Shaelin Jornigan is an emerging contemporary painter working out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Focusing on portraiture in the early stages of her studies and career, her work has shifted through various forms of surrealism and abstraction. Current works take the form of abstractions deeply rooted in ideas of social activism through a process that involves a combination of collage, drawing, and painting.
Beginning her creative ventures at a young age, Jornigan's work won extensive awards in juried art exhibitions by the age of 18, including a scholarship to the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico. She recently graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus in Drawing and Painting, and her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions around Albuquerque, including shows at the Harwood Art Center, John Sommers Gallery, Graft Gallery and 5G North.