The Second Live Session with Pennylane Shen: Finding Your Visual Voice

Join artist consultant Pennylane Shen for an overview of some of the key building blocks involved in developing your unique artistic style. Pennylane’s company, Dazed and Confucius, works with thousands of artists worldwide. As a result, she often deals with one of the most common obstacles artists face: discovering a distinct voice and a sustained focus.

In this talk, Pennylane discuss a number of simple tools and exercises for artists to confront being “all over the place” and to begin working towards a cohesive practice - from technique and style, to medium and concept.

A period of Q & A follows the live taping where Pennylane answered questions from artists involving the art industry and their own practice.

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About Pennylane Shen:

Pennylane Shen is an artist consultant, curator and educator. Since 2006, her company Dazed and Confucius has offered personalized consultations, group seminars and business development with regular seminars held worldwide. Pennylane personally assists and advises over 500 artists on a one-on-one basis each year.

Pennylane holds a Master’s Degree in Visual Culture Theory from New York University and has lectured at various forums throughout Canada, the US and the UK. Her publications discuss the politics of representation, race and fine art. At Langara College and Thrive Art Studio Pennylane is responsible for creating and instructing courses on fine art marketing and conceptual development. She has also represented University of the Arts London in the UK, preparing students for higher education in the arts.

For more than a decade, Pennylane has worked in commercial galleries such as the Bau-Xi Gallery, the longest standing commercial gallery in Canada. In her hometown of Vancouver, BC Pennylane is also a curator for the Vancouver Mural Festival. An avid supporter of art and wellness, she sits on the board for the Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Foundation, collecting notable art pieces for hospital walls.