Friday, January 18, 2008

Short Biographies: Shauna Lee Lange Arts Advisory

shauna lee lange, founder and market analyst/creative director
Born in Rhode Island in 1963, Shauna Lee Lange grew up in southern New England. After serving six years in the U.S. Navy, she studied public administration (arts) at Roger Williams University. Thereafter, she joined the Federal Civil Service working in support of the U.S. Government as a Management and Program Analyst. Shauna Lee has lived in Florida, Italy, Bahrain, Arizona and Massachusetts. She now makes her home in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband Alex and their son Sebastian. An adult daughter, Lauren, resides in Brooklyn.

Lange’s work encompasses emergent and self-taught artistry in ephemera assemblage, mixed media and collage. She has a keen interest in the public arts arena and outsider or visionary art. In 2006, she founded and now runs a full service professional arts advisory firm within the Metropolitan DC corridor. Her arts concentration is in the area of art writing, art design, art consulting and art coaching. She participates in community service projects and loves great books.

alex lange, co-founder and professional architect
Born in Germany in 1942, Alex Lange grew up in Switzerland. After a transatlantic voyage to the United States at the age of 17, he went on to serve two years in the U.S. Army. He attended Pratt Institute and Yale University before becoming a professional architect. Alex has lived in London, New York and Wisconsin. He now resides in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife Shauna Lee and their son Sebastian. Four adult sons include: Alexander of New Jersey; Matthew of Chicago; Christian of Chicago; and Philip of Williams Bay.

Lange’s work encompasses large scale, commercial architecture including projects such as London’s Canary Wharf and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. His professional portfolio includes churches, restaurants, hotels, high-rise office buildings, and small storefronts. Lange's drawings are clean, straightforward, spacious and insightful. He has a keen interest in competition sports as an avid skier, tennis player, and soccer coach. He is an accomplished pool player and speaks several languages.