Shanna Cheng is a Hard of Hearing printmaker and an aspiring curator based in Vancouver, BC. Her practice seamlessly blends in themes of utopia and dreams with silkscreen print media and projection installation. She received her BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design (ECUAD) and recently completed her Fine Arts Cultural Resources Management certification from University of Victoria (UVIC).
In her curatorial practice, Shanna endeavors to collaborate and engage with marginalized and underrepresented artists in the creation of equitable access of exhibitions and public programming. She is a member of the EDI Project Advisory Group at Malaspina Printmakers.
Shanna has shown works at Langara College, ECUAD Emily Carr University, ACAD Alberta University of the Arts, The Papercut Arcade, Next Door Gallery and Drive Youth Employment Services (Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House). She is known for her curation at Curitus: The Exhibition; Emerging Artists of 2021: Redefining Fine Craft and Story Time Exhibit at Circle Craft, and Beyond Fishing Exhibit with Mackin House. She can be found assisting with exhibitions all across Vancouver, BC.
She has also been given the ArtStarts Community Art Star for her dedication to the arts and community. Shanna is a strong advocate for arts accessibility and engagement.