Shana Pearlmutter is a Chicago based painter, community muralist and art educator. Her community murals can be found at Loyola University, Seward Park, Sarahs Circle and A.G. Bell School. Her paintings are in private collections in St. Louis, Chicago, San Francisco and Marrakesh, Morocco. Shana is represented by the Avram Eisen Gallery and had an extensive, solo exhibition at Uncommon Ground, Clark Street, in 2008.
In addition to her studio work over the past 10 years, Shana has also collaborated with many organizations in Chicago including: The Chicago Park District, Facing History and Ourselves, Gallery 37, After School Matters, Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago Public Art Group, Urban Gateways, and Lookingglass Theatre. She has facilitated students creating mosaic and painted murals, ceramic sculpture, site-specific art classes, quilt making, and theater artwork with youth and adults.
Shana received her BFA in Printmaking and Painting in 1994 from the University of Kansas where she graduated with honors. She also received her MAAE in art education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2001. She was awarded a CAAP grant from the city of Chicago in 2005. Shana has been the art teacher at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary School since 2001. She currently lives with her husband Mohamed and their son Abrahim, who has become her latest and most interesting endeavor and in the midst of toddler adventures, she hopes to develop a new series of paintings. Please check back for new work soon!