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Shaun Roberts

  • Associate Professor
    • Painting (Area Advisor)
Shaun Roberts received his BFA in painting from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2010 and earned his MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Washington in 2012. Upon graduation from the University of Washington, Shaun was awarded the Joan Mitchel Foundation Grant for graduating MFA students, only 50 awarded nationally. Shaun is currently an associate professor of art at Stephen F. Austin State University and painting area coordinator.

Using allegorical and mythological motifs incorporated with drama and pathos, Shaun explores timeless narratives in his paintings. He is not interested in the whims of the time but looks to cultures and canonized beauties of the past. Like a Renaissance painter or Hellenistic sculptor, Shaun works in a mythological landscape and develops archetypal images. Shaun explores sentimentality and sensuality in his paintings, intending to create a cathartic moment between the viewer and subject, whether it be love, death or an eternal sunset. Shaun has been in several group and solo exhibitions spanning over 19 states, including First Street Gallery (NY.), Southern Mississippi Museum of Art, and Eastern Kentucky University, Kirk Hopper Fine Art, Dallas TX. Gadsden Museum of Art, AL.