Biography

Shoshana Brand is a visual and media artist. She constantly locates herself in a creative zone, producing sculpture, site specific installation, public art, video art, and recently also jewelry and graphic novels/comics. She grew up in Israel and when traveling the world she landed in Los Angeles, fell in love with the city and decided to stay.

Brand has attended academic institutions most of her life, both in Israel and the U.S. She graduated with a BFA degree in Cinema and Television from Tel Aviv University and with an MFA degree in Sculpture from Claremont Graduate University, California. She also enhanced her knowledge of digital video in the Institute of Art and Multimedia in Sylmar, California. In 2008 she received her teaching credential in Art from Cal state Bakersfield University, and later also her teaching credential in Special Education.

Shoshana Brand has been invited to create her artwork in Canada, Alaska, China, Israel, the Czech Republic; and throughout the U.S including Los Angeles, New York, San Diego and Nebraska City. She has served as a curator to several art shows and founded the VVVF, an international video festival, screened in Los Angeles, New York and throughout China.

In 2008, with a grant she received from the state of California, Brand teamed with a group of teens to create a documentary movie. The movie tells the story of people who built their home in Antelope Valley, a rural area near Los Angeles. Another public art project Shoshana undertook has been an interventionist website, www.KnockingOnBricks.com, that brought together twelve international artists. Discussing bureaucratic systems and corporate organizations in the art world in a non- traditional manner, the site attracted thousands of viewers right in the first days it was launched and evoked a huge media attention.

In 2009 Shoshana created a wall piece at Janco Dada Museum in Ein-Hod, Israel. The artwork was purchased by the Museum.

Currently, Shoshana lives in Texas and is working on various art projects. In addition to making jewelry (Crying Crow Jewelry Etc. by Shoshana Brand) she also writes and illustrates the graphic novel/comics series “The English Teacher Comics”, distributed internationally: theenglishteachercomics.com.

Her illustrations and photographs can be viewed herehttp://www.scbwi.org

 

T.V Tray, by Shoshana Brand. Grass seeds, cotton balls and stockings on a wooden tray.