Shane Weiss is a New York based visual artist. They work mainly in abstract sculpture as well as special effects makeup. As a transgender artist, much of their work deals with the body and its fluidity, gender, sexuality, the grotesque and the abject. They are interested in presenting the body in new ways that become abstracted, the physicality of the body is emphasized rather than its implications; a focus on the qualities of an orifice rather than the location of it. They are also exploring through their work the concept of concavity and the materiality of absence. Weiss will receive their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from New York University in spring of 2021.