Shana Beth Mason
Shana Beth Mason is an art consultant and critic based in Miami, Florida. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in the History of Art & Connoisseurship (Modern and Contemporary Art) from Christie’s Education London. For the past two years, she has been vigorously involved in the steadily expanding contemporary arts scene in Miami as a writer and collector, holding membership with Locust Projects (Best Friends Forever), Miami Art Museum (MAM Contemporaries), Women of Wynwood (Founding Member), Art Studio Miami (Mentor) and the Humble Arts Foundation in New York (Donor). Recent contributions include Whitewall Magazine (interviewing Magnus Renfrew, director of Art Hong Kong), MIAMI Magazine (reviewing the Wolfsonian Museum’s ‘Art For All: British Posters for Transport’ spring exhibition), with regular contributions to ArtLurker (a Miami-based contemporary arts e-magazine) and Flavorpill Miami. She has written catalogue essays for established artists including Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Oleg Tistol, Salustiano and emerging artists alike; Francesco Lo Castro, Rick Falcon and Tom Hendo. As a consultant for international contemporary art collectors, Mason attends annual and biennial international fairs such as the Venice Biennale, the Berlin Biennale, Art Basel/Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Hong Kong, Frieze and The Armory.
Posts written by Shana Beth Mason
There’s been a recent surge in defiant, conceptually-driven work coursing through the contemporary art community in Miami: the fancies of dictators, Suprematist echoes, environmental outcry, deadened didactics, and disused technologies have all come forward. As the season draws to a thunderous close, artists and gallerists alike are making sure they’re taking an audible, pre-Basel deep breath.