Shari Paladino’s is an artist and educator, raised Chicago and LA, and currently residing in the Bay Area. Her research interests and Art Practice consider the History of Art & Design, Science and Technology Studies, New Media and Performance Studies. Shari is an activist and advocate in the Neurodiversity and SMI community. She studied Art, Education and Disability at the University of California Berkeley, graduating with a BA in Interdisciplinary Field Studies, and then an MFA from UC Berkeley, in Art Practice. She was awarded Eisner Prize for Creative Achievement in the Arts in 2016. She was the Artist in Residence at the Jacobs Institute of Design and Technology 2016-2017, and has exhibited at the Richmond Center for The Arts, SFMOMA, and Berkeley Art Museum/BAM PFA.