yaro shon neils about Yaro Shon Neils is an interdisciplinary artist who closely examines personal experience in order to unveil contemporary cultural mythologies.  She was born in her grandmother's cabin in Munds Park, Arizona, and raised in an agricultural community located in the heart of urban South Phoenix. Favoring idea over medium, her work takes the form of historic and contemporary photographic processes, time-based media, artist's books, performance, installation, and the written word. Yaro Shon holds degrees in Photography and French from Arizona State University and an MFA from the University of Montana School of Art. She currently resides in Spokane, Washington and teaches photography and design courses at Eastern Washington University.