Shannon Abac is a visual artist with a strong commitment to ceramics. She was born and raised in Maui, Hawaii and currently lives in San Francisco's Sunset District. Shannon received her Master of Fine Arts degree from San Francisco State University in 2016 and her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2007. She currently works as a ceramics instructor in the Bay Area. She was recently a Graduate Fellow at Headlands Center for the Arts.
The unexpected, the mistake, and failure are sources of innovation where disorder and chaos become opportunities for unforeseen possibilities in my work. Guided by curiosity and fascination with raw materials, my art practice involves endless experimentation in an attempt to find balance between chaos and control. Resistance is often met when working with unstable or temperamental materials but I enjoy encountering challenges while attempting to control the uncontrollable.