Shelby Donnelly


Temple University Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Masters of Fine Arts in Fibers, 2008

Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking and Drawing, 2002

Solo Exhibitions

2020, Philadelphia PA

2018 Slow Grooming, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA

2017 Letters, Adds Donna, Chicago, IL

2016 S.10:14. live performance at Whitesbog Preservation Trust, Whitesbog, NJ

2015 SITUATIONS, solo exhibition at International House Philadelphia Ibrahim Theater, Philadelphia, PA

2013 Fabric Impressions/Metallic Dust, solo exhibition at The International House, Philadelphia, PA

2012 My Favorite Things 2-sided pop-up shop at Benna's, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023 Into the World Came a Soul Called Ida, Adds Dona, Chicago, IL

2022 Holiday, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 

2021 Illume, Inliquid Art, Philadelphia, PA

2018 Urban RidersMusée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, FR

2017 Urban Riders, Mohamed Bourouissa, The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

2016 Horse Day, The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NE

2016 Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2015 We Pain, Lump Gallery, Raleigh, NC

2015 University of the Arts, Faculty exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

2015 Open Field, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA

2014 Mohammed Bourouissa, Haus Der Kunst Museum, Munich, DE

2013 Draped, 4th floor 313 building, Philadelphia, PA

2012 Etat de la Femme, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, FR

2011 Other Possible Titles, Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA

2011 Common Placing, Napoleon Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010 Fuzzy Logic, Des Lee Gallery, St Louis, PA

2009 Tyler Alumni Sculpture, The Icebox, Philadelphia, PA,

2009 Fringe of Fibers, Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

2008 Grand Matter, All Rise Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007 Every Artist is A Person, Flux Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006 The Drawing Show, Junior Town Gallery, Chicago, IL


2014 Independence Foundation Visual Artist Grant, Philadelphia, PA

2011 Cindy Royce Ettinger Scholarship, Second State Press, Philadelphia PA



2019 The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator, Philadelphia, PA

2012 The Cité Internationale des Arts Residency, Paris, FR

2011  Soaring Gardens Residency, Laceyville, Pennsylvania

2010 Millay Art Colony Residency, Austerlitz, New York

Related Experience

2019-Owner/Designer, Wear to Wall, Philadelphia, PA

2013-Present Lecturer, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2009-2019 Educator, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2012-2013Owner/Founder, 2-Sided, handmade artist multiples, Philadelphia, PA

2011 Visiting Artist Critique, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

2010 Artist Talk/Critiques. Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

2008-2010 Teaching Artist and Assistant Muralist, The Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, PA

Special Projects

2015 Commissioned Artist, Urban Outfitters, Philadelphia, PA

2014 Museum’s Connect Travel Grant to Morocco, The Fabric Workshop and Museum

2013 Commissioned Artist for John Phillip Sousa’s Home, New York, NY


2019 Cheer Accident, Album Cover Art, Chicago IL

2017 Alone but Moving, Zine with ICEBOX, Philadelphia, PA

2016 Good Game Magazine, Issue #2 Philadelphia, PA

2015 Moments, Zine by Rich McIssac Philadelphia, PA

2008 Dead Rider, Album Cover Art, Chicago, IL

Selected Bibliography

2021 This is It TV Interview

2019 PHL17 Interview

2017 Print Club Ltd. Interview

2015 The Art Blog, 2015 April Picks, Philadelphia, PA

2012 Citywide Radio Program, New York, NY

2013 CBS New York, John Phillip Sousa’s House New York, NY

2011  CNBC News release on Design Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA

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