Shonna Renee Pryor
MFA, 2012, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; BFA Fiber, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI. Exhibitions: Abrazo Interno Gallery, New York, NY; Sullivan Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL; G.R. N'Namdi Gallery, Detroit, MI; Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts, Gary, IN; Various intervention performances sites including Frieze, NY; Armory Show, NY, Art Basel Miami, and Expo Chicago. Selected Bibliography: "Street Style: Frieze Edition", Refinery29 (2014); "Motown Leaders Envision a New Paradise Valley: Enclave to Showcase Black Culture", The Associated Press (2007). Lectures + Writings: "The Great Good Place" publication, Threewalls Gallery, Chicago, IL; "Adorn: Contemporary Wearable Art" Artist Talk, Chicago, IL; "Race and Anthropology" classroom guest panelist, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Experience at SAIC
As a museum school there is incredible access and options that enhance the learning experience and we're lucky to have that benefit. It makes a difference. Everyone is very generous with their knowledge and its really a community of sharing, growth, and opportunity.
I'd like to think that my propensity for multidisciplinary materials and methods are extended through the tasks I put forward to my students. In maintaining a focused artistic goal, it's important to me that they have more than one tool to meet a creative challenge.
Disclaimer: All work represents the views of the INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS & AUTHORS who created them, and are not those of the school or museum of the Art Institute.