From early through mid-December, Bandelier National Monument will be hosting this year’s third Artist in Residence, Shawn Skabelund.
Skabelund was born in central Utah, received a bachelor’s of fine art’s degree at Utah State University in Logan, attended graduate school at the University of Iowa, and taught drawing and installation art at Northern Arizona University.
In 1998, he settled in Flagstaff, Arizona. Today, he is well established in his field, working in drawing, painting, sculpture and installations. His works have been displayed in more than 30 one-person shows across the country, including one at Grand Canyon National Park.
Skabelund also has curated shows of others’ works, including this year’s “Fires of Change” at the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff. Many of his works can be seen on his website, shawnskabelund.com.