Interdisciplinary

Shelby

Head

Shelby Head is a contemporary artist who is known for her ability to connect her accomplished form with social content. She constantly experiments and challenges herself to create her work though new materials to extend her visual vocabulary as well as content. Born in Connecticut, Head lives and works New Hampshire part-time while traveling to different art residences throughout the year. She is an accomplished artist who has worked in public art and her work has been widely exhibited through solo and group exhibitions that include art fairs CONTEXT, New York and Art Palm Beach. She had solo exhibitions at the Alvarez Gallery in 2018, 2017, 2015 and Cloyde Snook Gallery in 2013 and 2020. In 2014, she had solo exhibitions at Paul Mellon Arts Center, Hilles Gallery, and A-Space Gallery. Group shows include Queens College Art Center, Lamont Gallery, Sacred Heart University, and Yale Divinity School. Selected press include sealinecoast.com, Feminism on Display, The Fabric of Cultures: Systems in the Making, Take Magazine, Paper and Light and Stamford Advocate, Artist confronts ‘shameful’ slavery history. In 2017, Head was awarded the Artist’s Resource Trust Grant, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and a fellowship to Jentel Artist Residency. In 2019, Head was awarded a VSC Merit Grant for an art residency at Vermont Studio Center, a Social Practice Residency in the San Luis Valley in Colorado sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, and she was the recipient of the 2019 CT Artist Fellowship Grant. Sculpture Space’s Review Panel and Board of Directors selected Head for their 2020 Artist in Residence program. Upcoming: El Pueblo History Museum (Colorado, 2020) and 2020-21 Tulsa Artist Fellowship (Tulsa, Oklahoma). Head has extensive technical experience working as a professional mold maker and wax technician for Shidoni Art Foundry (Santa Fe, NM) and she worked as a technician for sculptor Tom Otterness. Head was project manager and model maker for stop-motion animated television commercials and music videos in New York City.