Ukrainian artist Sana Shaw FIRST showing of art in the USA
Just around the corner in Old Tomball you will discover fine art from 15+ local artists, one visiting artist from West Texas, and a guest POP-UP artist Sana Shaw with her unique, beautiful paintings featured in the center of the gallery for the weekend of July 7, 8, and 9. Approximately 18 of Sana Shaw's paintings are on exhibit in the gallery center.
Ukrainian artist Sana Shaw is at the DaVinci Artists Gallery with her FIRST showing of art in the USA. Join us for this FIRST POP-UP ARTIST event.
The DaVinci Artists Gallery, 315 W. Main St., Tomball, Texas. Fri-Sat 10 am - 5 pm and Sun 1 pm - 4:30 pm.
Sana Shaw Biography
I was born and grew up in Ukraine. For a long time, I lived in Russia. Recently I traveled the world for 7 years and lived in different countries. Now I live in America. I found my new home in Houston, Texas. But wherever I have lived, creativity has always been present in my life. Creativity is my passion, my hobby and a most fascinating occupation for me. Creativity is the passion that fuels my life and my mission.
My creative work began in a design laboratory which developed drawings for dishes. This work lasted 6 years for me. My creative nature required further development; a desire to do more with life and bolster my skills. My whole family was interested in fashion. Fashion and fashion design was my childhood dream. So I organized my personal fashion studio for which I directed and worked as a fashion designer and artist. With my studio, I created my own brand of clothing called "Oxana Art". I participated in many shows, Defile of the Yekaterinburg fashion shows pret-a porter and in other countries, television projects devoted to fashion, in many exhibitions and live modeling performances. It was a successful career in fashion and I developed my brand for many years.
In parallel, I was engaged in many kinds of art - painting furniture, painting of clothes, design of women's bags, design of curtains for home interior, painting dishes, creating paintings on various textiles, and creation of brand books for myself and for a large corporation that defined the identity through logos and other artistic designs. For about ten years, I poured all of my efforts into the development of artistic collections, Working on clothing lines for myself and for industrial use by a factory in Yekaterinburg; graphics, drawings and paintings were also included. Some of the works are posted on my personal website: http://www.oksanshaw.com .
But as the years passed and another dream arose, I began to completely devote myself to painting. Now I'm concentrating my efforts and creativity to develop a new artistic collection in my new studio in Houston, Texas.
My inspiration comes from various sources: multiple national cultures and folk art (some of which I learned in my worldy travels), the wonderful world around me, the riches of nature, the choreography of people and animals by design or as in natural movement, poetry and prose, the many mythological developments around the world, emotions and feelings of my own and of other people, my imagination and my inner world. All of this is intertwined and smoothly flows from one state to another which creates a unique mix of creativity in my mind. That is what I try to transfer to paper, canvas and scupltural works.
In creativity, my reality is my imagination. In most cases, my works are created intuitively with the help of my imagination. When I begin a project, I often do not know exactly what I will express through my creativity when the work is finished. Awareness of the final product comes during my creation of each new piece. I find myself more and more fascinated by this mysterious process of the human imagination. My research of creativity is associated with the use of and mixing of various materials. The discovery of new visual effects lends help to the creation of each work so that all of my artwork is different and unique.
In particular, I overlay of several layers of textured pastes, paints, inks and other media, which creates unique effects. When layers are illuminated through multiple layers and complete the upper base layer, it is at this point that I sometimes understand the direction of expression that the artwork will have. This finished surfaces appeal to the desire to touch the artwork, to stimulate sensations, exacerbate feelings, and awaken something long forgotten inside.
I think that every artist asks himself the question - what will be creativity of the future? And tries to answer this question with his own Works. I try to bring positive emotions to the world. I want my works to bring people aesthetic pleasure from the play of colors, beautiful motion of lines and stains to make life more colorful and brighter with an arousal of luminous feelings, a smile and a good mood. I am pleased when my work brings aesthetic pleasure and has a strong visual effect at a large distance and close up with extreme detail. I think many people want to consider small details, shades and highlights, flickering colors and halftones. When people find satisfaction in my artwork and creativity, I believe that a small step of my mission to give something to this world and humanity has been fulfilled.
Education:1. Sana Shaw has a Master's degree in Design from the Ural State Architecture and Art Academy. Russia, Yekaterinburg. 2. Master's degree in Graphic Arts from the Moscow University of Printing. Russia, Moscow. 3. Bachelor's degree in Printing Technology from the Lviv Poligraphic College. Ukraine. Lviv.