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Shanai Matteson

Shanai Matteson is an artist, writer and arts organizer who creates collaborative public art and design projects. In her artistic and organizing work, Shanai draws upon her experiences growing up in a working class community in rural Minnesota, on her academic studies in comparative literature and history of science and on her experience as an arts organizer working with environmental organizations. She’s interested in creativity and connection at the margins of established fields and practices, and believes in elevating everyday expertise, as well as creating more opportunities for artists and designers to learn through collaborations with and in community.