Hatheway Curatorial is pleased to present Shira Loa’s hand wrought metal works, born of the artist’s dedication to create visual language from her reverence for growth, change, and the wisdom of Nature’s structures. Loa cultivates her developing relationship with materials and technique, which manifests itself in a trichotomy of improbably-delicate forms, vibrant colors and cold, hard materials and surfaces. “One can never reach the end of learning; there is always room to gain something new in the conversation,” says Loa whose evolving interpretations of nature and technical applications result in contained universes of surrealist intensity.
Born in Amherst, MA, Loa attended Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, Umass Amherst, and received her BFA from the University of Michigan. She did post-graduate apprenticeships with master metalsmiths across the country, including Greg Wilbur and Benjamin Neubauer, and received her Jewelry Technician Certificate from Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco. Loa currently lives in Los Angeles, and has a studio at the Big Art Labs in downtown LA.
Living the Dream
For me, being an artist is more than painting alone in my studio. I am inspired by other artists, off-beat adventures and spectacle. I curate exhibitions, collaborate on large public art installations, am an occasional color consultant and interior designer and sometimes I sculpt. I seem to do a lot of writing, but that's just business. I live an art-filled life. Thanks for coming along for the ride.