Shaina Craft is a figurative artist living and working in Chicago, Illinois. She creates oil paintings and works on paper that span the range from miniature to expansive. Her work is known for combining detailed realism with gestural expression.
Born in 1985, Shaina’s has already exhibited a strength in her short career. She has received numerous awards and has placed works in collections worldwide including the Witz Collection in Switzerland, Hastie Collection in the United Kingdom, and the Manocherian Collection in New York City.
Shaina has exhibited her work at gallery shows each year since 2009, often presenting more than five times each year. She has studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she received her BFA as well as New York Academy of Art, where she earned an MFA.
Featured image: Shaina Craft in her studio. Photo courtesy PotatoMike