Shauna Foley

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Shuana Foley’s body of ink, graphite, and mixed media work represents a decades long exploration of and fascination with color and text. Every composition created by Foley is often almost entirely filled with rows of linear text culled from various printed sources and recombined by the artist to appear as a kind of stream of consciousness form of writing. Occasionally, the text in these compositions is obfuscated, making its legibility impossible while still being recognizable as writing. As such, her interest in text as a form, reference, and instrument of communication appears to outweigh any singular definition or meaning, in other words, Foley’s fascination with text appears to be a fascination with meaning itself.

Shauna Foley is a professional artist with special needs whose studio is based in the ECF Art Centers; Westside center. She is represented by the Downtown Art Center (DAC ) Gallery, where she regularly exhibits. ECF Art Centers is an adult program of the Exceptional Children's Foundation, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that provides services to adults and children with developmental disabilities.