Lives and works in Denver, CO
“I would say most people have a character or voice in their heads. Whether you call it your conscience, your god, or guardian angel we as humans tend to feel like someone or something is experiencing or viewing our lives with us.”
“My focus has primarily been depicting the human figure, using this to express and better understand the world, my inner self, and the many facets and contradictions of being a modern person. My work has many influences, but ancient art and architecture has produced a special significance in my work throughout the last several years. In my work, I exaggerate features to illustrate significance and to also create otherworldly images.” - Shawn Polmo
BFA, Colorado State University
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2022, Without Dreams, Art Gym, Denver, Colorado
Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, multidisciplinary artist Shawn Polmo spent his childhood drawing and building in his grandfather’s studio and woodworking shop, learning a range of skills from sketching trees to tending a garden. After earning his BFA, Shawn has refined his creative skills to express himself and process experiences. His works’ exaggerated features reflect his interest in human nature, inspiring the viewer to look first at his work, then inside themselves.