artist's cv

Lui Shtini was born in Kavaje, Albania in 1978, and attended the Academy of Arts in Tirana, Albania from 1997 to 2000. He immigrated to the United States in the early 2000’s, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2007. He currently lives and works in New York, NY.

Shitini has held solo and two-person exhibitions at Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL (2017, 2014); Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY (2016, 2013); Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA (2015); Silberkuppe, Berlin, DE (2015); and Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York, NY (2013, 2009).

His work has been included in group exhibitions at Galerie Sultana, Paris, FR; FUSED, San Fransisco, CA; T293, Rome, IT; 3715 Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA; Brand New Gallery, Milan, IT; Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, NY; Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY; Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL; Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA; Bureau, New York, NY; Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY; Creon Gallery, New York, NY; Peter Fengesten Gallery, Pace University, New York, NY; and Know More Games, Brooklyn, NY.

Shitini’s works have been reviewed in publications such as The New York Times, ARTFORUM, Hyperallergic, Cultured Magazine, Art News, Observer, Huffington Post, Gallerist NY, Cool Hunting, and The Wall Street Jounral.

He was granted a NYFA Painting Fellowship in 2010 and was the 2014 artist resident at the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program in Dumbo, Brooklyn.