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Shelby Donnelly

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MFA, Fibers, Temple University, Tyler School of Art, 2008
BFA, Printmaking and Drawing, Washington University, 2002
 

Shelby Donnelly is an interdisciplinary visual artist and educator. Donnelly makes collages spanning practices in drawing, screenprinting, video, installation, and movement. Her work is a slow observation and collection of fragments that "materialize gestures"-- playing and poking fun at existence. Staging themes of ceremony and ritual, dramas that engage the ineffable are modestly revealed.   Shelby has exhibited both internationally and nationally at International House Philadelphia’s Ibrahim Theater, The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the Haus der Kunst Museum in Munich Germany. She was the 2014 recipient of the Independence Foundation Artist Fellowship and traveled to Morocco with the Fabric Workshop and Museum to co-curate an exhibition at The Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM). Upcoming exhibitions include site-specific installations and performances in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey as apart of a larger group exhibition MIDDLE OF NOWHERE and a solo exhibition All Cats are Grey in an empty house in Brewerytown. Shelby has attended artist residencies at Millay Artist Colony in New York, the  Cité de Internationale in Paris, France, Soaring Gardens, and Second State Press in Pennsylvania.  

Portfolio

    • Shelby Donnelly, Situations, 2015. Installation view at International House Philadelphia's Ibrahim Theater. Photo Credit: Carlos Avandaño
    • Shelby Donnelly, Situations, 2015. Installation view at International House Philadelphia's Ibrahim Theater. Photo Credit: Carlos Avandaño
    • Shelby Donnelly, Dark Eddy (still), 2015. Running time: 3:29 minutes. Camera by Patrick JF Smith.
    • Shelby Donnelly, Dark Eddy (still), 2015. Running time: 3:29 minutes. Camera by Patrick JF Smith.
    • Shelby Donnelly, Water Compositions, 2015. Installation view at the Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photo Credit: Carlos Avandaño
    • Shelby Donnelly, Water Compositions, 2015. Installation view at the Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photo Credit: Carlos Avandaño
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