Shel Howard Beugen has been creating art for over 30 years. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he is a graduate of the University of Minnesota (B.A., M.A.) and did post-graduate work at The Art Institute of Chicago. His early work developed as an extension of his training as a floral designer, and he continues to explore visual and physical relationships through assemblages and constructions. A long-time resident of Chicago, he has shown his work in a variety of gallery spaces. His work is included in private collections in California, Illinois, Florida, Michigan and Texas.