In residence July 22 - July 30, 2018
In Hebrew shira means song and poem. Born in Israel, living in Brooklyn, Shira Erlichman is an author, visual artist, musician and creator of freer form: offering personalized workshops, commissions and performance.
Shira believes most suffering can be traced back to isolation. She's obsessed with art as a way to experience vitality and connection. She's propelled by process, presence and potential. The mystery and transience of being alive fuelher expressions. Creativity has taught her that it's not entirely natural to confine one's self to a specific shape for too long. No matter the medium, joy and growth can be found in reaching for your newest shape, your freer form.
Being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder a decade ago fundamentally changed her life and, wildly enough, deepened her love of being here. Her poetry book Odes to Lithium (Alice James Books, 2019) centers around her experiences with mental illness. She's releasing her picture book Be/Hold (Penny Candy Books, 2019).
She teaches one-on-one online poetry workshops to people all over the planet.She loves helping humans unlock possibility and fuse discipline with magic. Shetours the country sharing her work and facilitating workshops. Catch her on tourhere. Her experimental electronic-pop album Subtle Creature came out in Fall of 2016. You can buy it here.