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Shaina Craft

Shaina Craft

Shaina will be attending The New York Academy of Art this Fall to earn her MFA in painting. She graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011 with a BFA in painting and currently lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. Her work is primarily figurative and her obsession with the human form makes sure she never strays far from her favorite subject. Her large oil paintings are glazed with many layers of sheer color, creating a luminous effect. In addition to oil, she works in chalk pastel and digital photography.

Shaina's Flesh Experiment 117 has been chosen for this year's Art of the State exhibition at the PA State Museum in Harrisburg. In August, Shaina will be participating in a group show called "NIGHT: The Different Painting" at Brooklyn FireProof in Brooklyn, NYC. Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia included two pastel drawings by Shaina in their group show, "Global Conscious, Local Artists" (June/July 2013). Shaina also participated in a group show at FWS Gallery in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square in 2013. A piece from her Identities Like Onions series was on display in “A Show of Heads 2011″ at the Limner Gallery in Hudson, NY. Shaina has shown work at the Multiple Choice Gallery in Bluebell, PA where she received awards for Best in Show as well as both Judge’s Picks. She has also exhibited at the Hexagon Gallery in Baltimore, MD, and participated in various exhibitions on MICA’s campus.

2013- New York Academy of Art, MFA Candidate

2008-2011 Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting

2006-2008 Montgomery County Community College (MCCC), Blue Bell, PA, Fine Arts coursework

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