Shaina Craft

Contemporary Figurative Oil Paintings

“My figurative oil paintings subvert the tradition of objectified female nudes that persists in contemporary painting today. These works explore the breadth of the female experience and the complicated relationship we have with our physical selves. These paintings are not trendy; they don’t contain pop culture appeal. They are deep ruminations about living life in our fleshy bodies everyday.”

Shaina was born in Pennsylvania in 1985 and 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 Craft has exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States, including the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Dacia Gallery, Abend Gallery, the Pennsylvania State Museum in Harrisburg, and the Affordable Art Fair NYC with SaatchiArt. Her work is collected internationally.  Her work has been recognized by publications such as Juxtapoz, Hi Fructose, and PoetsArtists.