Visual Arts Teacher
Shonah Trescott is a visual artist from Australia, now based in Brooklyn NYC. She was educated at an independent art and humanities-based school in Australia, which gave her the impetus to forging a career as an artist. In 2006 she graduated from the National Art School, Sydney Australia with a BFA majoring in painting and art history.
Coupled with her passion for the natural sciences which she also studied, her work often addresses the intersection of Art and Science. She has been the recipient of international awards and residencies including; La Cite International des Arts, Paris, the Leipzig International Arts Program, Germany, fellowship at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg for Advanced Study (HWK), and the Martin Bequest Traveling Art Scholarship. In 2012 she was an artist in residence on an expedition in the Arctic with the Alfred-Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (German Polar Institute), where she lived and worked at an international scientific base. Over the past 12 years, Shonah has lived and worked as an artist in Berlin, Paris and San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 2015, Shonah moved with her family (husband and young son) to Brooklyn NYC where she in now based. She exhibits her work internationally with Galerie Eigen+Art, Germany, Ando Gallery, Tokyo Japan, Walter Otero Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Dominik Mersch Gallery Sydney.
Shonah sees art as a powerful educational tool to engage and empower communities and individuals. She has worked in schools, museums and scientific institutions with children, youths and adults, teaching integrative Art/Science programs, color theory, painting and drawing in Germany, the Arctic, Puerto Rico and NYC. Her holistic approach to pedagogy emphasizes the interplay of creativity and imagination in the process of intellectual, practical and artistic development. She is excited to join MUSE Academy as the Director of Visual Arts where she will utilize her skill and passion for integrative arts education, with innovative and engaging ways for students to reach their fullest potential through creative expression.