Lives and works in Los Angeles, California
1998 B.F.A. Otis College of Art and Design
1989-1990 École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris
École Parsons à Paris
American University of Paris
COMMISSIONED PUBLIC ART
2016 Astral Challenger, Lancaster, CA
2017-2018 Selected Works, Pacific Design Center Lobby, West Hollywood, CA
2015-2016 Diametros Petals, Museum of Art and History (MOAH), Lancaster, CA
2014-2016 ILLUMETRIC, Art on the Outside, West Hollywood, CA
2013 INFINITY II, Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
2017 Diametros Petals, Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA
2016 Surface, CMay Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
2014- 2016 Cubes and Diametros Petals, IMAGO Galleries, Palm Desert, CA
Diamond, CMay Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
2014 Cultural Excavation, Gallery 825-LAAA, Los Angeles, CA
Out There, Gallery 825-LAAA, West Hollywood, CA
2013 Luminosity, The Loft at Liz’s, Los Angeles, CA
2012 INFINITY, Gallery 825-LAAA, West Hollywood, CA
2011 Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010 SEE THRU, ICON, Los Angeles, CA
SEE THRU, Gallery 825-LAAA, Los Angeles, CA
2009 The AFTERIMAGE Collective, L2kontemporary, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Close Encounter-Science Meets Art, National Taiwan University, Taipei
2006 Installation of Large Scale Optical Illusions, Vision Science Society, Sarasota, FL
2005 Installation of Large Scale Optical Illusions, Vision Science Society, Sarasota, FL
2004 Motion Induced Blindness, Caltech, Pasadena, CA
2003 Dept of Industrial Design - Open House, Art Center, Pasadena, CA
Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop, Telluride, CO
2001 Trail Makers: A Sylvan Transformation, New Town, Pasadena, CA
2000 Art in Tents, New Town, Pasadena, CA
1998 Travelers Exhibition, Rachael Stein Gallery, Tel Aviv
1996 Spiritual Worlds, New Delhi Cultural Center, India
1994 Venice Art Detour, Nova Space, Venice, CA
1993 Urban Expressionism, Goddess Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1990 Group Show, Paris, France
2015 Tuple Series, Art Aspen, Timothy Yarger Fine Art, Aspen, CO
2013 INFINITY II, Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
“Challenger Crew Recognized with Monument”, Colorado Space News, August 2016. <http://www.coloradospacenews.com/challenger-crew-recognized-with-monument/>
Levine, Jay. “Challenger Crew Recognized with Monument”, NASA, July 2016. <http://www.nasa.gov/centers/armstrong/feature/challenger_crew_monument.html>
Sharp, Barbara. “New Monument Commemorates Challenger's Disaster”, Time Warner Cable News, May 2016. <http://www.twcnews.com/ca/antelope-valley/news/2016/05/12/new-monument-commemorates-challenger-disaster.html>
“Astral Challenger Monument is City's Inaugural Public Art Piece”, Antelope Valley Today, May 2016. <http://www.av-today.com/pages/Articles/op/extended/article/5134>
“Monumental Landmark”, Antelope Valley Press, May 2016. <http://avpress.com/article-detail.php?articles_id=40035500>
“Challenger monument a hit”, Our Weekly, May 2016. <http://ourweekly.com/news/2016/may/20/challenger-monument-hit/>
Gordon, Billie. “Artist Shana Mabari’s Massive Illumetric Triptych,” West Hollywood Magazine, Summer 2015 Issue.< http://westhollywoodlifestyle.com/artist-shana-mabaris-massive-illumetric-triptych-2/>
Ng, David. “'Illumetric' Brightens Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood,” Los Angeles Times, April 25, 2014.<http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-illumetric-west-hollywood-20140824-story.html>
Derrick, Lisa. “Illumetric: Public Art Shapes Santa Monica Blvd with Lights,” Cartwheel Arts, September 15, 2014.<http://www.cartwheelart.com/2014/09/15/illumetric-public-art-shapes-santa-monica-blvd-with-light/>
Spinner, Jenni.“Public Art Project Lights the Way", Public Works, October 6, 2014.<http://www.pwmag.com/public-outreach/public-art-lights-west-hollywoods-streets_o.aspx>
“West Hollywood Outdoor Art Display Illumetrics Lit up with LED T8 Tubes,” Ted Magazine, August 26 2014.<http://www.ledinside.com/lighting/2014/8/west_hollywood_outdoor_art_display_illumetrics_lit_up_with_led_t8_tubes>
Nys Dambrot, Shana. “Art On the Outside,” LA Weekly, September 9, 2014.<http://www.laweekly.com/calendar/art-on-the-outside-5062675>
Fabrik Media, “Illuminated,” Fabrik Magazine; Issue 21, June 22, 2013.<http://issuu.com/fabrik/docs/fabrik21/55>
2015 Illumetric – A Short Film. Editor. Brian Bennett. 2015, Weho@30 Film Festival.
2013 Shana Mabari: INIFINITY. Dir. Eric Minh Swenson. 2013, Eric Minh Swenson. Film.
2011 Revealing SEE THRU: A Collaboration of Art and Science, Dir. Ginger Van Hook. 2011, California Institute of Technology. Film.
2003 “Abstracted Biomorphic Pendulum”, Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop. Telluride, Colorado. 2003, Collaboration with Tobias Delbruck and Mark Tilden.
2010 Mays and Dr.Shimojo, Peter and Shinsuke. SEE THRU, exhibition catalogue, pg. 3-6 & 6-8, Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles.
2004 Shimojo, Dr. Shinsuke. “Perception: Large-scale demonstrations of Motion Induced Blindness and Vection.” Report of experiments conducted using psychophysics installation, collaboration with Dr. Shinsuke Shimojo.
2003 Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop Report (“Neuro Institute out of Switzerland”). Abstract of Biomorphic Pendulum project created during the workshop. Telluride, CO
2001 Felt, Kevin. “Pieces in the Park: Lower Arroya Becomes Unique Outdoor Gallery,” pg.31, Trail Makers: A Sylvan Transformation, September 30, 2001, Pasadena Star-News
LECTURES & ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
Vision Science Society. An annual meeting bringing together international experts in vision science; exhibited large-scale optical illusion environments.
Art Center College of Design. Assistant Instructor of Graduate Industrial Design. Liaison for Office of Design Transfer. Introduced and organized collaborations between design and technology students within departments or labs outside their traditional fields.
California Institute of Technology - Institute of Neuroinformatics & Salk Institute. “Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop;” hosted leading researchers in biological, computational and engineering sciences. Contributed to conversations surrounding Bioethics and Roving Robots. Collaborated with Tobi Delbruck and Mark Tilden on Biomorphic Pendulum.
California Institute of Technology - Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Center for Neuromorphic Systems Engineering Retreat; addressed current and upcoming challenges in the Neuromorphic community and the advantages of artistic collaborations.
Mabari, Shana and Dr.Shimojo, Shinsuke. “Dynamic Spatial Illusions,” Caltech, Pasadena, CA, 2004.
AWARDS & HONORS
2015 WeHo@30 Film & Digital Media Grant
2013 ARC Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles, CA
2003 Neuromorph of the Year Award, Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop, Telluride, CO
1992-1994 Nova Space, Founding member, Venice, CA