J E N N I F E R S H A D A
Jennifer Shada’s (b. 1988) watercolors examine textiles for their inherent marking of culture, style and personal narrative. Her work investigates concepts of home, loss and what it means to be in liminal space. Exclusively painting fabric at rest in undefined space, she draws attention to the origin and function of the material. Like a gazing ball; the frozen, suspended textiles give reflection to the threads uniting our collective past, present and future.
A Bay Area native Shada earned her B.F.A. from Sonoma State University in 2011. She continued her education locally receiving her M.FA. in 2016 from California College of the Arts. Shada has exhibited both locally and nationally, including Temple Contemporary Gallery in Philadelphia and The Vast Lab in Los Angeles. Shada lives and works in both Santa Rosa and San Francisco and is currently represented by Hang Art Gallery in SF.