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SHAWNA BOLINGBROKE

ARTIST & TEACHER

About Shawna...

Shawna Bolingbroke is an artist and teacher based in northern Virginia.

 

 Her artwork explores  the concepts of repetition, variation, and how these patterns effect identity, decision making, and the interaction between individuals and their environments. To do this she uses imagery representative of patterns she has observed in her history (personal and familial) as well as symbols of the world she lives in. Much of her work is done with mixed media, but she is particularly drawn to the process of Monoprint printmaking, as the process itself revolves around repetition and variation

 

Her classes and workshops teach technical art skills and therapeutic techniques, while putting a strong emphasis on personal growth, self expression, and finding joy in the process.

Shawna graduated as an Art + Design student at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking with minors in Psychology and Yoga Studies in May 2018.  While attending school, Shawna served as an Undergraduate Teaching Fellow in the printmaking department and as the Vice President of the USU Print Guild. She has received several scholarships including the Susan Blue Sky Scholarship from the Center of Women and Gender, the Farquar Art Scholarship, and the Marion Hyde Art Scholarship. Shawna also spent time volunteering abroad in an orphanage in Phnom Penh Cambodia, where she organized both Art and English class curriculums, and painted a wall mural for the children.

When not teaching or art making, Shawna enjoys hiking, doing yoga, and playing tourist with her husband and daughter.

 

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2018 BFA Fine arts: Emphasis in printmaking. Minors: Psychology, Yoga Studies; Utah State University, Logan, UT

 

2011 High School Diploma; Layton High School, Layton, UT



Scholarship and awards

2018     SGCI Differential Tuition Travel  Funding, Caine College of the Arts, Utah State University, Logan UT

$1305 ($435 per student attending)

 

2017 Intaglio Undergraduate Teaching Fellow; Utah State University, Logan UT

 

2017-18 Susan Blue Sky Scholarship; Center for Women and Gender; Logan UT

$1,157.35

 

2017-18 Farquar Art Scholarship; Utah State University, Logan, UT

$1700

 

2017-18 Marion Hyde Art Scholarship; Utah State University, Logan, UT

$1500

 

2016-18 Hansen Opportunity Scholarship; Utah State University, Logan, UT

$2500

 

2016-18 The Dean's List, Caine College of the Arts, Utah State University              


 

Exhibitions

 

2018 Flux: BFA Graduate Exhibition; Utah State University, Logan, UT

Co-curated

 

2018    Altered Landscapes: SGCI print Exchange Exhibition; The Bally's Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

 

2017 Paper and Clay Regional Exhibition; Utah State University, Logan, UT

Juried by Israel Davis

 

2017 Caine Gallery at the Block; The Block Film & Art Festival, Logan, UT

 

2012 Drawing Conclusions: USU Art Exhibition, Alpine Art Gallery, Salt Lake City,  UT

Hosted by Zachary Proctor and Clay Cavender



 

Collections and exchanges

2018 Altered Landscapes: SGCI Print Exchange; Southern Graphics Council International

 

2018 Utah State University Printmaking Special Collections; Utah State University,  Logan UT

 

2017 Beliefs in Relief: Print Exchange; Special Collections, Utah State University, Logan UT



 

Leadership

2016-18 Printmaking Guild Vice President; Utah State  University, Logan, UT

 

2017 Freshman Connections Peer Mentor; Utah State University, Logan, UT
 

2016 Art and English Class Curriculum Co-Organizer; MAGNA, Phnom Penh Cambodia



 

Teaching Experience

2018 - Present Art Instructor, Private Contractor, Reston, VA

 

2018-Present Online ESL Teacher, VIP KID

2018 - 2019 Art Instructor, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI

 

2017 Intaglio Undergraduate Teaching Fellow, Utah State University, Logan, UT

Professor: Kathleen Puzey

 

2017 Freshman Connections Peer Mentor; Utah State University, Logan, UT

Professor: Amy Odum

 

2017 Painting Instructor, Liquid Canvas, Logan UT

 

2016 Children’s Art Teacher, MAGNA, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

 

2016 Children’s English Teacher, MAGNA, Phnom Penh Cambodia

 

2015 Private Children’s Art Teacher,  Layton UT



 

Service

2016-18 Printmaking Guild Vice President; Utah State  University, Logan, UT

 

2018 Young Adult Church and Community Council Participant; Logan, UT

 

2016 Children’s Mural Painter, MAGNA, Phnom Penh, Camboida

 

2013-15 Volunteer Representative, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, Washington DC

 

2012 Coloring Book Illustrator – NICU Davis Hospital – Layton, UT