November 2010

Philadelphia, PA – Shelby grew up in Rockford, Illinois. Shelby holds a B.F.A in Printmaking and Drawing from Washington University in St. Louis (2002) and a M.F.A degree from Tyler School of Art, Temple (2008). Currently, she lives and works in Philadelphia where she has exhibited at notable institutions such as the Ice Box, City Hall, and the Abington Art Center. Curators such as James Rondoe of the Art Institute of Chicago and Sabina Ott of the Sculpture Center in New York have curated and awarded her artwork. Shelby is apart of the Port Richmond studio collective where artists create and exhibit art in a former textile warehouse. In 2012 she will live in Paris, France for a four-month artist residency at the Cite de Internationale, awarded to her by Washington University in St. Louis. Miss Donnelly primarily works with found and printed fabrics that are sewn into two-dimensional and three-dimensional collages. The work engages in formal conversations using image and contextual fragmentation that investigate a singular moment in time.

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