Shaelin Jornigan is an emerging contemporary painter working out of Los Angeles, California. Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 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. Having completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus in Drawing and Painting in the Spring of 2017, Jornigan's work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions around Albuquerque, including shows at the Harwood Art Center, John Sommers Gallery, Pacific Exhibits, Graft Gallery The Orpheum, and 5G North and has been shown at Mash Gallery and Lisa Derrick Fine Arts in Los Angeles.
Focusing on portraiture in the early stages of her studies, Jornigan's work has shifted through various forms of surrealism and abstraction. Current works take the form of bodily abstractions created through a process that involves a combination of collage, drawing and painting.