Bio + Contact

Shana Agid is an artist, teacher, writer, and activist whose work focuses on relationships of power and difference, particularly regarding sexuality, race, and gender in visual and political cultures. Shana is an Assistant Professor of Arts, Media, and Communication at Parsons the New School for Design where he teaches book arts, collaborative design, and service design. She has an MFA in Printmaking and Book Arts and an MA in Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts. He is on the Editorial Board of Radical Teacher.

Shana uses printmaking and letterpress to create books and prints that meld image, text, and form, using both her writing and found texts. His work has been shown at The New York Center for Book Arts, the Minneapolis Center for Book Arts, the San Francisco Center for the Book, Southern Exposure, the Pacific States Biennial National Print Exhibition, and at the Lower East Side Printshop. Her artist books are in collections at the Walker Art Center, The New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, and DePaul University, among others.  His book It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This was re-published in Booklyn’s 2010 Another Booklyn Chapbook (ABC) series. Agid’s writing on design and politics has been published in Design and Culture  and Design Philosophy Papers, and she is currently doing design-led research on the role of communication, ideology, and notions of “future” in design and politics.


My artists books are represented by the fantastic people at Booklyn. Contact them if you’re interested in purchasing Call a Wrecking Ball to Make a Window or the original letterpress edition of It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This. You can see more about my books on their site here, as well as a complete list of collections holding my books.

You can contact me  by email at: shana [at] Contact me if you’re interested in purchasing the ABC Chapbook 2nd Edition of It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This or any prints.