Celia G. Shaheen
Celia Shaheen is a craftsperson, teaching artist, and lifelong student from Texas. Having interned at Nezinscot in the summer of 2019, she is excited to return to the farm and call Maine home! In 2020, Celia graduated with a BFA in Studio Art, a BA in Honors Art History, and a Museum Studies certificate from the University of Texas at Austin. She also studied fiber art and papermaking at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Oxbow School of Art, Paper & Book Intensive 2018, and Penland School of Craft.
Celia’s studio practice oscillates at the intersection of archiving and making, utilizing materials across the spectrum of textiles, printmaking, bookmaking, and papermaking to investigate and discuss feminist labor and craft, Lebanese culinary traditions, posthumanist folklore, and the shared histories of textiles and storytelling. As a teaching artist, she believes that all folks have an innate right to an artistically full life, and that everyone is innately creative and artistically capable. She is committed to inspiring and guiding learners towards the formation of personal connections—in, through, and about the arts—while prioritizing safety and inclusion, collaboration, personal voice, and moments of choice.