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Shelby Shadwell
updated: 05/08/2012
website: www.shelbyshadwell.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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LOW PRESSURE 2
LOW PRESSURE 3
LOW PRESSURE 6
LOW PRESSURE 11
LOW PRESSURE 8
LOW PRESSURE 12
LOW PRESSURE 13
Untitled 1
Untitled 9
Untitled 10
Untitled 11
Untitled 12
Untitled 12 (installed)
AUNIVERSAL PICTURE 1
Self Portrait
 
Portfolio Keywords:  landscape, social criticism, consumer culture
 
 
LOW PRESSURE 2 by Shelby Shadwell
LOW PRESSURE 2
charcoal on paper
2010
30 " x  44 " 
LOW PRESSURE 3 by Shelby Shadwell
LOW PRESSURE 3
charcoal on paper
2010
30 " x  44 " 
LOW PRESSURE 6 by Shelby Shadwell
LOW PRESSURE 6
charcoal on paper
2010
30 " x  44 " 
LOW PRESSURE 11 by Shelby Shadwell
LOW PRESSURE 11
chalk on black paper
2010
30 " x  44 " 
LOW PRESSURE 8 by Shelby Shadwell
LOW PRESSURE 8
charcoal on paper
2010
30 " x  44 " 
LOW PRESSURE 12 by Shelby Shadwell
LOW PRESSURE 12
charcoal on paper
2011
30 " x  44 " 
LOW PRESSURE 13 by Shelby Shadwell
LOW PRESSURE 13
charcoal on paper
2011
30" x  44" 
Untitled 1 by Shelby Shadwell
Untitled 1
charcoal on paper
2010
30" x  22" 
Untitled 9 by Shelby Shadwell
Untitled 9
charcoal on paper
2010
30" x  22" 
Untitled 10 by Shelby Shadwell
Untitled 10
charcoal on paper
2010
80" x  64" 
Untitled 11 by Shelby Shadwell
Untitled 11
charcoal on paper
2011
44 " x  30 " 
Untitled 12 by Shelby Shadwell
Untitled 12
charcoal on paper
2011
80" x  64" 
Untitled 12 (installed) by Shelby Shadwell
Untitled 12 (installed)
charcoal on paper
2011
80" x  64" 
AUNIVERSAL PICTURE 1 by Shelby Shadwell
AUNIVERSAL PICTURE 1
charcoal on paper
2010
40" x  30" 
Self Portrait by Shelby Shadwell
Self Portrait
charcoal on paper
2010
30" x  22" 

Artist Statement

I am generally presenting two bodies of current work.  The first, LOW PRESSURE, is a response to my interest in how one accesses the contemporary landscape.  I have taken images from the Wyoming Department of Transportation's online interstate road cameras and manipulated them through the drawing process in an attempt to transcend the ephemeral nature of their source.

In the second body of work, Untitled and AUNIVERSAL PICTURE, I am drawing still lifes made of black plastic trashbags and cockroaches as an investigation into the tension created between representational and abstract imagery.

Artist Bio / CV

Born and raised in Springfield, Missouri, Shelby has spent most of his years in the Midwest.  In 2003 he received his BFA from Washington University School of Fine Art in St. Louis, where he studied printmaking and drawing as a Kenneth E. Hudson Scholar.  He accepted a fellowship to attend Southern Illinois University Carbondale and went on to graduate with an MFA in printmaking and drawing in 2006. 

 Shelby actively exhibits across the nation and is represented by 222 Shelby Street Gallery / 333 Montezuma Annex in Santa Fe, NM.  He has also recently shown at the Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center in Cincinnatti, OH.  Additionally, Shelby was one of three artists to receive a Visual Arts Fellowship from the Wyoming Arts Council in 2010, and he has recently accepted a residency through the Center for Land Use Interpretation in Wendover, UT scheduled for the summer of 2011. 

Shelby is currently an Assistant Professor in the Art Department at the University of Wyoming, and he greatly enjoys teaching and making artwork in Laramie.