Shaina’s figurative work spans the range from realism to abstraction, a dichotomy which she finds to be an ongoing inner conflict within her work. “It’s a search for balance and subtlety,” she says. Shaina is also captivated by the relationship between the beautiful and the grotesque, as seen in her varying presentations of the female form. She works from her own source imagery in a process that includes underpainting, layers of paint, and glazing. When she’s not painting, Shaina also makes tiles and pottery for a local ceramics shop.
COMMISSION AN ARTWORK
Let us know what you're looking for.
We'll speak with the artist and get back to you with a price quote.
About The Artist
The figure is the most complicated organic form in existence. It is continuously challenging and there is no better way to connect to people than to make paintings they can instantly relate to- the depiction of another human being just like them. I’m interested in the inner dialogue, the extent to which I can touch another person just through paint. My work becomes this powerful connection to others in which I challenge the tropes of the figurative canon and convey the complexity of life’s experiences.
New York Academy of Art
Master of Fine Arts, 2015
Maryland Institute College of ArtBachelor of Fine Arts, 2011