About

Shari Paladino (b.1974) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Oakland. Utilizing a wide range of media and methods, including traditional and digital interface, text, sculpture, social engagement and performance. Her work considers sensing and sense making, and the construct of disability as it intersects with class, race, gender, queerness, and neurodivergences. Drawing from a personal history of multifaceted encounters with this umbrella, Shari’s work often engages with institutional and domestic spaces, hand made and organic materials in relationship to and as they are mediated by new media. Her most recent work Habitas considers aspirational living as memory and as future imagination, standing in for what is there and not there, performed and re-performed, as well as the logic of structures which structure themselves. Shari holds a BA From UC Berkeley in Interdisciplinary Studies: Art, Education and Disability Studies. She was awarded the Eisner Prize in 2016 for the Department of Art Practice during her first year in the MFA Program. She is currently an Artist in Residence at the Jacob’s Center for Design Innovation and Technology 2016-2017. She recently assisted with artist Amanda Eicher for the 80th Anniversary of the SFMOMA with the Public Outreach and Education Programs Department, as well as shared work alongside Allan DeSouza, as a mentee artist for the Richmond Art Center’s 80th Anniversary