Shen began her career in her teens while living in the culturally and artistically diverse Silicon Valley in California. Being labeled with the name “ShenShen210″, she first expressed herself as a graffiti artist, cans of spray paint in hand, working with existing gang-tagged designs and transforming them into eye-catching works of art. Her motivation was simple: to take something negative and turn it into something beautiful and inspiring — to add color to a world that is often seen in shades of gray.
She soon exchanged her cans of spray paint for the airbrush, where she quickly gained international attention, being written about and featured multiple times in art magazines such as Airbrush Action Magazine and being named as one of the world’s “Top 10″ airbrush talents.
Since those early years, Shen has been experimenting with many different types of media and, drawing from her wealth of technical and experiential knowledge, has created a style that can be described as beautiful, carefree and sometimes poignant. Her works may be seen in the homes of Liza Minelli, Jack Nicholson, Carroll Shelby, and Clint Eastwood to name a few and she has been a frequent contributor to various art publications. Shen has also actively participated in the look of both public and corporate America, having been contracted by companies such as Adobe, Pixar, Bebe, and Marriott and hired by local governments for mural creation.
Shen’s art can now be experienced in select galleries that span the globe and she can frequently be found teaching workshops across the United States, equipping others to add their own touch of color to the world.