Chicago born native, Shaz Hunter is a self-taught artist who has a passion for fine art, theater and dramatic architecture.  She received her bachelor’s in Interior Architecture from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After studying Art & Architecture in Italy, Shaz worked as a high end residential interior architect while also exhibiting her work at several galleries and exhibitions throughout Chicago.

After receiving her MFA in Production Design from the American Film Institute, 2012.  She went on to work with entertainment/themed design firms in Los Angeles California. As a current member of the Art Directors Guild Local 800, Shaz has worked in the film and television industry since AFI.  Projects include DJANGO UNCHAINED, REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, LET’S MAKE A DEAL and TV ONE original feature WHITE WATER. Today, Shaz resides in California focusing on painting, drawing, teaching and designing art for a lifestyle brand coming summer of 2018.






Appointed to the Production Design Student Committee 2012

SAIC Nominated to the Studio Cultural Committee, 2007

International Hostel MLK 2007 Mural Project, Chicago IL, First Place

SAIC 2006 Marya Lilien Award, for Professionalism, Creativity and Excellence in Interior Architecture

SAIC Outstanding Student Leader, 2006

SAIC Outstanding Student Leader, 2005

SAIC Outstanding Student Leader, 2004

Certification of Recognition in Art Excellence by the South Inter-Conference Association, 2003

Appointed into the Indiana Art Association for Excellence in Fine Art 2001-2003




SAN BERNADINO COUNTY MUSEUM, "Images of Black Life, Culture & History" Feb, 2019

RCAA, 2018

International Hostel MLK, 2007

Black Pages International “Solstice Moons” June, 2009

Jackson Leadership Institute, July 21, 2009

ETA Creative Arts Foundation, November, 2009

Gallery Guichard, April 2010

UIC African American Cultural Center "Ambiguous Perspectives” May 2010

The Great Frame UP, June 2010

Pure Kitchen Gallery Exhibition, July 2010

Gallery 800, July 2011

Jean Robert Salon, February 2012- 2014




Check out the Art Work of Shaz Taylor, Voyage Magazine, May 2018

AFI Conservatory, Finding Your Own Voice: YouTube, 2012

CAN TV: Keith’s Collage, June 2010

WIIT 88.9 FM Chicago, Live, September, 2009

CAN TV: Shaping Young Minds Television, October 2009




Check out the Art Work of Shaz Taylor, Voyage Magazine, May 2018

Perspective Magazine, Feature Rendering, The Little Mermaid, 2013

ADG Welcome to the Guild: Assistant Art director, June 2010




Art Directors Guild IATSE, Local 800







Tel: 708.517.0518