Shashou was born in Rio de Janeiro, and in the year 2000 studied at City & Guilds of London Art School, where she earned her BA (Hons) in Painting. After her graduation she had portraits commissioned by several prominent British intellectuals and politicians, and in the years following her studies largely established her reputation as a painter.
In 2013, her practice took a major turn into sculpture. By investigating how to work with exquisite Vintage and Antique objects that she was so strongly drawn to, she began to produce a series of focused and intensely personal works that reflect the resilience, fragility, and undiminished courage that are the true conditions of love.
Collecting is where the work begins, it is an integral part of my practice with a continuous search for handpicked perfect treasures destined to become part of my creations.
As a medium and as a metaphor, the finest antique tea sets have great resonance. Porcelain has become my signature sculpting material, my trademark.
In recent years Shashou has exhibited in London, Paris, Beirut, Geneva, Gstaad, St Tropez, Dallas, Miami, NYC, and Venice. She has been shown in Art Elysees, Art Beirut, Art Palm Beach, Art Miami, Art Southampton NY, Armoury Antiques NY, Art15 Olympia London, Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips, and has been commissioned for site-specific public sculptures in the US, EU, and UK. Her work has been collected in several important private collections.
Shashou lives and works from her studio in Primrose Hill, London.
2001 – 2005
BA in Painting, City and Guilds London Art School, Kennington Park Road, London.
2000 – 2001
BETEC in Painting Kensington and Chelsea Art School.
Foundation Degree Slade, UCL.
1979 – 1980
Design Degree Chelsea Art School.