Shoshana Gugenheim is a Social Practice Artist, Torah Scribe and Educator. Her works primarily address social issues including violence against women, the place of women in traditional Jewish practice, Jewish-Arab dialogue as well as personal transformation and ritual through encounter with art making. Shoshana has served as artist-in-residence in Israel and the US where she has also exhibited her studio work and collaborations. Shoshana was one of the first women in modern times to train and practice as a Torah scribe. Her scribal work informed her collaboration, Women of the Book, whose inaugural launch is with the Biennale Jerusalem 2015. As an artist, Shoshana is drawn to both craft and fine art. She is committed to the world of hand crafting and the pursuit of maintaining a sustainable world that is hand-made, homegrown and safe from harmful chemicals and their residue. Shoshana will begin her MFA in Art and Social Practice at Portland State University in the fall of 2016.