Shana Berger is an artist and writer whose work makes space for audiences and artists. For 12 years she worked in rural Alabama as Co-Director of the Coleman Center for the Arts where she created a model for long-term collaborations between artists and community members. She has produced numerous public projects throughout the United States that have been shown at Space One Eleven in Birmingham, the Soap Factory in Minneapolis, MN, and the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York. Her work has been supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, ArtPlace America, the Rauschenberg Foundation, and written about in Art Papers Magazine, Art in America, the Huffington Post, The Atlantic, and Dwell Magazine. She currently lives in Atlanta.
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