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Shana Wilson

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Over seven billion souls exist on this planet, each with a unique face and story. Shana Wilson transfers her visceral love for the human landscape to canvas. She paints inspirational women from all walks of life, all having in common the ability to inspire and create social change. She pays tribute to them on canvas, painting a long-overdue celebration of trailblazing women.

Each brush stroke creates a controlled cacophony as it assembles the intricate jigsaw of the human face. The artist tenderly cradles the peaks and valleys, darkness and light, colours and neutrals, empty and full, hard edges and soft curves. An entire life’s journey is written on this human landscape; a journey that begs to be documented and treasured.

The Canadian artist has painted portraits for the past 20 years, but, for the past years, directly inspired by the #MeToo movement, she has focused on women from all walks of life. Her work has brought her together with For Women Who Roar in the creation of an exhibition celebrating and empowering women. ‘Visit any major gallery or museum in the world and it is teeming with paintings of nude women in states of subservience to erotica. Contrast this with the paintings of clothed men in states of strength and power.’  Shana Wilson wants to flip this artistic marginalization and change the balance of how women are portrayed in the arts.

After a worldwide search, Shana was also selected and commissioned by TIME Magazine to paint two front covers, of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Jackie Kennedy, for their monumental ‘100 Women of the Year Special Edition’. The artist exhibits her work worldwide and is represented by MTArt Agency.

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Congresswoman Deb Haaland Creates HERstory , 2021

Oil and charcoal on canvas
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Shirley Chisholm creates HERstory , 2021

Oil and charcoal on canvas
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Women in Red , 2017

Oil on canvas 60.96 x 91.44 cm
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The Crown Is Heavy She Says , 2020

Oil on canvas 72" X 48"
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It Is Time For A Lighter Crown , 2020

Oil on canvas 72" X 48"
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The Girl With The Pearl Earring , 2020

Oil and acrylic painting on canvas 121.92 x 121.92 cm This work was based on a portrait taken by photographer Sirli Raitma
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Black Made White , 2019

Oil on canvas 40 x 60 inches (100 x 150 cm) Collaboration with BournRich
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Gloria Steinem , 2019

Oil on canvas 40 x 60 inches (100 x 150 cm)
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Samira Buchi , 2019

Oil on canvas 40 x 60 inches (100 x 150 cm)
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Pride , 2019

Oil on canvas 48 x 48 inches (122 x 122 cm)
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Marian Moneymaker , 2019

Oil on canvas 40 x 60 inches (100 x 150 cm)
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See Her , 2019

Oil on canvas 40 x 60 inches (100 x 150 cm) Collaboration with BournRich
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The President of the Divided States of America , 2020

Oil on canvas 24 x 30 inches (60 x 76 cm) "My brush was screaming against racism, oppression, inequality and injustice. Donald Trump is eating the US alive, his appetite insatiable."
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Serena Ryder , 2019

Oil on canvas 40 x 60 inches (100 x 150 cm)
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Golden Drake , 2019

Oil on canvas 40 x 60 inches (100 x 150 cm)
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