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"Shaina is currently in her last semester at The New York Academy of Art earning her MFA in painting. She graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011 with a BFA in painting and although she is from Philadelphia, she currently lives and works in the NYC area. Her work is primarily figurative and her obsession with the human form makes sure she never strays far from her favorite subject. Shaina works in oil, acrylic, chalk pastel, watercolor and ink, and various printmaking techniques." http://shainacraftart.com/?p=5
"Her works mix at least two images together forming an figure that appears to be in motion, or possibly a photograph double exposed. At once, her subjects look in two directions, and while the images eventually reveal themselves through investigation, distinguishing between their two profiles is often difficult to decipher.
'I paint my subjects’ faces after they have been altered, layered, and printed digitally. I wield my palette as another means of pushing limits, experimenting with extreme and unfamiliar hues for the human form, creating something recognizable and yet entirely alien, like landscapes comprised of bodies or fluorescent faces fading in and out of existence.'" http://www.visualnews.com/2013/06/21/double-vision-paintings-by-shaina-craft/
" Paintings resembling multiple exposure photographs.
Veneers of painted flesh mingle on my canvases, blending the borders between figurative and landscape, portrait and abstract. My deepest desire is to create provocative artwork that challenges the foundations of figure painting by continuing to blur the boundaries between digital and traditional work, pushing color, and recontextualizing traditional subject matter." http://www.faithistorment.com/2013/07/experiments-in-flesh-paintings-by.html