Multi-media artist Shana Koenig creates one-of-a-kind color-changing light sculptures, using fiber optics, glass, crystals, and LEDs. Inspired by organic shapes found in nature, including flowers, deep-sea bioluminescent creatures, patterns of the solar system, and a touch of sacred geometry, her art is mesmerizing and intriguing, producing whimsical and modern art forms. With a talent for creating intricate lighting in biomorphic shapes that utilize dazzling color in uniquely constructed suspended sculptures, these delicate pieces are in a genre by themselves that is both kinetic and illuminating, in more ways than one.
A traditionally trained artist with a Magna Cum Laude degree in Fine Arts from the University of California at Santa Barbara, Shana is pushing the boundaries of art in a unique and diverse manner. Combining her knowledge of science, programming, and 3D computer art with her formal art training, Shana’s unique sculptures have a magical quality that defies description. She has received commissions for her art in many venues including Scottsdale Downtown Waterfront Canal (Scottsdale Public Art, 2014-1205), Glow (City of Santa Monica 2013), Electric Daisy Carnival, Lightning in a Bottle, Lucidity, Drawing on The Moon, and many more.
After college she taught herself computer animation with an emphasis on texture, lighting and compositing. After several years of working in the movie and video game industries, she moved to Mumbai, India to help start an animation studio. During her time at Prana Studios, the company grew from 30 employees to more than 600, in which she supervised several titles including Hoodwinked, The Chubb Chubbs Save Christmas and Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure.
Upon return to LA she realized her true passion was in turning her 3d visions into a reality that people could experience in the real world, and this started her on her new journey. More than anything she loves making large scale public art that people can go to for free or happen to stumble upon that can make them believe in magic and imagination.
Koenig has been a recipient of honorariums from the National Endowment for the Arts, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Scottsdale Public Art, the City of Santa Monica, and LA League of Arts.