Shamona Stokes, American b. 1980 in New Jersey, USA lives and works in Jersey City, NJ.
Shamona holds a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY (2002). Her sculptures explore the liminal worlds between wake & sleep and the archetypes of the subconscious mind. After beginning a meditation practice in 2016, she transitioned from graphic designer to full-time artist, creating a complete body of work in just a year and a half using a medium she'd never used before (ceramic!).
In 2017, she presented her first sculpture collection, entitled “Hypnos”, at Allouche Gallery, NY as one of the regional semi-finalists in the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series. Shamona has shown works at both the Clio and Superfine! Art Fairs during Armory and Frieze Weeks in NYC and will be showing for the first time at SCOPE Miami In December 2018.
Her work is a testimonial to the power of meditation to unravel deep-rooted creative blocks by tapping into imaginative worlds.