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Shana Hoehn


Shana Hoehn is an artist working with sculpture, video, and photo-adjacent processes. Her research and artwork are a personal and historical inquiry into the aesthetics that allegorize the femme form. Conjuring imagery from her girlhood psyche and the female body in car culture, the medical imagination, pop-culture, and military-industrial objects, she disorganizes these sites of control and fantasy in such a way that retires their previous symbolic performance. Her most recent work includes spectre-like hybrid forms. In this work Hoehn transforms metals, wood, plastics, and clay through a back and forth process of hand modeling/3D modeling, 3D printing/hand carving, and metal casting. By combining digital and traditional modes of fabrication, she collapses time, allowing a shared space for relaxation, rage and camaraderie.

Hoehn received her BFA in Painting at Maryland Institute College of Art and her MFA in Sculpture and Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University. She was a Fulbright Fellow in Installation Art in Mexico where she conducted research on customs surrounding home altars. Hoehn has participated in residencies and fellowships such as the AIR Program at Artpace San Antonio (upcoming), the Jan Van Eyck Academie, the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Lighthouse Works, Acre Residency, and SOMA Summer.

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