LORA SHELLEY - RESUME

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SHELLEY RECEIVED HER BFA FROM THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN. SHE SPENT A YEAR ABROAD IN THE DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN HONORS PROGRAM OF R.I.S.D. SHE IS KNOWN FOR HER PROVOCATIVE "DINER SERIES" -- AS WELL AS UNUSUAL PERSPECTIVES AND MIXED MEDIA TEXTURES. HER HONEST PORTRAYAL OF WOMEN IS AT ONCE BOTH PERSONAL AND UNIVERSAL.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITS

2004

Woodstock Artists Association, Woodstock, NY

2003

B.Beamesderfer Gallery, Highland Park, NJ

Coffey Gallery, Kingston, NY

Half Moon Studio, Saugerties, NY

2001

Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY

2000

Self-Portrait Exhibit
State University of New York
Library Gallery, New Paltz, NY

B.Beamesderfer Gallery, Highland Park, NJ

1999

Art Society of Kingston, Kingston, NY

1998

Dragonfly Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, Oak Bluffs, MA

Self-Portrait Exhibit
Joseph Domareki Gallery, Maplewood, NJ

1997

B.Beamesderfer Gallery, Highland Park, NJ

1996

Drug Enforcement Building, Philadelphia, PA

Joseph Domareki Gallery, Maplewood, NJ

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITS

2004

Gallery Diamante, Carmel, CA

1997-
Present

Dragonfly Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, Oak Bluffs, MA

Robin Hutchins Gallery, Maplewood, NJ

Half Moon Studio/Gallery, Saugerties, NY

The Copely Society of Art, Boston, MA

2003

The Copley Society of Boston, Copley Printmakers

2002-4

Greenwich Arts Council, CT, Art to the Avenue

2001-2

Locus Media, NYC

The Copley Society of Boston, Small Works Show

2000

SUNY - New Paltz, Feminism in Popular Culture, Lecture Series and Exhibit

Seton Hall University, Walsh Library Gallery, South Orange, NJ

Arts Guild of Rahway, Rahway, NJ

1999

National Juried Exhibition, Fraser Gallery, Georgetown-Washington, DC

National Juried Exhibition, Ridgewood Art Institute, Ridgewood, NJ

1998

Objective Painting, Seton Hall School of Law, Newark, NJ

Simon Gallery, Morristown, NJ

1997

Sixteenth Annual Metro Show, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ

Positive-Negative, Printmaking Council of New Jersey, Somerville, NJ

NJ Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ

Simon Gallery, Morristown, NJ

Viridian Gallery, NYC

WEB, City Without Walls

1996

New Members Show, City Without Walls

1995

New Arts Salon, Philadelphia, PA

ART ROMP, Washington, DC

Viridian Gallery, NYC

1994 Sarah Doyle Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI
1993 Piazza Cenci, Rome, Italy

SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS

2004-7 Art in embassies Program,
Kinshasa, Dem. Rep. of Congo - Acquisition of Painting by American Ambassador
2001-3 Art in embassies Program, Lilongwe Malawi, Africa
2001 Woodstock Artists Association, Annual Print Award
2000 Woodstock Artists Association, Rudolph Galleries Award
1998 Artists Workspace Program, Fellowship/Residency, Woodstock School of Art
1997

RISD on the Road, Traveling Exhibit - San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, & RI

Eight National Juried Exhibition, Viridian Gallery, NYC, Curated by Thelma Golden of The Whitney Museum

1995

ART ROMP, Washington, DC, Show of New and Developing Talent - Curated by Molly Rupert, Sixth National Juried Exhibition.

Sixth National Juried Exhibition
Viridian Gallery, NYC,
Curated by Lisa Dennison of The Guggenheim Museum

1994

John Randallorth Memorial Award of Excellence, Rhode Island School of Design

Invitational Exhibit, The Woods Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design

EDUCATION

2001 Women's Studio Workshop
Color Woodcut - Large Format
, Rosendale, NY
1990-4 BFA-Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1992-3 European Honors Program - RISD Year of Study & Travel in Europe Studio, Art History & Italian with both RISD & Italian Professors
1989 Summer Graphic Design Studios, Fashion Institute of Technology

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2004 Art Business News, Trendsetters - Emerging Artists, Feb. Vol. 31, No. 2,

The Country and Abroad, Vol. 8, Issue 8

2003-4 The Country and Abroad, Feature - Vol. 8, Issue 7
2003 Counterpunch, The Eyes of Lora Shelley - by Adam Engel
2002 Decor Magazine, Four You Shouldn't Ignore, March

Art Business News, March Vol. 29, No. 3

2000-1 Art in America, Annual Source Book, Museums/Galleries/Artists
2001 The Valley Table, Hudson Valley Culinary Magazine, Featured Cover, No. 14 (Dec'01-Feb'02)
2000 The Valley Table, Featured Cover, No. 7 (Feb. - April)
1999 The Country and Abroad, Celebrating Women's History, Vol. 3, Issue 10 (April 1999)
1998 The Valley Table, Featured Cover, No. 2 (Nov'98-Jan'99)
1997-6 W.I.G., Women in General Magazine (Winter '97) Vol. 1, Issue IV
1996 Downtown, NYC, Featured cover, No. 370 & 371 (Dec '95 - Jan '96) & (Jan - Feb '96)

ASSOCIATIONS

THE COPLEY SOCIETY OF BOSTON
NATIONAL MUSEUM FOR WOMEN IN THE ARTS
WOODSTOCK ARTISTS ASSOCIATION, NY
ART SOCIETY OF KINGSTON, NY
CITY WITHOUT WALLS - NEWARK, NJ
PRINTMAKING COUNCIL OF NEW JERSEY

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