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Blake Shirley

 

 

blakeshirley@gmail.com

Lives and works in Connecticut

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

 

 

2012

Skull Couch: Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

2011

Mirror Ball: One Art Space, NY, NY

2010

Blake Shirley:  Contemporary Gallery, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

 

In a Vacuum: Barnes-Franklin Gallery, Tunxis Community College, Farmington, CT

2009

Purple and Blender: Curated by Barry Rosenberg, Jorgensen Gallery, Storrs, CT

 

Ben Schwab and Blake Shirley: Albany Center Gallery, NY

2008

Blake Shirley Selected Works:  University Gallery at UMass Lowell, Lowell, MA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

 

 

2016

CICA Experimental Film and Video Exhibition

CICA Museum, South Korea

 

Small Work

Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

2015

Faculty  Exhibition

Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, CT

 

Faculty  Exhibition

Newspace Gallery, Willimantic, CT

2014

Smart Painting

Art Space, New Haven, CT

 

The Quickening

Hygienic Gallery, New London, CT

 

Faculty Show

Newspace Gallery, MCC, Manchester,CT

 

FUSE

Akus Gallery, Eastern CT State University, Willimantic, CT

 

Small Work

 Pratt Wright Gallery, Noank, CT  

2012

Marmite Exhibition

Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow, Scotland

Tannery Arts at Drawing Room, London, UK

 

Faculty Exhibition

Jorgensen Gallery, Storrs, CT

2011

Double Time

Akus Gallery, Eastern CT State University, Willimantic, CT

2010

Radius: Curated by Monica Ramirez-Montagut

 

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum / Ridgefeild Guild of Artist Galleries, Ridgefield, CT

 

The Wonderful World of…

Temple Works, Leeds, UK

 

Vector Video

Participant Inc., NY, NY

 

Painting NOW: Curated by Kathleen Hancock

Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery, Fall River, MA

 

Figurative Distance: Curated by John O’Donnell

CCT Gallery, Hartford, CT

 

Small World, Small Works

Chico Art Center, Chico, CA

2009

New Work

La Motta Gallery, Hartford, CT

2008

Sketchbook Project: traveling show

Chicago Art Source Gallery, Chicago, IL

Museum of Design Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

3rd Ward Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington, DC

Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA

 

 

Coast to Coast: Curated by Kathryn Myers

 

Dakshina Chitra Gallery, Muttakadu, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Ruchika’s Gallery, Mirimar, Panaji, Goa, India

 

Painting as Presence

Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

 

Plus 3 Ferris Wheels: traveling Show

 

CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Richmond Center Art Gallery, Richmond, VA

University of Buffalo Center for the Arts, Buffalo, NY

Alfred University, Alfred, NY

 

2007

50/50

 

Art Space Gallery, Willimantic, CT

Artwell Gallery, Torrington, CT

 

 

A Collection of Similar Houses

Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, CT

 

 

Cultural Identity

 

Alexy Von Schlippe Gallery, Groton, CT

 

Parallel Worlds: Curated by Brad Guarino

National Gallery of the Arts, Sophia, Bulgaria

 

CAA Exhibition

Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY

 

Annual Juried Exhibition

Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT

2006

Out Video 2006: Traveling Show

Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Volgograd

 

Snap to Grid

Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, Los Angeles, CA

 

Emerging Artists 2006

Wyndham Arts Center, Willimantic, CT

 

Earth Dance Video Festival

Von Der Mehden Theater, Storrs, CT

 

Connecticut Video Festival

Union Theater, Storrs, CT

2005

Small Works

Soho20 Gallery, Chelsea, NY

 

 

 

Education

2007

MFA emphasis in painting/drawing

University of Connecticut

2003

BFA emphasis in painting/drawing

University of Utah

 

 

 

Awards and Fellowships

 

 

 

2017

Research Grant

Eastern Connecticut State University

2015

Research Grant

Eastern Connecticut State University

2014

Artist Residency

Protocol Project, Gainesville, FL

2013

Research Grant

Eastern Connecticut State University

2012

Grant

Artist Trust Fund

 

Research Grant

Eastern Connecticut State University

2011

Full Fellowship

Vermont Studio Center

 

Research Grant

Eastern Connecticut State University

2010

Grant

Connecticut Commission on Arts

2005-07

Full Time Teaching Assistantship

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

2006

Award

Connecticut Artists Exhibition:  Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT

2006

First Prize

Emerging Artists: Wyndham Arts Center, Willimantic, CT

 

 

 

Visiting Artist, Artist Talks

 

 

 

2014

Sustaining a creative Life, Artist Panel, Artspace, CT

 

 

Artist Talk, Gallery Protocol, Gainesville, FL

 

2011

Artist Talk, Vermont Studio Center

 

2010

Visiting Artist, Georgia University, Athens, GA

 

2008

University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA.

 

2007

William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.