Q’shaundra James was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. She earned bachelor’s degrees in English and fine art at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Her work has been exhibited in various galleries such as the Untitled Space in New York and the Palo Verde Art Center in California. One of her paintings: Wait Till She Looks Up belongs to the Student Union’s permanent art collection located at UNLV. Recently, Q’shaundra displayed work at the 1st Annual NAACP Juneteeth Jubilee. She was also an apprentice in Italy for a local artist, Federico Paris. During undergrad, she received the Kenneth M. & Mary Alice Devos Art Scholarship and the Outstanding BFA award.