I consider myself a multi-platform storyteller whose practice includes video, photography, audio, writings and installation. Part of my work reflects on familial history, exploring themes of identity, boundaries of place, and memory. Another part of my work probes into the social categorizations of intersectionality that include image constructions, representations and visibility of race, class and gender. From the individual agency to the macro level of systems, my interest is in blending the personal with the political, relating the social condition to the human experience. Formally, I use a hybrid of storytelling modes and deconstruct components when exhibiting to intervene and explore how the modes isolate, intersect, overlap and work together when telling one story.
My work has been exhibited at such places like the Center for Fine Art of Photography, Art Expo Chicago, Filter Photo, South Side Community Arts Center in Chicago and Smack Mellon Gallery in New York. I have also Co-Produced a documentary for PBS.
On the lighter side, I am a self-proclaimed DJ, excellent whistler and gifted at Ping Pong.
Shané K. Gooding was educated at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, majoring in Film and Television.
She received her Masters degree from Howard University in Mass Communications and Media Studies.
She recently received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for Studio, Photography.