"The body, and it alone, is capable of making visible what is invisible: the spiritual and the divine. It was created to transfer into the visible reality of the world the mystery hidden since time immemorial in God, and thus be a sign of it."
-Pope JPII, General Audience of Wednesday, February 20th, 1980
Shana Smith is a young Catholic artist dedicated to exploring the mystery of God and man in her work. Inspired by Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body and his Letter to Artists, she seeks to reveal the image of God through the human person and to invite others to delve into the mystery of the Incarnation.
She works in a variety of mediums including oil, tempera painting, clay and drawing.
Education and Experience:
Graduated in 2011 with a BFA from Alfred University. Magnum Cum Laude, Alfred University Scholar.
LAMP Missionary serving the materially poor in NYC from October 2011- October 2012.
Attended the Sacred Art School Firenze with a scholarship through the Florence Chamber of Commerce, earning a professional qualification recognized in the region of Tuscany, followed by a six month internship at the school. December 2012- July 2014.
Has collaborated in making liturgical art for churches in Concordia Sulla Secchia, and Ischia, Italy.
Art Teacher at St. Ignatius College Prep, Chicago, August 2015- Present