Shoshannah White is an interdisciplinary artist based in Portland, Maine. She received her BFA from The Savannah College of Art and Design and has studied at the Center for Creative Imaging as well as the Maine Photographic Workshop. She has participated in artist residencies in the United States, the Canadian Maritimes and in Svalbard, Norway, within the Arctic Circle. She has been awarded grants and funding through organizations including the Taconic Foundation, Arts New Brunswick, Canada and the Maine Arts Commission, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and has received support from the Kindling Fund, a SPACE Gallery re-granting program funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation.
White has completed private and public commissions including eight public art installations – often incorporating photography into architectural and sculptural form. She has been a guest critic and visiting artist at colleges and universities including Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, Bates College in Maine and Wheelock College in Boston. She has taught workshops and provided private instruction in specialized photographic and painting techniques and has been a mentor through the Young Photographers’ Alliance – a program sponsored by ASMP. (America Society of Media Photographers)
Her work is included in The Dancing Bear Collection of W.M. Hunt, The Judy Glickman Lauder Collection at the Portland Museum of Art, Dickinson College and at the Bates College Museum of Art among others. Her work is also included in W.M. Hunt’s “The Unseen Eye” published by Thames & Hudson - an Aperture edition. White’s work mixing photographic media with encaustic paint is featured in “The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes” by Christopher James.
White has participated in the Portland Museum of Art’s Artist Intervention series and has exhibited her work at galleries and institutions including the Robert Berman Gallery in Los Angeles, California, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York, Whitney Artworks in Portland, Maine, Bates College Museum of Art in Lewiston, Maine, the Revolving Museum in Boston, Massachusetts, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport, Maine, The Museo Raccolte Frugone in Genova, Italy and the Hellenic Society in Mytilene, Greece – among others. Her editorial work and licensed imagery is affiliated with Aurora Photography in Portland, Maine and New York with photographs appearing in such publications as Photo District News, Newsweek, Psychology Today, Details, Der Speigel and The Wall Street Journal.