Shana Harper

I am a phenomenal artist who works primarily in printmaking, ceramics, textiles and drawing. 

In my drawings I like to work with holes or gaps, especially in my nature scenes. Sometimes that’s me, sometimes I’m in a hole trying to get out of it and a lot of my art is about my feelings. When I work in the studio I like to stay in one spot so I can focus. 

I like to draw variations of an image; a flower, a leaf. I like to repeat an image; that’s why stencils and printmaking interest me. I like to work an image until it’s perfected. I also like to challenge myself. Learning printmaking was a challenge over the last decade. 

In my ceramics I have made several pie sculptures since food is about memory to me. I made an apple pie sculpture to remember a loved one who has passed away. Working with clay I like the feel of it, I like smoothing it out, I like perfecting it. 

I want my art to expand into the world. I want to make useful things like napkins and pots. Things that people use and wear everyday. I want you to know that being an artist is the best feeling in the world. 

 // Shana’s available work //


recent exhibition history

Closing Of The Year// curated by Jean McElvane NIAD Windows 2020

Necesito Más Flores// curated by Maria Radilla NIAD Windows 2020

Be Heard. Speak Up. // organized by Fenwick & West NIAD Windows Exhibition 2020  

The Art Of Resilience: Black Artists Surviving And Thriving In The Bay Area// ACCI Gallery Berkeley 2020

Butterfly, Sugar // organized by Bonanza NIAD Art Center 2019

Redefining Contemporary Art // organized by Courtney Eldridge Depot Steamboat Springs 2019

Microcosmoic// organized by Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh NIAD Art Center 2018

Woven, Mixed, Tied, and Attached: Fiber As Message // organized By Ramekon O’Arwisters NIAD Art Center 2018

Handbills // NIAD Art Center 2017

Spring/ Summer Exhibition // organized by Arianne Gelardin PARLOR San Francisco 2017

Souls And Scenarios // organized by Gina Borg NIAD Art Center 2016

Party Animals! // organized by Katie Johnson NIAD Art Center 2016

Moonbeams and Polka Dots // NIAD Art Center 2015

Wrapped Up In You: NIAD’s Quilts // NIAD Art Center 2015

Making Friends // organized by John Casey NIAD Art Center 2015

Yes To The Dress Pop-Up Shop // organized by Peter Gravener NIAD Art Center 2013

Where Have All The People Gone? // organized by Amy Miller Village Theatre Art Gallery Danville 2013

Undercover Geniuses // organized by Jan Moore Petaluma Art Center 2013

Mud, Honey // NIAD Art Center 2013

recent press
The Editorial Magazine: Nurturing Independence Through Artistic Development (July 27, 2020)