Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Shoshanna Weinberger’s work relates to her Caribbean-American background and draws strongly on the complexity of heritage and assumed norms as she goes about defining the female archetype. Referencing herself among a sea of antiquated stereotypes, adolescent memory and current subjects as a source, Weinberger renders her female muses as excessive, sexualized, some passive and others dominant that question notions of beauty. Weinberger received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, in 1995 and a MFA from Yale School of Art, Yale University in 2003. Currently her work is on view at Carried Weight, The Delaware Center of Contemporary Art, Wilmington, MD; Jamaican Pulse, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK; Modern Heroics, The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ. (2016): Material Matters: Water, Pigment, and Light, Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Davidson, NC (2016); and Collage Effects: Art of the African Dispora, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ (2016). Weinberger was included in the 2013 Martinique Biennale; four-time participant in the Jamaica Biennial, National Gallery of Jamaica, from 2006 and last in 2014. She was the recipient of the 2014 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant, a 2015 Joan Mitchell Center, Artist-in-Residence, New Orlean and recently, awarded a 2016 Fellowship, New Jersey State Council on the Arts. She lives and works in Newark, New Jersey.