Log in to post comments Degree Seeking MFA Area of Study Studio Email email@example.com Undergraduate Institution New Mexico State University Undergraduate Degree BFA in Studio Art, Emphasis on Metalsmithing, Minor in Art History Hometown Las Cruces, NM CV Shaunia Grant, CV Edited 4_1_2021.pdf Research Detail A goal of my current practice is creating work which elicits the feelings of looking back at an idealized time while understanding the complicated nature of that time. My focus is on the birthday party, a ritual that is heavily coded with consumeristic Americana aesthetics that we associate heavily with childhood. They are both a celebration of time we have lived through and an ominous reminder that time is passing. This is an ideal situation for fostering a complicated sense of nostalgia. Biography Shaunia Grant is an object maker, born and raised in the border town of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Her identity as a queer femme of color informs her perspective as a maker.