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Shelby Head

1956 Bronxville, United States

13 Works exhibited

Current location

East Coast

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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Bibliography
  • Awards

Shelby Head been widely exhibited through solo and group exhibitions that include art fairs CONTEXT, New York and Art Palm Beach. Her recent work has been made possible through generous fellowship grants from A.R.T Fund, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, ASU Social Practice Residency sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, Vermont Studio Merit Grant, Connecticut Artist Fellowship Grant, and Jentel Artist Residency fellowship. Sculpture Space’s Review Panel and Board of Directors selected Head for their 2020 Artist in Residence program.

Head has extensive technical experience working as a professional mold maker and wax technician for Shidoni art foundry and she worked as a technician for sculptor Tom Otterness. She worked as project manager and model maker for stop-motion animated television commercials and music videos in New York City. Head is represented by Alvarez Gallery.

 

German philosopher G.F.W. Hegel teaches us there is truth in art and that art is a striking way in which we understand ourselves in a given historical moment. I believe the social function of my art practice lies in presenting truth as an important social form of self-awareness. As an artist and activist, my recent work is built on the practice of understanding the importance of my creative commitment as a source of potential change by generating public discourse on critical issues. 
Artist Statement

SELECTED ART FAIRS:

2016      
CONTEXT, New York, NY
Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2019      
Cloyde Snook Gallery, Alamosa, CO
2018      
Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Stamford, CT
2017      
Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Stamford, CT
2015      
Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Stamford, CT
2014      
Paul Mellon Arts Center, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT  
Hilles Gallery, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
A- Space Gallery, West Haven, CT
2013      
Cloyde Snook Gallery, Alamosa, CO
City Gallery, New Haven, CT
2011      
City Gallery, New Haven, CT
The New Haven Lawn Club, New Haven, CT
2005      
City Gallery, New Haven, CT

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION :

2019      
Yale Divinity School, New Haven, CT
2018      
Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH
Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Stamford, CT
2017      
Fabric of Cultures Exhibition, Queens College, New York City
2015      
Sacred Heart University, Stamford, CT      
2014      
Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Over-Looked, The Reveal, Stamford, CT
Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Thank You, CT group show, work selected by critic Anthony Haden-Guest, Stamford, CT
Guild Group Show, Silvermine Arts Center, curated by Deanna Haggag, director of the Contemporary Baltimore,  New Canaan, CT
2013      
“Where are WE (going)?” Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT 
Lyman Center, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
“New Member’s” Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT
2012    
“Thank You, CT" Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Stamford, CT 
Rockwell Gallery, Ridgefield, CT
“Local Builders” West Cove A-Space Gallery, West Haven, CT
2010      
“Give Art” City Gallery, New Haven, CT
2006      
Khaki Gallery, Wellesley, MA
“Micro/Macro” City Gallery, New Haven, CT
2004      
“Conceptual People” City Gallery, New Haven, CT
“State of Mind” Small Space Gallery, New Haven, CT
2003      
“Cold” Arts and Literature Laboratory, New Haven, CT
Arts Connecticut, Mill Gallery, Guilford, CT
2002      
Beyond Care, Branford, CT
2001      
Open Studios, New Haven, CT
Connecticut Woman Arts, Bridgeport, CT
2000      
Beyond Care, Branford, CT
1999      
Open Studios, New Haven, CT
1998      
Open Studios, New Haven, CT
Chester Gallery, Chester, CT
1997      
Stonington Vineyards Gallery, Stonington, CT
“Object of Desire” Mill Gallery, Guilford, CT

SELECTED PRESS:

KRZA National Public Radio-affiliated station in Alamosa, Colorado, Interview,  Exhibition: La Sierra, January 14, 2020
Lucy Gellman, Nasty Women Prove Sublime, Arts Paper, March, 11 2019
Brian Slattery, Nasty Women Get Divine, New Haven Independent, March, 5 2019
Ignacio Laguarda, “Artist Confronts ‘Shameful’ Slavery History”, Stamford Advocate, October 12, 2018
Rowen Gray, “Paper And Light”, Take, July 17, 2017
Susan Dunne, 'Thank You CT' Exhibit Curated By Its Artists, Hartford Courant, August 13, 2015
Truelian Lee, The News, November 14, 2014 thenews.choate.edu/article/art-review-shelby-head
Artists Set Up Shop to Benefit Yerwood Center. Stamford, CT - Published on September 14 2014 09:20:11 PM
Scott Gargan "FLA thanks state's artists" The Advocate Pulse, July 29, 2012
Leah Lopez Schmalz “Head and Shoulders above the Rest” The Source, April 13, 2005
Amy Barry Spotlight on the Arts” The Source, August, 2003
Shirley Gonzales “Spotlight” Pictorial Gazette, February 24, 1998
June E. Dee “Sticking to Her Own Ideas” The Hartford Courant, February 3, 1998
Sara Nakin “Museum Piece” The New Haven Advocate, September 4, 1997
Earl Killeen “Not So Scary Sculpture” The Shoreline Times, Spring 1995

SELECTED AWARDS:

2019      
CT Artist Fellowship Grant
Challenge America funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, Social Practice Residency in the San Luis Valley
VSC Merit Grant, Vermont Studio Center    
VSC Community service Exchange Award, Vermont Studio Center
2018
Fellowship awarded by the Jentel Artist Residency Program
2017      
The Artist’s Resource Trust grant, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
2012
Silvermine Guild Artist Member
Received Top sculpture Award, juried by Gullian Forrester and Deta Reid, curator of The British Art Museum
2011      
Jerry’s Artarama Award, juried by Judith Tannenbaum, Curator of Contemporary Art at RISD Museum
2010      
Sculpture award Juried by William Zimmer, Contribution Art Critic, New York Times; James Rondeau, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, The Wadsworth Athenaeum

Works by Shelby Head

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2020

45.72 x 60.96 cm

1750,00 €

2020

45.72 x 60.96 cm

1750,00 €

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