Zharia Shinn is the queen of paper collage! She works in New York exploring the distortion of pre-existing notions of beauty and creating a new context for her psychological portraits. Her paper portraits broaden the context that surrounds the visual representation of African-American women and men through an array of mediums such as, but not limited to, decorated papers and patterned fabrics. Her subject matter ranges from current injustices and family, to fashion and music.
Shinn received a B.F.A. in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. Her work has been presented internationally and domestically in group exhibitions, competitions, publications, magazines, and much more! Editorial clients include: Penguin Random House, Candlewick Press, Sojourner Magazine, etc.