Stephen J. Shanabrook was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1965. He received a BFA in Syracuse University and studied in Florence, Italy. He has participated in residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and De Ateliers 63 in The Netherlands. Shanabrook has exhibited throughout the world in numerous solo and group exhibitions, included Drawing Center / New York, Swiss Institute / New York and Moscow Biennale. The artist received numerous American and European grants, as well as public commissions. His works is part of public and private collections in USA, Europe, Russia and Australia, including Damien Hirst’s “murderme” collection and David Walsh’s controversial MONA museum.