Marina Shaltout is a multimedia artist who combines sculpture/installation processes with video and performance. She received her BFA from the University of Illinois with an emphasis in metalsmithing/jewelry design. After graduating, she moved to New Mexico where she began experimenting with video, audio, and performance. Marina has exhibited work in 8 states as well as Japan and Iceland. She has completed artist residencies in Las Cruces, New Mexico and Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland. She is currently living in Tucson, Arizona and working towards her MFA from the University of Arizona. Her current work is primarily concerned with the portrayal of female destructive forces. She gives space and recognition to emotional breakdowns in order to elevate the notion of female “hysteria” beyond its designation of psychotic behavior.