I am a universal artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I am interested in interdisciplinary methods, using multiple mediums. I make artworks that explore harmony and rhythm, social interactions, meditation and cymatics. My work asks the questions: How can we attain harmony? What is free? Our responsibilities are to protect this planet from ourselves. We live on a shared planet and on shared time and it is important for our society to acknowledge that we are all common, which defines the context of my work. For the ability to think, to learn, and to respond confidently to change are virtues which are shared by everyone. Helping us all grow; yet only possible with the right connections having been made.
My interests involve focused meditation using light and sound therapy, guided imagery, movement, and breathwork; to transcend consciousness as a way of healing. I am particularly interested in sound art, and healing sounds such as binaural beats. I strongly believe in the power of vibration, frequency, energy healing, and art therapy. I have had a long interest in music, self-healing, love, and alternative medicine.
What gives me purpose is other living things, and to connect people through art so that they can connect themselves to life.
Shelby Awada is a multimedia artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received her associates of arts, and Fine Arts from Anoka Ramsey Community College. She is currently pursuing completion of a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Minnesota twin cities campus. Awada explores utilizing alternative spaces to display her artwork. Her interest is in connecting people to experiencing and engaging in public while privately experiencing themselves as a viewer. She uses social practice and performance art as a method of meditation, offering clear forms of experience, inviting the viewers to participate in complex, participatory installations. Awada’s images are often conceptual. Her favorite works are on nature, space, doors, gates, portals, jackets, and patterns. Influenced by her own upbringing, she seeks to make universal art. Shelby’s installations often include instructions and secret codes. She is inspired by philosophy, cymatics, science, and psychonautics. The context of her work is defined by finding the significance in commonality. Her purpose is in restoring, growing, and appreciating other living things. Her work is shaped by her personal experiences, and the people she has encountered in her life adventure. A part of her mission is helping people who are homeless, victims of sex trafficking, and creating parties for introverts.