Wayne State University

Victoria Shaheen

Victoria Shaheen

  • 313-577-2990

  • Lecturer of Ceramics

Biography

Victoria Shaheen was born and raised in a small coastal town in New Jersey. Growing up her mother instilled in her the importance of decoration and color, while her father promoted an ethic of hard work and labor. In 2007 she attended the Corcoran College Of Art + Design in Washington, DC and developed an interest in industrial processes and the way those processes intersect with fine art. She extensively studied post-modernist theory as well as communist/socialist literature. Following graduation, she went directly to the Cranbrook Academy of Art to continue her focus on industrial processes vis-à-vis the proliteriat and the object, ceramic production methods, and the conceptual theories of absurdity, humor, and their presence in pop culture. In 2012 Shaheen completed an internship with the Kohler Co. in Sheboygan Wisconsin where she assisted three artists in industrial plaster mold-making and porcelain slip casting. The following year, after returning to Detroit, Shaheen graduated from Cranbrook and continued her studies of industrial clay processes at Pewabic Pottery. Shaheen's work has been shown in Washington, DC, New York City, Mexico and Detroit, MI.

For more information please visit her website at www.eatteeth.com