Artistic Practice:

Shannon Bono

Shannon identifies as an Afrofemcentrist, a term that describes a consciousness that asserts race, sex and art as a way of living, where black women are the subject depicted by a black women.

As a painter, Shannon is invested in producing layered figurative compositions embedded with symbolism that centralises black womanhood as a source of knowledge and understanding

She uses the body to act as a second canvas, including surrealist cues to work as ‘artivisms’ (art+activism) against oppressive forces, share muted narratives and celebrate black female culture.

Grove Collective
Artist Studio visit with
Shannon Bono

Photography by Lauren Harris

"Visit Shannon Bono
A War With No Winner: Bodies and their Spaces on now"