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Shawn Hensley

Champaign, IL, United States

Shawn Hensley grew up in the midst of a junkyard in Tucson, AZ where he began sculpting and experimenting with a wide variety of materials. He attended a fine arts high school and earned a BFA in sculpture and ceramics from the University of Arizona. Out of college, he began working as sculptor in the museum fabrication industry. He has created hundreds of highly realistic figures, plant and animal models, and environments over the past 20 years. His professional work can be seen all over the United States in nature centers, state museums, and aquariums. Shawn's personal work is a reflection of his professional work minus the restrictions. The influences on Shawn's personal work include growing up in a junk yard, poverty, helping to raise his special needs brother, and traveling. Shawn has worked for Taylor Studios, Inc. for the past 18 years and is currently the Structures Lead. For more, see: http://www.taylorstudios.com/

Shawn's ArtPrize Entries

These are Shawn's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

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    Common Blue

    2017 ArtPrize Entry Shawn Hensley
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