I was introduced to Shayna Yasuhara last month at the Roll Up Gallery (Public Works) at an opening entitled WINDOWS – Women Work. The exhibit was dedicated to the works of emerging female artists and featured pieces in a variety of media: oil painting, sculpture, video art, drawings, spray paint, installation, photography, as well as performance.
While much of the work being displayed was worth talking about, it was Shayna’s cute and cuddly works of art that stuck out in an upbeat and quirky sort of way. Her paintings gave me a warm, fuzzy feeling, so I caught up with her on another night, while at Art Explosion Studios and chatted her up. What I learned is that, not unlike her artwork, Shayna has a certain charm that draws people in. She’s candid and open and has a lot of insightful thoughts to share with other women out there.