Naomi Shanti - Curriculum Vitae


2017                            University of Minnesota Morris.  BA Painting and Printmaking, Minor Art History.

2013                            Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA.  AA Illustration.

1999                            Seminole State College. Sanford, FL.

1997                            Hesser College (Mount Washington College).  Portsmouth, NH.

1996                            University of New Hampshire. Durham, NH.


Professional Experience

2019-Present          Owner, Alchemy Tattoo and Fine Art

2018-2019              Tattoo Artist, Black Lotus Tattoo and Art Gallery

2008-Present            The Art of Naomi Shanti

Owner, artist, and community art educator

Volunteer work

2015-2017            James C. Knoll Elementary school, Ortonville, MN (teaching artist, grades K-6)


Group Exhibitions

2013                            The End is Where It Begins. Cedar Rapids, IA.

2015                            Grand New Ulm Juried Exhibition. New Ulm, MN.

2016                            Art Show Bling. Juried Art Exhibition, University of Minnesota Morris.

2016                            SMAC Region Juried Exhibition. Hutchinson Center for the Arts, Hutchinson, MN.

2017                            Art and Art History, Juried Exhibition. University Texas Tyler.

2017                            Essential Art Exhibition, Paramount Center for the Arts, St. Cloud, MN.

2017                            Printmaking Now, Juried Exhibition. Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI.

2017                            Summation, Group Exhibition, University of Minnesota Morris.

2017                            Best in Show, Transformations, Webber Gallery, Ocala, FL

2017                               The Art of the Selfie

Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL

2018                            Expressions, Group Exhibition, Laguna Beach Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2018                            Arts and Harmony, Group Exhibition/Traveling Show, Hopkins Center for the Arts, New Brighton, MN

2018                            11th Biennial International Show, Punta Gorda Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, FL

2018                            Nude Night, Orlando, FL

2018                            First Friday Art Walk (February-April), Ocala, FL

2019.                           Arts and Harmony, Group Exhibition/Traveling Show, Hopkins Center for the Arts, New Brighton, MN


Solo Exhibitions

2013                            Rhythms of Life. Martin, TN.

2015                            Upper Minnesota Art Meander. Ortonville, MN.

2016                            My People. Granite Area Arts Council, Granite Falls, MN.

2016                            Upper Minnesota Art Meander. Ortonville, MN.

2019-2020               Art in City Spaces. Ocala, Florida



Artist Presentation

2016                            Granite Area Art Council, Granite Falls, MN

2016                            UMM, Morris, Minnesota

2017                            UMM, Morris, Minnesota

2017                            Big Stone Art Council, Ortonville, MN



Richard Remmers, “Local artists show off their work in Meander,” Public Opinion, September 30, 2016. 


2016 “Postcards”, Pioneer Public Television, Appleton, Minnesota


Commissioned Work

2016                            Public Art Commission, The Dance, 30x40 Watercolor on paper. Avera Hospital, Milbank, SD.



2015                            Private collection, Hartman family

2016                            UMM permanent print collection

2017                            Private collection, Klee Family

2020                          Private collection, Jones Family



2010                            Second Place, Soybean Festival Juried competition, Martin, TN.

2015                            People’s choice award, Grand New Ulm Juried Exhibition. New Ulm, MN.  

2017                            Natalie Benoit Award, University Minnesota Morris.

Professional Organizations

National Art Education Association (NAEA)

Visual Arts Society, Central Florida College

Appleton Museum of Art Member

MCA Member