Shelly is a conceptual photographer living in Napa, California, one of those amazingly lucky people who discovered their heart's desire at the age of five, when she received a Kodak Brownie camera for her birthday.
Shelly grew up in New York, and had the benefit of living in the country, surrounded by trees, frogs and ponds; while also spending most of her teenage years traveling to New York City to learn about art from galleries, museums and the streets.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Humboldt State University, in Arcata,
California, where she specialized in fine art photography. She continued her education at the
State University of New York at Stony Brook where she received her teaching certification
in K-12 Art Education. She has thoroughly enjoyed teaching photography and helping to expand
the vision of her students in New York and California.
Shelly has exhibited throughout the United States, at Select Fair during Frieze, New
York and at Spectrum, during Art Basel, Miami, and was awarded public art installations in Napa, California. She has had the great pleasure of being the artist-in-residence at Starry Night in New Mexico for two years, and in Budapest, Hungary at the Hungarian Multicultural Center (HMC). Her work was featured in an international exhibit in Budapest and at a worldwide, collaborative exhibit sponsored by the HMC and the state of Texas. She is currently represented by Art Design Consultants in Cincinnati, OH.