Artist Bio

Shoshanna Utchenik has created experimental puppetry performance and art installations internationally, with Chicago‚Äôs Redmoon Theater, and throughout the midwest. Under the umbrella of Interstate Arts, her interdisciplinary work explores the transformative potential within individuals and in our shared spaces. She holds an MFA, Northwestern University; BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Currently based in Detroit, she has been recognized as a Detroit Knight Arts Challenge winner for Interstate Arts’ multimedia shadow puppetry performance “Good Bones” and nominated for a Michigan Wilde Award in set design for The Hinterlands’ “The Radicalization Process”. She was founding art teacher at the James and Grace Lee Boggs School supporting the mission to nurture creative, critical thinkers who contribute to the wellbeing of their community, and is the current k-5 art teacher at The Roeper School.