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10 QUESTIONS FOR SHAINA CRAFT | PAINTING THE FIGURE NOW

Shaina Craft is a visual artist living and working in Chicago. 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 explore contemporary and classical techniques.

Shaina's painting "Wonder" was recently on view at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art for their inaugural exhibition, curated by Alyssa Monks. She has also recently received the Blick/InLiquid Microgrant for her series of Petite Paintings. She recently exhibited in Winged Woman; the Art of Arlene Love and Contemporary Parallels at the Painted Bride in Philadelphia. Her work has been shown in galleries across the United States as well as the Affordable Art Fair NYC with SaatchiArt. Shaina exhibited in a group show of drawings at Lacey & Phillips curated by InLiquid in early 2017. Shaina’s work has been recognized by publications such as Juxtapoz, Hi Fructose, and PoetsArtists.

10 QUESTIONS FOR ERIN MILAN | PAINTING THE FIGURE NOW

Erin Milan was born in a small town in Kansas. She graduated from Azusa Pacific University in Los Angeles where she studied painting. After a hiatus from painting to focus on having children and on family, she is painting full time from her studio on Mercer Island, near Seattle. Milan’s high realism figurative oil paintings explore desire, nourishment, and loss, and what it feels like to be human. She hopes her work expresses the value of the human, and especially female, form. Her work has recently been exhibited at RJD Gallery in New York, the new Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Sirona Fine Art, as well as Suzanne Zahr near Seattle for a solo exhibit.