Shawn Demarest, New Mexico Landscape Oil Painting


Shawn Demarest 

El Rito, NM  87530

503.975.3122 | | IG@shawndemarest




2019 Street Views, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle WA 

This Place, Waterstone Gallery, Portland OR (June)

2018 Aiken to Zzyzx, Kelso Depot Visitor Center,  Mojave National Preserve, CA 

Building Cranes and Butterfly Wings, Waterstone Gallery, Portland OR 

2017 Four From Portland, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle WA 

Exordia, Waterstone Gallery, Portland OR 

2016 I​nnerspace/Outerspace, Gallery 135, Portland OR 

2015 EastSouthEast, PCC Southeast, Portland OR

2014 Snow Day, Annie Meyer Artwork Gallery, Portland OR  

Last Hurrah, University Club of Portland, Portland OR 

2013 You are Here, Architectural Heritage Center, Portland OR 

2014 You are Here, Annie Meyer Artwork Gallery, Portland OR 

2011 Small in a Big Place, Annie Meyer Artwork Gallery, Portland OR 

CARS!  Studio 2507 Gallery, Portland OR  

2010 Beautiful Slog, Studio 2507 Gallery, Portland OR 

2009 States of Mind, Bite Studio, Portland OR  

I Love This Town! Portland City Hall, Portland OR 

2008 Stories, Bite Studio, Portland OR      




2022Three Friends Three Perspectives, Gallery at Abiquiu Inn, Abiquiu, NM

2022 City in Motion, SAM Gallery, Seattle WA

2018Surroundings, Antoinette Hatfield Hall, Portland OR 

2017Recycled Rain, (Featured Artist), Ford Gallery, Portland OR 

2016Artworks Northwest Exhibit, Umpqua Valley Arts Association  Roseburg, OR 

2015 Substrates, The Cannon Beach Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR 

2014 Industrial Beauty, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY 

2013 ​ Oil, Ink and Water, American Institute of Architects, Portland, OR 

2012 The Landscape Show (Featured Artist), Peoples Art, Portland OR

2011  Architecture and Cityscapes, Architectural Heritage Center, Portland OR 

Portland Visual Art Exchange, Littman Gallery PSU, Portland, OR 

2010 NW Herstory, Olympic Mills, Portland OR  

Gifted, Littman Gallery, Portland State University, Portland OR 

2009  PAN Plays Tribute, Tribute Gallery with Print Arts Northwest, Portland OR  

Street Beauty, Broderick Gallery, Portland OR   

2008 The Magnificent 7, Print Arts Northwest, Portland Oregon  

Love In Print, Bite Studio, Portland OR  

2007 Thirty! : Om Tradition Arts, Portland OR  



Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle WA, 2015-2022 (PNW artists only)

Waterstone Gallery, Portland OR, 2016-2020 (Artist run)



Fellowship Residency, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos, NM · 2019 

Professional Development Grant, Regional Arts and Culture Council · 2018  

Artist in Residence, Mojave Natural Preserve AIR Foundation · 2017 

Fellowship Residency, Playa, Summer Lake, OR · 2016 

Project Grant, Regional Arts and Culture Council · 2015 

Artist in Residence, The University Club of Portland 2013/2014  

Project Grant, Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) · 2012 

Fellowship Residency, Playa, Summer Lake, OR · 2012   



Helene Wurlitzer Foundation permanent collection · 2019

Northwest Natural, Portland OR · 2019

Gladys McCoy Building, Portland OR​ · 2019   

Oregon Health and Science University, Portland OR · 2018 

Touchmark, Portland OR · 2018  

Portland Community College Southeast (Commission)  · 2015

2015 University Club of Portland permanent collection  · 2014 

RiverEast Panorama (Commission) · 2014 

Playa Summer Lake permanent collection · 2013 

Regional Arts and Culture Council Portable Works Collection​ · 2012   



Exhibit Review, Visual Art Source ·Richard Speer · 2019

Shawn Demarest - Division Street, Wake Up Screaming, Matt Witt · 2018 

Shawn Demarest/Artist in Residence, Desert Light Magazine · 2018 

Three Artists on Inspiration, Professional Artist Magazine, Gigi Rosenberg · 2016 

​How SE 82nd Avenue became One Portland Artist's Muse, Portland Monthly, Fiona McCan​ · 2015 

Q & A You are Here,​ Portland Monthly, Jonathan Frochtzwajg ​· 2012   



Coordinator, El Rito Arts Festival · 2022

El Rito Art Association, Board Member  · 2021 - present

Juror, Playa Summer Lake Artist Residency · 2014 

Portland Open Studios, Board Member · Jan 2010 - 2012 

Love In Print Exhibit, founder and organizer, Bite Studio, Portland OR · 2009 - 2011 

Mt Tabor Centennial Plein Air Exhibit, organizer, Portland OR· 2009   



1983-1988  University of Colorado  ·  BFA Studio Art  ·  BA Mathematics  

1986  Cleveland Institute of Art, Lacoste France  ·  Merit Scholarship 

1996-1997   SCI-Arc/San Francisco Inst. of Architecture  ·  MA Architecture 

1992  Rod Goebel Painting Workshop  ·  Taos, NM 

1992  David Barbero Painting Workshop  ·  Taos, NM 

2009  Crown Point Press Etching Workshop  ·  San Francisco, CA

2016  Stephen Hayes Painting Workshop  ·  Portland, OR

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