Shanna Cheng is a Hard of Hearing printmaker and an emerging curator based in so-called Vancouver, BC. Her artistic practice seamlessly blends in 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 has collaborated and engaged 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 of the "Inscapes: Our Landscape Within" (emerging, BIPOC) and "Amplified Voices" (artists with disabilities) exhibitions at Il Museo and Gallery at the Italian Cultural Centre.
She has also been given the ArtStarts Community Art Star for her dedication to the arts and community. She is the recipient of the Professional Development Mentorship Grant (BC Arts Council) and Accessibility Projects Grant (DABC). Shanna is a strong advocate for arts accessibility and engagement.