Shana is a self-taught collage artist and stylist born and raised in Oakland. She is also the co-founder of Mamacitas Cafe, a mission-driven foods business that creates great jobs and leadership opportunities for young women of color in Oakland.


Artist Statement


Most of my known elders are buried in Oakland, so I’ve grown to see my reflexion in this place. My muse, all fiery and blue.


My art is a prayer for our local superheroes. Monuments for the dreamers and women of wounded communities who teach love and self-determination. Praise for Gods that live and breathe and put in work.


This is part of an old conversation, but my mind is on the future. I see myself in these warriors. Do you?

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