Steve Shaheen is an artist who resides and works in New York City. He has worked and trained extensively in Italy, earning his degree as a stone sculptor in Siena, and his MFA from the New York Academy of Art. He is the recipient of a Ludwig Volgestein grant, the Italian Cultural Institute/La Fortuna Foundation Fellowship, and a 2009-2010 Residency at the Digital Stone Project.
Shaheen’s indoor and outdoor installations are in public and private collections in Europe and the United States. His 100-ton marble and granite monument to 9/ll victims, Memoria, was covered by over fifty print and televised reports, including The New York Times and CBS/48 Hours. He currently teaches at the City University of New York in Manhattan, the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts and the New York Academy of Art, and he is the director of Tuscany Study, an intensive summer art program in Italy.