San Francisco Bay Area
East Asian
Visual Arts
Painting

Lena Shey

Visual Arts
Painting
San Francisco Bay Area
East Asian
lenashey.com

Artist Statement

A San Francisco Bay Area professional artist, I create soulful paintings dedicated to the healing and transformation of the world. Through oil or acrylics paints and various symbolic, representational, and abstract imagery, influenced by both eastern and western cultures, I convey deep spiritual meanings, including unity, love, compassion, gratitude and forgiveness. Each painting embodies my personal and spiritual transformation on my life journey. I and a painting are both the subject and object. While it is created by me, I evolve through creating it. The planning for paintings is conducted without much details. The creation process is very fluid led by my intuition, consciousness, subconsciousness, emotions, passions, and experience about life. The paintings are composed with a mix of representational, symbolic, and abstract styles.

Bio

My passion for expressing my soul and spirit through art started when I was a child. Traveling to over 30 countries gives me a broad and holistic perspective about the world. My artworks have been showcased in America and online, and are in private collections around the world. Artworks could serve as a medium to open the door to spiritual realms and heal the Earth from fear, suffering, and separation.

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SELECTED EXHIBITION

2016 Solidarity, Unity, Acceptance, 111 Minna Gallery, De Young Fine Arts Museum and Nexus Art Reach, San Francisco, CA.
2016 Transformation, 25 Years of Asian American Women Artists, Harrington Gallery, Pleasanton, CA.
2016 Business Partner of Month Art Show, US Bank, Walnut Creek, CA.
2016 Health Through Art Exhibition, Area Community Services Center, Oakland, CA
2016 Blessed Fest!! Creating Moments of love!, Unity of Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA.
2016 Local Art, Wine and Music, Infinity Salon, Walnut Creek, CA.
2016 San Francisco Open Studio, Journal Building, San Francisco, CA.
2015 Benefiting the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Ronin Academy, San Bruno, CA.
2014 Walnut Creek Turns 100, Bedford Gallery at Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA.

AWARDS AND HORNOR

2016 Winner, 11th Call for Art and Billboard Contest, Health Through Art, Oakland, CA.
2016 Business Partner of Month, US Bank, Walnut Creek, CA.
2016 ArtSpan Featured Artist for San Francisco Bay Area Asian Week, San Francisco, CA.
2016 Finalist, Call to Creatives, California Institute of Integral Studies(CIIS), San Francisco, CA.

EDUCATION
MBA, Baruch College, City University of New York, New York, NY
BA in Art, Keene Sate College, University System of New Hampshire, Keene, NH