Shawna is an artist and photographer originally from Canada. In 2009, she left her creative agency in Montreal and moved to Mexico City with her son where she co-founded Casa de Artes y Circo Contemporáneo, a non-profit interdisciplinary arts center. As artistic and executive director for ten years she developed numerous educational and cultural projects for children, youth and emerging artists. The center received two significant national grants and international recognition for its work.
In her personal art she enters the intimate world of memory and emotion to tell stories of human experience. She is drawn to themes of connectedness, resilience, vulnerability, transformation and identity. Her artwork has been recognized in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, France, Italy, Russia, Greece and other countries.
Currently, she is studying at the Canadian International Institute for Art Therapy, developing new projects and is partner at Kerai Studio
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