Shawna is an artist and creative professional originally from Canada. In 2008 she moved to Mexico City with her son where she co-founded the non-profit interdisciplinary arts center, Casa de Artes y Circo. As artistic and executive director for ten years she developed numerous educational and cultural projects, in particular for children, teens and young emerging artists. The center received two significant national grants and international recognition for its work. Shawna’s artwork has been recognized in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, France, Italy, Russia, Greece and other countries. Her experience in arts education and creative development has been central to her understanding of the arts in health and community development. She is currently studying at the Canadian International Institute for Art Therapy, developing a sustainable eco-happy clothing line with a friend and working on personal projects in her studio in Roma Norte, CDMX.

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