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Shanna Kunz - Fine Artist

About Shanna Kunz

Learn more about Shanna Kunz from Salt Lake City, UT - United States.








As a contemporary landscape painter, my work is a conscious play of mood, light and color, but as a naturalist raised and rooted in the diverse landscapes of western America, a painting means more than that to me. Each location is an encounter with the land, the trees, and the waters that have always given me a sense of connection and order. When a location intrigues and inspires me, I will paint the scene into a series using a range of keys or themes, experimenting and searching to learn more about the natural threads that tie the landscape together with complexity, subtlety and⎯more importantly⎯balance. I look for new ways to express spatial relationships and distance with layers of paint, brushwork, gradations, and diffusions of light. Hopefully, my study of the landscape will bring me somewhat closer to an honest translation⎯of both soul and land⎯as I push color and value into new compositions and continue a lifelong effort to communicate the emotional connection I feel with my environment. Gallery Representation Legacy Gallery - Scottsdale AZ 7178 Main St. 480-945-1113 Lovetts Gallery - Tulsa OK 6528 E 51st. St. 918-664-4732 Mtn. Trails Gallery - Park City, UT 301 Main Street 435.615.8748 Mtn. Trails Gallery Jackson, WY 150 Center Street 307-734-8150 Kneeland Gallery, Ketchum, ID 271 First Avenue 208.726.5512 Mtn. Trails Gallery - Sedona, AZ 336 Hwy 179 928-282-3225 Banks Fine Art Gallery, Bozeman, MT 127 E Main St. 406-586-1000 Mission Gallery, St. George, UT 173 N Main St. 435-688-9670 Featured Articles Southwest Art Magazine - May, 2013 article American Art Collector - April, 2013 article Western Art Collector - May 2012 article Southwest Art Magazine - August 2010 feature article Western Art Collector - August 2010 article, December 2010 Western Art Collector December 2009 feature article American Art Collector September 2009 article Fine Art Connoiseur Magazine Painting Nature Now, October, 2007 American Artist Magazine - June 2007 , Feature 14 page article Western Art Magazine Premier Issue 2007 Artist to Watch October Issue 2003, Southwest Art Magazine Juried Awards & Shows Mountain Song Gallery - Carmel, CA - Powered by Nature Invitational - Apr 2013 Western Masters Invitational - Mar 2013 Art in Embassy Exhibit, Kuwait Saulsalito Art Festival, Sept. 2012 Carmel Plein Air Art Exhibit Invitation - May 2011 Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art April 2011, April 2012 Maynard Dixon Country Invitational 2010 Guest Artist 2010 Jackson Wildlife Museum Western Visions Miniature Show 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Raymar Art Competition Finalist Dec 2010, Mar 2011 Mountain Trails Gallery, Park City Solo Exhibit Dec. 2009, 2010, 2011 Kneeland Gallery, - Three Person Gallery 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibit 2009 Paint the Parks Exhibition and Competition 2009 Not Just a Pretty Face Salt Lake City Art Center Invitational 2010, 2012, 2013 Contemporary Art of the American West Invitational, Palm Springs, 2008 Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ 2009, 2010, 2011 Jackson Fall Arts Festival Quickdraw Participant 2007, 2008, 2009 Eccles Art Center, Ogden UT Two Person Exhibit,December 2008 Artists of the New Century, Bennington Ctr for Arts Fine Art Connoiseur Award 2006 Meyer Gallery, Park City, UT Two person exhibit, February 2007, 2008 Kneeland Gallery, Ketchum, ID Plein Air Exhibit August,2004 - 2013 Mountain Trails Gallery, Palm Desert, CA Solo Exhibit 2006 Union Station Gallery/Museum, Ogden, UT Solo Exhibit 2006 Meyer Gallery, Park City, UT - Solo Exhibit, February 2005, 2006, 2007 Kneeland Gallery Three Person Show, March 2005, 2006 Tucker Gallery, Chicago, IL Two Person Exhibit, April 2005, 2006 Meyer Gallery, Jackson, WY Solo Exhibit, July 2004, 2005 Kneeland Gallery Plein Air Invitational Show, August 2004, 2005, 2006 Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale AZ The Color of Mood, Invitational Exhibit, May 2004 Principle Gallery, Alexandria VA Two Person Show, April 2004 Meyer Gallery, Park City, UT Two Person Show, Feb. 2004 Kneeland Gallery Three Person Show, Feb. 2004 Meyer Gallery, Jackson, WY Two Person Show, 2003, 2004 Howard/Mandville 13th Annual Miniature Show, November, 2003 - Kirkland, WA Eccles Art Center, Ogden, UT Solo Exhibit, June 2003 Meyer Gallery, Park City, UT Two Person Show, December 2002 Deseret News Landscape Exhibit , 2002 , 2003 Salt Lake City, UT Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, 2002, 2001 Springville, UT American Association of University Women of Utah, Weber State University, 2002 American Association of University Women of Utah, Springville Museum, 2000

Shanna Kunz joined Fine Art America on July 26th, 2013.