OMEGAFAUNA

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Photo © 605 Magazine —   At Exposure Gallery & Studios, 2017

Photo © 605 Magazine — At Exposure Gallery & Studios, 2017

 
 

Hello! I’m Sharon Wegner-Larsen, the creator behind OMEGAFAUNA. I'm an illustrator, painter, and graphic designer. I specialize in nature, science, and fantasy themed illustration work.

I used the invented word OMEGAFAUNA as my personal online moniker long before I dreamed of freelancing with my illustration work. OMEGA, meaning last or final, and FAUNA, meaning animal life, seemed to perfectly express the themes I’d been exploring in my artwork since I was a child. The name stuck when I started my first online shop in 2010.

OMEGAFAUNA is run by me and my husband, Tim, out of our home in the little Midwest city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

 
 

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ART MEDIUMs / STYLEs

Acrylic on Canvas

Acrylic on Canvas

Ink + Watercolor

Ink + Watercolor

Ink + Digital

Ink + Digital

 

 

INSPIRATION / THEMES

 

My inspiration is fed by nature, science, time, the human spirit of discovery and adventure, myth, imagination, and fantasy.

 
Tyrannosaurus rex   specimen BHI 3033 "Stan" Museum at Black Hills Institute, Hill City, SD

Tyrannosaurus rex specimen BHI 3033 "Stan"
Museum at Black Hills Institute, Hill City, SD

Geo-rex Vortex   Ink on paper, digital color

Geo-rex Vortex
Ink on paper, digital color

 

 

curriculum vitae

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
Drawing Blanks | Juried group show | 8th & RR Center | Sioux Falls, SD | 2019
Guest Artist at Eastbank Gallery | Eastbank Art Gallery | Sioux Falls, SD | 2019
Flight Ephemeral | Duo show | Exposure Gallery & Studios | Sioux Falls, SD | 2017
8 x 8 Holiday Show | Rehfeld’s Art & Framing | Sioux Falls, SD | 2016
Featured Artist at Rehfeld’s | Rehfeld’s Art & Framing | Sioux Falls, SD | 2016
2nd Annual Sweet Art Show | Icon Event Hall + Lounge | Sioux Falls, SD | 2016
Guest Artist at Rehfeld’s | Rehfeld’s Art & Framing | Sioux Falls, SD | 2015
Uptown Artists at The Bakery | The Bakery | Sioux Falls, SD | 2015
From Mountains to Sea | Juried group show | Art.Science.Gallery | Austin, TX | 2015
Skullmore Launch Party | Exposure Gallery & Studios | Sioux Falls, SD | 2015
Spectrum | Exposure Gallery & Studios | Sioux Falls, SD | 2015
The $100 Art Show | Exposure Gallery & Studios | Sioux Falls, SD | 2014
Think Free | Juried group show | Exposure Gallery & Studios | Sioux Falls, SD | 2014
Welcome Back | Exposure Gallery & Studios | Sioux Falls, SD | 2014
Beasts | Exposure Gallery (old location) | Sioux Falls, SD | 2013

SELECTED EVENTS
Art Maze | Mural design | Former DM&E building | Sioux Falls, SD | 2016
Mural design + live mural painting | The Bakery | Sioux Falls, SD | 2015
Studio 301 | Washington Pavilion | Sioux Falls, SD | 2014
Live mural painting | DTSF Riverfest | Sioux Falls, SD | 2014
Live watercolor painting | DTSF Art & Wine Walk | Sioux Falls, SD | 2013
Live acrylic painting | DTSF Art & Wine Walk | Sioux Falls, SD | 2013

PUBLIC MURALS
Storm Inlet Painting Project
| Downtown Sioux Falls | 2018

PRESS + PUBLICATIONS
Meet the Artist: Sharon Wegner-Larsen | 605 Magazine | November Issue | 2017
Sharon Wegner-Larsen: An Inspiring Interview | Jam Art + Supplies’ Inspired Interview series | 2016
Skullmore Vol. 2 | Full page art | 2015
Skullmore Vol. 1 | Cover art | 2015

EDUCATION
University of South Dakota | Vermillion, SD | BFA degree | Graphic design + painting | 2011

 
Art Maze, 2016

Art Maze, 2016

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Storm Inlet Painting Project, 2018

Storm Inlet Painting Project, 2018

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