Marina Shaltout is a multimedia visual artist who lives and works in the United States. She received a four-year degree in Metalsmithing/Jewelry Design from the University of Illinois in 2014 and is currently pursuing her MFA in 3D+Extended Media from the University of Arizona. Her work explores identity through bodily relationships with the environment and other individuals. She is influenced by all forms of landscapes as well as everyday interactions with others (both positive and negative). Sand, soap, water, dust, and dirt are symbols that reappear in her work and allude to the transient nature of identity. Marina has exhibited work throughout the United States as well as in Tokyo, and has completed residencies in Las Cruces, New Mexico and Stodvarfjordur, Iceland.