Born in 1967 in Fergana-city, Uzbekistan in the former Soviet Union. She studied art at the Benkoff Art College, in Tashkent-city, graduating in 1984 as a scenic artist. Continuing her education, she studied at the Ostrovsky State University of Fine Art in Tashkent-city, graduating as an artist of TV and cinema. In 1999 Shana and her family moved to Canada, where they continue to reside today.
As a child Shana was always drawing and painting, but she never aspired to become a full-time artist. The career found her, and even now she finds it difficult to think of herself as a successful artist. Discussing her work proves to be challenging, as she is still very much in awe of her own success.
Shana says her inspiration comes from inside. Rather than choose her subjects, she allows them to choose her. Painting objects and scenes that evoke an emotion in her, she draws upon her memories and experiences to provide her with subjects. Shana prefers to work with oils and acrylics, but she also enjoys experimenting with new mediums, always open to seeing what can be rather than what is. Shana has works in many private and corporate collections throughout Europe and North America.
2006 Atlanta Decor Expo, Atlanta, GA USA
2006 International Art Expo, New York, NY USA
2005 Atlanta Decor Expo, Atlanta, GA USA
2005 International Art Expo, New York, NY USA
2004 Atlanta Decor Expo, Atlanta, GA USA
2004 International Art Expo, New York, NY USA
2004 IDS Show Toronto, ON, Canada
2004 WCAF Show Las Vegas NV USA
2003 Atlanta Decor Expo, Atlanta, GA, USA
2001 Association of the artist form Former Soviet Union, Canada
2000 Casa Cafe, Toronto, Canada
1997 Krakow Business Club, Poland
1997 Mars Gallery, Moscow, Russia
1995 Palette Art Contest, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
1994 Na Okole Gallery, Krakow, Poland
1991 October Exhibit Hall, Moscow, Russia
1991 House of Union of Architects, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
1990 House of Cinematographers, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
1990 Exhibit Hall of the Ilkhom Theatre, Tashkent, Uzbekistan