The work of internationally acclaimed artist Yuh-Shioh is part of the permanent collection at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives, Scripps Research Institute, as well as Marin General and Stanford Children’s Hospital. Her debut solo exhibition, Spirits Gone Astray, was reviewed in The New York Times and international art magazines, setting her career as a spirit artist in motion. Yuh-Shioh earned a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University and an MFA from Hunter College.
Ever since I was a child, drawing has been a way for me to heal. It was through the creation of beauty around me and my connection with source that allowed me to survive years of trauma. I discovered early on that Spirit came through my art, and as soon as I put pen to paper, its presence flowed through me.
I proceeded to have 3 more solo exhibitions in New York City before an awakening compelled me to listen to the calling to be with nature and connect with my higher self. I relocated to California in 2009. My journey connecting spirit with the earth led me to Iceland and the Chihuahuan Desert where I was an Artist in Resident at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX in 2013.
While living in a museum, I immersed herself in the desert landscape and painted my experiences in nature, leading to a body of work I then exhibited in San Francisco. Further exploration led to my first body of shamanic paintings, In Reality, in 2015 in Los Angeles, and the publishing of a catalogue of drawings, The Light Behind the Sun. Shortly after this I began to read Akashic Records for myself and others, leading me to Santa Fe, NM, and then to Mount Shasta, CA, where I discovered my first home.
I embarked on a journey by listening to a call in my heart to go to Peru, where a dream led me to Nosara, Costa Rica. I immediately experienced a strong connection with the place and began receiving messages in the form of paintings and words. I discovered that when I allow myself to tune in, with the permission of the other person, I am able to see and depict people's souls and highest selves. In the same way that I had been liberating spirit through painting and embodying their form onto the canvas, thus purifying them, I was able to do this for individuals. The process of drawing and painting their energy is healing for the person involved.
Yuhshioh is also a gifted dancer and clear channel of the Golden Light. She has been attuned to Level 2 Holy Fire Reiki, completed the Foundations Training and Dreamwork Course with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. She has worked several years with Dr. Raven Lee and taken her course in Weaving the Dreambody as well as completed her Level 1 Facilitator's Immersion Training with the DANCEmandala School for Moving Stillness Meditation.