About Shira

About Shira

Shira Neiss is a freelance illustrator from NYC, who grew up in the mostly underrated borough of Brooklyn. Always the class artist, Shira took AP Art in High School and spent two years in Hunter College as a Fine Arts major. Although she enjoyed painting seven-foot-tall abstract canvases, she fell in love with Illustration after taking an intensive summer course at Parsons School of Design. After much deliberation, Shira switched to the School of Visual Arts and is being whipped into shape by her professors who always demand a second reading in every drawing.



2013-2015 CUNY Hunter College

2015-2018 School of Visual Arts




April 23- 27 : Gallery at CUNY Hunter College: "ARTLA 101 Group Show"  (NY, NY)


September 15-October 25: Hadas Gallery: "ILLUMINATED: 7 Fruits of the New World" Duo Show (Brooklyn, NY)


January 3- May 2: SVA Gramercy Gallery, "Group Show" (NY, NY)

April 11-22: SVA Chelsea Gallery, "Beautiful Losers" Group show (NY, NY)