Shawna Koontz Artist Biography
Shawna Koontz was born in Portland, OR, and currently lives and works in Seattle, WA. She received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) in Boston. Shawna’s work lives somewhere at the intersection of edgy and calm. It explores both her reverence and fear for the Pacific Northwest while also exploring her nostalgia of the landscape that she grew up in. Shawna’s work is in the homes of private collectors across the United States and has been exhibited in various venues throughout Boston including the W Hotel and Thomas Young Gallery.
This work is a result of our current collective experience and the desire to return to a past, better moment along with the desire to meet our expectantly better future. It is the longing for connection with loved ones that are near and far and that hold a nostalgic presence in a local landscape.