artist feature: Shayna Miller

We recently learned of Shayna Miller’s process-based abstract paintings and want to share it with our community! Check out some of her recent works and details about her process below.

Shayna Miller,  Rizpah , 2018, oil and oil stick on panel, 48 x 40 in

Shayna Miller, Rizpah, 2018, oil and oil stick on panel, 48 x 40 in


“Rituals are a set of actions, often orderly, regular, and with purpose.  The studio is the site of my personal investigations into ideas related to rituals.  This entails the creation of boundaries and rules that I have chosen to abide by, a search for a solution through the obsessive nature of the process. Working primarily in oil paint, forms can easily be manipulated, subtracted, and altered.  Actions of scrubbing and dragging paint across panel surfaces become an intimate and physical action of embodiment; the painting becomes body. Sculptural elements taken from domestic furniture and architecture explore other relations to the body. “

“My work is a vehicle for transformation, invoking powers of transubstantiation, through references to composition-forward devices employed in early modern religious and icon painting. The process involves channeling my personal experiences and emotions in order to reach into spiritual dimensions to retrieve new forms and images. Paintings become capsules and cross-sections; they both contain and release talisman-like energy, during and after their creation.”

Watch Tom Prinsell's Artist Talk


Missed our last session of Artist Curated Cinema at Bizarre Bar? Have no fear, the power of recording technology is here! We will be recording the artist talk portions of each session this year and will post them here on our blog! It’s a great way to archive each session, allow the artist to have record of their slide talk, and make it easier for Palase fans across the interwebs to enjoy our program too!

Tune in to Tom’s talk above about his painting practice exploring Natural History inspired portals and labyrinth like castle scenes.

Visit Tom’s website to learn more about his work:

collect a tee from our SPRING/BREAK artists


The SPRING/BREAK Art Show may be over, but you can still support the artists from our booth! We’ve collabed with Jen, Tom, and Sophie to design and produce limited edition tees using images of their work.

Each is an edition of 10 and printed on cozy American Apparel tees.

Click your fave shirt and collect one -or all three- today! Net profits are split 50/50 with each artist as part of our Artist Stipend Program - providing community-supported funds to artists for their labor and creative efforts.

Some works from to be one and myself are also still available to purchase through the SPRING/BREAK website until the end of April. You can browse the booth collection at

ANNOUNCING: the Palase Gals are going to SPRING/BREAK!


Kat & Lauren are excited to announce their participation in the SPRING/BREAK Art Show in NY this year during Armory Week! Their curated booth will hold an exhibition of works by Jen Dwyer, Sophie Parker, and Tom Prinsell. to be one and myself opens at the S/B NY fair March 5th 11am-8pm for Press/VIP preview, with regular hours 11am-7pm March 6-11, 2019.

Help us spread the word! RSVP on Facebook, share online, and invite your friends! We are excited to be a part of Armory Week and hope to see you all there!