Shaina Lund b. 1988
Shaina Lund grew up in western New York, a product of the shifting Lake Ontario skies and the glacier-formed rock and clay of Fairport. Her interest in art was sparked by tracing images of dogs from a children’s how-to-draw book. This act of tracing, of layering paper, graphite, paper, clay, paper, light has remained integral to the way she sees the world and translates it through her art practice.
After graduating high school, Lund moved to Minnesota to attain a degree in Studio Art from Northwestern College in 2011. Transplanting slightly from the Minneapolis area, she moved to Chicago and earned her MFA in Ceramics at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014. Her academic and artistic work has received numerous distinctions through nominations, awards, and scholarships.
Shaina currently lives and works in Chicago, developing her practice through writing, ceramics, photography, video installation, drawing, and performative work.