SHAN Wallace is a nomadic award-winning photographer, visual artist, and filmmaker from Baltimore, MD.
Inspired by the nuances of day-to-day life of her surroundings, not as fixed narratives but a multiplicity of experiences. SHAN uses still and moving images, collage, and in situ installations as the basis of her work, documenting and reflecting the versatility of the Black and African American experience. By expressing Black domesticity, Black leisure, Black recreation, in her work, she invites audiences to see, imagine, and remember, the world we are living in.
SHAN has received recognition from publications like the Baltimore Beat for ‘Best Solo Show’, the City Paper for ‘Best Photographer’, and the Association of Health Care Journalists’ awarded her ‘2nd Place – Small Outlet Feature’ for her photojournalism piece “Losing Conner’s Mind” in the Atavist Magazine. Her work has received widespread support from publications like The Daily Beast, Essence Magazine, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, The Baltimore City Paper, VICE, The Charlotte Observer and The New York Times.
SHAN’s work is in both public and private collections across the US. She has exhibited work internationally in galleries and museums including The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Annenberg Space For Photography in Los Angeles, CA, Elsewhere museum in Greensboro, NC, the New Gallery of Modern Art in Charlotte, NC, the Mariano Arts Center in Havana, Cuba and The Mint Museum, The Contemporary and Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center.
SHAN lives and works in many spaces between Los Angeles, CA and Baltimore, MD.