Stephen Shaheen is a Brooklyn-based artist whose undergraduate Classics and Visual Arts studies laid the groundwork for his training as a stone sculptor in Siena, Italy, and later for earning his MFA in sculpture from the New York Academy of Art.
Shaheen has participated in many solo and group exhibitions. The production of large, community-driven pieces such as a 100-ton marble and granite installation, Memoria (2011), and Metrobench (2011), created from 5,000 NYC Metrocards are some of his most noted works. His indoor and outdoor installations are in public and private collections in the United States and Europe. Shaheen’s newest works, such as Nuvola (meaning “cloud” in Italian), blur the porous borders between fine art sculpture and design. He views these functional pieces as inhabitable art, an organic extension of his broader sculpture practice.