As a woman of faith, Shardaya creates abstract paintings drawn from spirituality and the experience color & form create. Rooted in the idea of a Creator and the reflection of transcendence, she creates visual experiences to impact lives one canvas at a time.
Shardaya Jones is an African American artist born and raised in Rand, West Virginia. Based in Atlanta, GA, her artistic practice continues to expand the perimeters of arts & culture. Shardaya received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting with a minor in Art History from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, GA. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the Savannah College of Art & Design in Atlanta, GA. In addition to her fine art career, Shardaya is the CEO & Founder of her graphic design agency, SM Studio. Jones has exhibited nationally & virtually, including shows at the Emma Darnell Aviation Museum & Conference Center in Atlanta, GA; Bobick Gallery in Carrollton, GA; Savannah College of Art & Design in Atlanta, GA; Rek Gallery in Tucker, GA; and Black Girls Who Paint in Washington, D.C. Shardaya had the privilege to be interviewed for her creative practice by VoyageATL magazine in 2022. She was curated to paint live for various organizations and religious institutions across the Metro Atlanta area, including Embassy City Church, New Life Cathedral IFC, and Paint on Purpose, Inc. Shardaya's work exists in both private & public collections across metro Atlanta, including Domain Capital Group and SCAD. Influenced by the work of Mark Rothko and Makoto Fujimura, Shardaya sees color as a spiritual agent.