Oliver Wasow
‘Shana’ (2015)
Image courtesy of the artist


Shana was raised in South Florida and lives and works in London. She received her B.A. in English Literature from Florida State University. She was accepted to Christie’s Education London (University of Glasgow), with a focus on Modern & Contemporary Art, graduating with a Master of Arts (Merit) degree. Travelling to more than twenty countries worldwide has expanded her art historical, literary and cultural enrichment. Practical experience in the fine art market and a rigorous, research-based work ethic has yielded a prolific understanding of visual art and its vibrations throughout modern and contemporary culture.

In addition to her professional activities, Shana is a protettrice (“protector”) of the Nobile Contrada dell’Aquila, one of the seventeen historic districts in the city of Siena, Italy.

Critical contributions include Art in America, artillery: killer text on art, ArtVoices (Los Angeles), Art REPUBLIK (Singapore), ArtPulse Magazine, C-Print (Stockholm), FlashArt International, Frontrunner Magazine, Hyperallergic, HOUSE (Soho House Magazine), Kunstforum.as (Oslo), Lightbox Publishing (Venice/Basel/Miami), InstallationMag (Los Angeles), The Brooklyn Rail, The Miami Rail, The New Criterion (Arma Virumque Weblog), San Francisco Arts Quarterly (SFAQ), Sculpture, The Art Economist, thisistomorrow.info (London) and Whitewall Magazine. She served as the US Correspondent for Kunstforum.as (Oslo) for three years, an advising editor of Whitehot Magazine (New York), and was Editor of the Miami 2013 edition of Lightbox Editions’ MyArtGuides.

She currently serves as Managing Editor of Frontrunner Magazine (New York).

She has lectured at The University of Arizona’s College of Fine Art’s Professionalism & Art Lecture Series, Florida International University’s Contemporary Art and Theory MFA Program in the Visual Arts, and Christie’s Education London’s From Passion to Profession Alumni Lecture Series. In Summer 2014, she was inducted into the International Association of Art Critics (AICA), United States Chapter. She has appeared on five episodes of Monocle 24’s radio series Live From Midori House, including a special live broadcast from Frieze Masters, London in October 2014.


‘My enthusiasm and curiosity for all forms of visual art is limitless. Solace, joy, excitement and passion populate its vast spectrum. Once you understand the language of an artist’s work, the thin layer of negativity and cynicism pervading the art world’s social sphere starts to dissolve. No fine arts background needed, the spontaneous moments of positivity in visual art can be fully appreciated and enjoyed by anyone, anywhere.’