​ SHENEQUA

Bio

SHENEQUA is a Caribbean textile interdisciplinary artist who received her Masters of Design in Fashion, Body, & Garment at School of the Art Institute of Chicago under the mentorship of Nick Cave and Liat Smestad.

She has exhibited her works in Performing Labor at Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco, CA, The Space We Grow Into at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, IL, and Mane N’ Tail at The Luminary in St. Louis, MO, to name a few.

SHENEQUA was a featured artist for "Ties that Bind" in American Craft Magazine. Featured in the Kansas City Star, where she spoke about her process of weaving synthetic-hair in relationship to the African-American Hair Experience. 2014’s Windgate Fellow of the Center for Craft Creativity & Design. 2017-2018’s recipient of the inaugural YoungArts Daniel Arsham Fellowship, presented by the Ridinger-McLaughlin Family.

SHENEQUA continues to reflect, create, and expand the process of weaving beyond the loom.

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Woven Narratives, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2018 EXPO Chicago, National YoungArts Foundation, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

2014 Synthetic Ties, Silver Screen Salon, Kansas City, MO

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Performing Labor, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2018 The Space We Grow Into, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2018 Mane N’ Tail, The Luminary, St. Louis, MO

2017 20TH International Open, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2017 Design Show, Block 37, Chicago, IL

2017 Between The Lines: Interpreting African Symbolism in Fabrics & Textiles, The Carr Center, Detroit, MI

2016 Government Cheese: Poverty, Addiction, & Violence, Lil Street Art Center Chicago, IL 

2016 Fresh: KCAI Alumni, The Epsten Gallery, Overland Park, KS

2016 ‘cover reveals’, The Alice Gallery, Seattle, WA

2016 Chlorine (Cl), All is Fair, Kansas City, MO

2015 THINK TANK, Sage Studios Fashion, Chicago, IL

2015 YOU PEOPLE, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2015 Deviation, KCAI 2015 Art & Design Auction, Kansas City, MO

2015 Midwest Innocence Project, Berkowitz Oliver Williams Shaw & Eisenbrandt, Kansas City, MO

2015 Halls Art + Fashion Installation, Halls Crown Center, Kansas City, MO

2015 HEAT Juried Exhibition, Leedy-Volkous Art Center, Kansas City, MO

2015 1 Infinite Loop, Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2014 Untitled, Phyllis’s Barbershop, Kansas City, MO

2014 Young Woman Artist’s Exhibition, Wonder Fair, Lawrence, KS

2014 Progress and Prosperity, Vulpes Bastille, Kansas City, MO

2014 Fiber Department Exhibition & Sale, The Warehouse Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2013 Blind Trajectory, The Warehouse Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2013 Fiber Department Exhibition & Sale, The Warehouse Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2013 Fiber Department Exhibition & Sale, The Warehouse Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2012 What is Black Exhibition, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Selected Press

Voyage Chicago: Meet SHENEQUA, Naomi Hoke,(details), Chicago, IL 

Mane N’ Tail explains the Culture Around Black Hair Care at the Luminary, Kelly Glueck

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