Glass ― Author/Illustrator ― Sculpture ― Painting ― Underwater Photography
Shayna Leib is a multimedia artist who works in both sculptural and 2-dimensional mediums with 30 years of experience focusing on glass and ceramic. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with an MFA (Glass/Metal) in 2003 and taught at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and UW Madison. Her work can be found in numerous collections and museums around the world including the personal residence of the Princess of Morocco; the Deep Aquarium in Hull, England; the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington DC; and Eastman Kodak. She has exhibited in Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. Although she is most known for her Wind & Water and Patisserie series, she is also the author and illustrator of the children’s book “Finding Figgins”. In 2007, she became a diver and underwater photographer for her Wind & Water series.
“When using any material, you have to figure out what it excels at, what the material naturally wants to do. Becoming skilled in that material requires an equal amount of fight against its inherent behavior, and knowing when to acquiesce.”
— Shayna Leib