Artists-in-Residence (AIR) Program Spring 2019 Shana Kaplow

Joan Mitchell Center Artist-in-Residence

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Shana Kaplow

St Paul, MN
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Shana Kaplow is an artist living and working in St. Paul, MN. She received her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work has been featured in recent solo exhibitions at The Minneapolis Institute of Art and Denler Gallery (MN), and in group exhibitions at The Asheville Museum of Art (NC), The Tianjin Museum of Art (China), Rosalux Gallery (MN), The Soap Factory (MN), and other venues. She is the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant, The McKnight Foundation Artist Fellowship, and the Minnesota State Arts Board Artists Initiative Grant. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Red Gate Artist Residency in Beijing, and the Vermont Studio Center in VT. Kaplow is a Professor in the Art Department at St. Cloud State University, MN.


“My painting installations and videos are considerations of the body in relation to everyday objects. Images of chairs, dining tables, pillows, workers’ stools, unstable arrangements, and inky gestures become stand-ins for the body’s psychological and social presence. My practice is improvisational, searching for linkages that ask questions about a world that is both intimate and globally interconnected."


  • Wailing Wall, 2018, ink on paper, 76 x 53 inches

  • The Past is Often a Body, 2018, ink on paper, 76 x 53 inches

  • Then It Can Be Changed, 2018, ink on paper, 76 x 53 inches

  • The House is Upside-Down (detail), 2018, ink, flashe, and gesso on paper in 20 parts (30 x 22 inches each), 70 x 550 inches overall

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