Shantell’s work is a meditation of lines; a language of characters, faces and messages that invite her viewers to share a role in her creative process. Part autobiographical, and part dreamlike-whimsy, she’s created her own world that bridges fine art, commercial and the everyday experience — conversations, objects and places.
Shantell has been featured on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, and her hand-illustrated bedroom walls graced the cover of the New York Times home section in May 2012. Her work has appeared in Creative Review Magazine, and she is still honored to have been named French Glamour’s New York’s “coolest ‘it’ girl” in 2011. Summer 2014 Vogue Magazine stopped by her downtown studio for a feature. Her recent art commissions include an interior installation at the new Brown Institute for Media Innovation located in the beautiful Pulitzer Hall, Columbia University and a large mural at MIT Media Lab, where she’s currently a visiting scholar. She regularly creates live digital drawings at conferences, musical performances, and museums including the Museum of Moving image, The Brooklyn Museum and MoMA.