Shawn Demarest is a Portland, Oregon oil painter. She received a BFA from the University of Colorado with a focus on printmaking and painting, a BA in Mathematics, and a scholarship to attend the Cleveland Institute of Art's program in Lacost, France. Later studies led to an MA in Architecture. Demarest is the recipient of RACC (Regional Arts and Culture Council) Individual Project Grants and a Professional Development Grant. She was awarded residencies to Playa Summer Lake, Mojave Natural Preserve, The University Club of Portland, and The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation. Demarest has multi-panel installations in Portland's Rivereast Building and the library of Portland Community College. She has individual paintings in RACC's Portable Works Collection, Oregon Health and ScienceUniversity (OHSU), Touchmark West Hills, and Gladys McCoy Health Department Headquarters.
In 2020 Shawn Demarest moved to El Rito, New Mexico from Portland, OR.