Shana Berger



Shana Berger is an artist, writer and curator. Driven by the idea that art can play in integral role in realizing positive social change, her work blends modes of art, activism and organizing.

Berger holds a B.F.A. in photography from Indiana University and is a co-founder of the Indiana artist group Your Art Here. For twelve years she worked as Co-Director of the Coleman Center for the Arts (CCA) in York, Alabama. Here she created a relational network through which artists and community members collaborate, working as co-participants in projects that address civic and social needs. She recently co-founded Pop Start, an artistic incubator for economic justice, funded by a grant from ArtPlace America.

Berger’s work has been shown around the United States, including at Space One Eleven in Birmingham, AL and the Soap Factory in Minneapolis, MN. She is a recipient of fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Her artistic and curatorial projects have been written about in Art Papers Magazine, the Birmingham News and the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and online in Art in America, the Huffington Post, The Atlantic, Dwell Magazine and She is a board member of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.