Gloria Shows is a Filipino-American who was born in the Philippines and raised overseas. Much of her work is influenced by her upbringing in Japan and England, where she lived until she moved to Oklahoma in 2004. Themes of cultural identity and the memories that form it are explored in printmaking, painting, and embroidery. Shows is currently a MFA Candidate in Printmaking in the Department of Art at Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. She earned her BFA in Printmaking and Painting from University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK.