While it was recorded back in January of 2012, about the time we were wrapping up the University of Wyoming’s new Visual Arts Facility, I have only recently discovered an interview with Shelby Shadwell on the Studio Break podcast. Studio Break is an interview-format show, with the intent to continue the types of discussions artists have in studio about what they’re creating and how they are creating – to illuminate how visual artists maintain a studio practice.
Shelby is an assistant professor of drawing at the University of Wyoming and a respected artist known for his works in charcoal abstracting and finding amazing depth in seemingly mundane daily items such as garbage bags, highway scenes, and cockroaches. To hear more about his thinking, teaching, and the events behind his work check out the interview.
Also check out Shelby’s website to see more of his intriguing work. And if you’re in Portland, keep your eyes on Portland Art Museum’s APEX series, which will exhibit his work between November 2015 and February 2016. More to come on that – we’re excited to check it out.
(Photo at the top of this post is Shelby working in his new studio at University of Wyoming’s new Facility – truly one of our favorite images of the project! Photo by Lara Swimmer)