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Biography: Michael Scheiner

Michael Scheiner

Michael Scheiner is a critically-acclaimed sculptor working in Central Falls, R.I. He has received numerous grants for his work, including those from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, and the Ford Foundation.

Scheiner is an accomplished glassblower who has chosen to focus on large-scale sculpture. He is interested in the contradictory fluid and rigid states of glass, and his work often incorporates other materials, such as wet clay, epoxy resin, and fiberglass. His forms tend to be based on shapes found in nature, representing “a response to an emotional phenomenon—a triggered recollection of a moment.”

“I like to try to do something new every time I make sculpture. Some of my pieces, when finished, look fairly simple, but the process is very complex. I am very interested in process; it's the way I get my ideas.”