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Shelby graduated from the University of Notre Dame where she studied studio art. She also received a certificate in fashion design from Pratt Institute in NYC and participated in a studio residency program at the South Bend Museum of Art.
She is currently artist-in-residence at the Stutz Artists Association.
2018 Sugar Space Post-It Show, Tube Factory Art Space / Indianapolis, IN / Feb. 9
2018 The Nude: Brutal Beauty, Lexington Art
I aim to expand upon contemporary concepts of drawing and painting by combining traditional techniques on paper with innovative collage using stitched-together textiles collected predominantly from my own closet. This process serves to explore my own complicated relationship with fashion: after having taken a fashion design intensive program at Pratt, I remain seduced by it as an art form in its own right and as a vehicle for self-expression. Nevertheless, next to Big Oil, the clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world. Normally when we think of pollution, we envision coal power plants and raw sewage piped into our waterways; rarely do we think of the shirts on our backs. My textile work aims to increase awareness of this issue, while still respecting and acknowledging the inherent aesthetics of fashion as an art form.
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2014 University of Notre Dame / Notre Dame, IN
B.A. Studio Art & Design, Concentration in Painting
2012 Pratt Institute, School of Design, Visiting Student: Fashion Design Intensive Program / New York, NY
2011 Columbia University, School of the Arts, Visiting Student: 35mm Film Photography; Jackson Pollock and the New York School / New York, NY
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