Shawn Augustson is a self taught artist living in the United States. He currently resides in Columbus, Ohio. Shawn was in the US Army for over 10 years where he served in combat operations in Iraq from 2004 to 2006. Upon returning home from the war in Iraq he was diagnosed with PTSD, Anxiety and Major Depressive Disorder with Psychosis along with lower back and leg injuries. With the encouragement of an art therapist during one of his hospital stays he began using art as a therapy tool to help him cope with the obtrusive thoughts and emotions he was experiencing.
SUPPORT PROVIDED BY: Ohio Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation, The Greater Columbus Arts Council, Glavan Feher Architects Inc., Fulcrum Creatives Ohio Arts Council: A state agency that supports public programs in the arts