is a critically acclaimed sculptor working out of Central Falls,
Rhode Island. He has received numerous grants for his work including
those from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Louis Comfort
Tiffany Foundation and the Ford foundation. His work has been exhibited
internationally and can be found in such collections as the Renwick
Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution;
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art; The Corning Museum of Glass; Carnegie
Melon Institute of Art and Bloomberg Headquarters, New York. Mr.
Scheiner has worked at the Rhode Island School of Design as an instructor
in the glass department since 1983 and has taught extensively at
both Pilchuck Glass School and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.
He has also worked as a designer for Dansk International. In the
Spring of 2000 he was awarded a Fulbright senior scholar fellowship
for research and lecture in Colombia, South America where he taught
at the University of the Andes.
lecture, entitled Harmony and Discord, dealt with the
evolution of his work, as well as the tools and technologies he
has had to invent in order to realize his technically challenging
and sometimes large-scale ideas.