sun, Sept. 15, 2013, pages B1, B7  
  •    -                       Roger McBain, "Irony ingrained in artist's commentary on Whirlpool, NAFTA, imported refrigerators," Evansville Courier & Press, courierpress.com, June 13, 2013
  •    -                       Constance DeVereaux, "Grand Canyon Installation," KUYI-Hopi Radio, August 2012
  •     -                      Rene Westbrook, "Installation art on exhibit at Park Headquarters, Grand Canyon News, Sept. 4, 2012 
  •     -                      Ryan Williams, "Park Headquarters hosts art installation," Grand Canyon News, June 13, 2012, pages 1, 4B
  •     -                      Rene Westbrook, "Artist tackles uranium mining, Grand Canyon News, May 18, 2011, pages 1, 3B
  •     -                      Nicole Osinski, "Two artists collaborate on exhibit at Hanover College," RoundAbout, Febrauary, 2012, pages 20-21
  •       -Gregory Byard, "Excavating Destiny, A Conversation with Shawn Skabelund," Sculpture, May 2009, pages 48-53 
  •       - Betsey Bruner, "Branching out," Arizona Daily Sun, April 25, 2009
  •      -                     Troy Farah, "Professor's art challenges people's perceptions," The Lumberjack, April 23, 2009
  •       - Abena Songbird, "Stigmata at Wounded Knee", Dakota/Lakota Journal, Oct. 12-19, 2007, pages 1-2
  •       - Michael Gray Frick, "Shawn of a new era," Flagstaff Live!, April 15-21, 2004
  •       - Virginia Rose Kane, “Drawn to It,” On the town, March 2004, page 26
  •       - Michael Gray Frick, “Shawn Skabelund, The Great Unknown,” Flagstaff Live!, January 8-14, 2004
  •       - Libby Casey, “Ecological Art,” Alaska Edition, KUAC-FM, Fairbanks, AK, June 4, 2001
  •       - Theresa Bierar, "Artist Shawn Skabelund," Interview with Shawn Skabelund, WebCast - Inside NAU, The TV Show, April 20, 2001
  •       - Sonia Yanez, “Skabelund Wins National Art Competition,” NAU Today, September 6, 1999
  •       - Michael Conti, “State of disgrace: Artist sends message about Alaska's environment,” The Northern Light, March 30- April 5, 1999
  •       - Paulette Manson, “Show explores human-nature bonds,” Anchorage Daily News, March 28, 1999
  •       - Martha Keller, “Review,” Sculpture, 1999, pages 63-64
  •       - Tamar R. Charney, “Art With Corn,” KUOM-FM, Ann Arbor, MI, August, 1997
  •       - Martha Keller, “Remnants:  The Glove as Icon,” The Ann Arbor Observer, November, 1996
  •       - Alisha Hamilton, “Local Art Exhibit Questions Over Development: Rape of Nature Subject of New Installation,” The Daily Universe, September 3, 1996
  •       - Kurt Germundson, “An Art of Origins and Recycling,” Tractor, Vol. 3 (1995), pages 48-49

 

Conference Papers and Talks

  • 2015               Panel Moderator of Border Interventions, 25th International Sculpture Conference: New Frontiers in Sculpture, Phoenix, AZ
  • 1999               Environmental Place-Specific Installations: Art Which Questions Our Mark on Locale, Its History, and Its Use, The Second International Conference of Art Culture Nature, University of Washington, Seattle