Shaun Haugen was born in Austin, TX (1986). He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Texas State University with a major in Studio Art and a minor in English Writing. He has also studied and conducted research at the experimental School of the Alternative in Black Mountain, NC. He has exhibited in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, Oklahoma, and throughout Texas and his art and writing have been published in multiple literary journals. His first solo show is upcoming in 2021 at Artifact Gallery in Manhattan, NY. He has been accepted to Pratt Institute for an MFA in Painting and Drawing and will be enrolling in Fall 2021.