Shaina lives and works in Chicago, IL.  She graduated with an MFA from The New York Academy of Art in 2015 and a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011.  Shaina creates figurative oil paintings and works on paper that pair classical techniques with contemporary subject-matter.

Shaina's work was included in the inaugural exhibition at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, curated by Alyssa Monks. She has also received the Blick/InLiquid Microgrant for her series of Petite Paintings. Her work has been shown in museums and galleries across the United States including The Pennsylvania State Museum, Dacia Gallery, and Pentimenti, as well as the Affordable Art Fair NYC with SaatchiArt. Shaina’s work has been recognized by publications such as Juxtapoz, Hi Fructose, and PoetsArtists. 

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