Artist in Residence
Shia's mission is to give color and shape to the unseen and create worlds, which activate soul resonances and remembrances. She loves to inspire and encourage others to dive together with her into the world of artistic expression and develop thereby new ways of magical thinking.
She grew up in South Germany and was a passionate swimmer in her childhood. Water has always been her element. Whenever she was by the sea, she spent hours inside the water, forgetting about time, while imagining vivid stories of dolphins, mermaids, and other sea creatures.
She studied computational linguistics and psychology at the university and worked many years as a scientist doing research on the meaning of metaphors and the connection between mental concepts, emotions, and the perception of reality.