Lena Shey Artwork

Lena Shey Artwork

Lena Shey Artwork

Lena Shey Artwork

Lena Shey Artwork

Lena Shey Artwork

Lena Shey Artwork

Lena Shey Artwork

Lena Shey Artwork

Lena Shey Artwork

Artist Statement

Lena Shey, a San Francisco Bay Area professional artist, uses oil or acrylics paints and various symbolic and figurative imageries to spread the messages of love, peace, and unity. She dedicates her artwork for the healing of our fear, suffering, and separation. 

Each painting embodies her personal and spiritual transformation on her life journey. She and a painting are both the subject and object. While the painting is created by her, she evolves through creating it. She draws her inspirations from the spiritual teaching of many people and all religions. Her Chinese and American culture background and adventure to more than 30 countries give her a broad and holistic perspective about the world and universe.

She has a theme for a painting in mind before its creation. The planning is conducted without lots of details. Her art creation process is very fluid led by her consciousness, subconsciousness, emotions, spiritual learning, and life experiences. Beautiful music such as meditation music, singing bowls, and chants bring out the flow of creativity from her.  

Artist Bio

Lena's passion for expressing her soul and spirit through creating artwork started when she was a child in Shanghai, China. She spent countless hours on learning drawing and painting on her own and from art teachers in school. She moved to the America when China opened its door to the world. After obtaining her BA in Art from Keene Sate College in New Hampshire and MBA from Baruch College in New York City, she pursued her creative endeavor while working in the IT and business world.

2015 was a transformation year for her, when she found her new spiritual calling to heal the world through art and left the "corporate rat race." She is grateful that the universe has answered her call with kindness and opportunities. Her artworks have been showcased in art galleries in the U.S. and online worldwide, and are in private collections around the world. She was named as the "Business Partner of the Month" from US Bank. Her painting Show Love, Show Compassion received the award in the "11th Call for Art and Billboard Contest" from the Health Through Art organization. It is converted into mass media to spread messages of hope, health and recovery to the community.



2018    Show Your Civic Pride, 111 Minna Gallery, De Young Fine Arts Museum and Nexus Art Reach, San Francisco, CA.

2018    Dear Mother, San Pablo Art Gallery, San Pablo, CA.

2017 - 2018    Tranquil Place, UCSF Women’s Health Center, San Francisco, CA.

2017    Finding My Freedom, 3rd Street Village Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2017    Spectrum Gestalt 4, bG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

2017    Mental Health Matters Month, Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, Oakland, CA.

2017    Art Attacks Cancer, Art Attack SF Gallery, and Kids and Art Foundation, San Francisco, CA.

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    San Francisco Open Studio, SOMArts and 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.


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. 


MBA, Baruch College, City University of New York, New York, NY

BA in Art, Keene Sate College, University System of New Hampshire, Keene, NH

Vermont Studio Center Artist Residence


  • Visual Arts
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • East Asian
  • Painting