Marina Shaltout is a multimedia artist who combines sculpture/installation processes with video and performance. Her current work is primarily concerned with the portrayal of female destructive forces. She gives space and recognition to emotional breakdowns in order to question the notion of female “hysteria” and push beyond its designation of psychotic behavior.  Marina has exhibited work in the United States, Iceland, Austria, and Japan and has completed artist residencies in Las Cruces, New Mexico and Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland. She received her BFA in 2014 from the University of Illinois with an emphasis in metalsmithing/jewelry design. She is currently living in Tucson, Arizona and working towards her MFA from the University of Arizona.