Shane Snider received his B.F.A in Illustration from the Columbus College of Art & Design in Ohio. Quickly his rigorous course of study led him to an interest in the figure, anatomy & design. It was here, after salvaging a bag of cementslated as debris, that he discovered a unique combination of mediums – white Portland cement and steel. This unique technique has been published in A. Williams, The Sculpture Reference Illustrated that serves as a guide to both students & professionals. Shane Snider has exhibited extensively in juried and invitational exhibitions and is currently represented by multiple galleries with works placed in numerous private collections. Since 2008, he has maintained a studio full time in Black Mountain, North Carolina after relocating from Columbus, Ohio where he formerly worked as a graphic designer. Drawing inspiration from his new surroundings, Snider currently incorporates reclaimed wood as a result of moving to Western North Carolina and being exposed to the Appalachian rural architecture culture.