Painter/scuptor Shana Kohnstamm is a Nashville native. She attended both the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the University of Tennessee before pursuing employment in a variety of art careers, including stained glass designer, bead-maker, scenic artist and even briefly as an apprentice ocularist. In 2006, she created and curated the “Model Artist” show, which featured the works of 22 Nashville artists portraying each other in their respective medium. Following a wet-felting workshop at the Frist Center for Visual Arts in 2010, Shana’s primary focus has been exploring the versatile medium of wool.
I've been working with wool for 2 years now and I'm still amazed by what it can do as a sculptural and pictorial medium. "Surface Treat" is inspired by just a few of the materials wool can transform, from aluminum mesh to glass marbles, using traditional felt-making techniques. The titles describe what the wool is covering, hiding or altering.