Joan Mitchell Center

Shana Kaplow

St Paul, MN
Painting
May 13–June 7
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“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."

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.

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Wailing Wall

Wailing Wall

2018, ink on paper, 76 x 53 inches


The Past is Often a Body

The Past is Often a Body

2018, ink on paper, 76 x 53 inches

Then It Can Be Changed

Then It Can Be Changed

2018, ink on paper, 76 x 53 inches

Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business

(installation view), 2015, ink on paper (12 cut-out parts), 144 x 108 inches

Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business

(detail), 2015, ink on paper in 12 cut-out parts, 144 x 108 inches

The House is Upside-Down

The House is Upside-Down

(partial installation view), 2018, ink, flashe, and gesso on paper in 20 parts (30 x 22 inches each), 70 x 550 inches overall


The House is Upside-Down

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

The House is Upside-Down

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