Shelley Gilchrist is a Chicago area artist who creates abstract wall paintings and sculptures and exhibits her work nationally. In 2009 she founded FUSEDChicago
, a professional group for Midwest artists who use encaustic. She was a Portfolio Artist in the 2012 Encaustic Works Biennial
printed exhibition, juried by Joanne Mattera. She is a member of Chicago Sculpture International
and 3-D 12 Sculptors
. In 2014 she was a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome.
At the 2014 Rockford Midwestern Biennial
she received a First Place Award (William Lieberman, juror).
FALL EXHIBITIONS: 71st Annual Salon Show
Second Place Award (Renee and Sam Denmark Memorial Award)
Ron Reason, juror
South Shore Arts, Munster, IN
September 14 - October 26 2014 Rockford Midwestern Biennial
Rockford Art Museum
May 17 - September 28
Left, myCloud 1
Paper and encaustic; inspired by residency at Ragdale Foundation.Front view