Shelby Donnelly is an interdisciplinary visual artist and educator. Donnelly makes collages spanning practices in drawing, screenprinting, video, installation, and movement. Her work is a slow observation and collection of fragments that "materialize gestures"-- playing and poking fun at existence. Staging themes of ceremony and ritual, dramas that engage the ineffable are modestly revealed.
Donnelly has exhibited both internationally and nationally at International House Philadelphia’s Ibrahim Theater, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, and the Haus der Kunst Museum. Donnelly was the 2014 recipient of the Independence Foundation Artist Fellowship and traveled to Morocco to co-curate an exhibition at TALIM. Donnelly attended artist residencies at Millay Artist Colony in New York, the Cité de Internationale in Paris, France, Soaring Gardens, and Second State Press in Pennsylvania. Donnelly holds a B.F.A in Printmaking and Drawing from Washington University in St. Louis (2002) and a M.F.A in Material Studies from Tyler School of Art, Temple University (2008)