"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
Shana Moulton (b. 1976, Oakhurst, California, USA) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She earned a BFA from University of California, Berkeley (1999), an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University (2004) and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2004) and De Ateliers, Amsterdam (2006). She has been an artist in resident at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2011) and Harvestworks, New York (2008), and has received grants and fellowships from Harvestworks (2010), The Foundation for Contemporary Arts (2009), and the Experimental Television Center (2009). Her work has been included in the exhibitions The Castle of Secrets, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (2010); Puzzle Saga, Gimpel Fils, London (2010); Whispering Pines 6, 7, 8, The Wexner Center for the Arts, Cleveland (2010); Acting Out, Bronx River Art Center, New York (2010); DO / REDO / UNDO – 50 YEARS OF VIDEO PERFORMANCE, Wiels Center for Contemporary Art, Brussels (2010); Greater New York Cinema, MoMA/PS1, Long Island City (2010); Video Dada, UC Irvine University Art Gallery (2010); Deterioration, they said, Migros Museum Für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (2009); Erratic Anthropologies, Art in General, New York (2009); Subjective Projections, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany (2009); Repetitive Stress Injuries, Pianissimo, Milan (2008); Whispering Pines, Contemporary Museum of Art, Uppsala, Sweden (2008); Second Thoughts, Hessel Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson (2008); and Float, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City (2007). She has performed at the New Museum, New York (2011); The Kitchen, New York (2010); Exit Art, New York (2010); Performa 09, New York (2009); Participant, Inc., New York (2008); Portland Documentary and eXperimental Film Festival (2008); Diverseworks, Houston (2008); Electronic Arts Intermix, New York (2007); Glasslands, Brooklyn (2007); and De Appel, Amsterdam (2006).done reading