Shaunte Johnson, an emerging African American artist was born in Corpus Christi TX in 1979. After graduating College she moved to Austin, Texas where her modeling career lead her to Los Angeles, California. Shaunte' later pursued a masters degree in psychology which lead her to an interest in art therapy. Her first art exhibit in 2010 was showcased with other African American artists at the LGBT History Museum, San Francisco Art museum. In her own words "I am a self-taught artist learning from the company of self-expression."
Shaunte's works of art, influenced by the spiritual philosophy of Buddhism, are intended to be hung as a tapestry or Tanka.