Shelley Chamberlin is an interdisciplinary artist who works in a variety of media from printmaking to film to performative installation. She is interested in exploring relationality and the ways in which we build and contextualize meaning. After earning her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Marylhurst University, she ran the studio art program at Portland Art Museum. She received her Masters of Fine Arts from Goddard College. Her work has been included in a variety of film and print media, including NBC’s Grimm, The Grove Review, and Album Covers for The Speechwriters and Velvet Mishka. Her work can be found at Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery and is included in the collections of Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland State University, Southern Graphics Council International, and Regional Arts and Culture Council's Visual Chronicle of Portland. She teaches drawing, design, printmaking, mixed media, and foundations at Portland Community College and Pacific Northwest College of Art.


Interviews and Artist Talks

Shelley Chamberlin with DJ Abi 9/26/16

Studio Visit on Freeform Radio is a curated sound exhibition of PDX-area artists, art professionals, art lovers, and makers of all kinds. DJs Abi and Megan host on alternating weeks, and each week a new guest joins the show for an exploration of their personal music tastes, creative process, and random daydreams. The show is 1/3rd talk and 2/3rds music, and the music is eclectic by definition because weekly guests determine the playlist. DJs Abi and Megan engage guests in casual conversation about how music affects their artistic practice, which music obsessions they have and why, memories of the local music and art scene, and what makes them tick creatively in general. More of a casual conversation than an interview, Studio Visit desires to uncover hidden sides of the local art scene in an idiosyncratic, random and synesthetic way.


Shelley Chamberlin and Michelle Daly interviewed for Gallery 51 exhibition, Everything I never Told You: Secrets Too Beautiful to Keep, September 29-November 20, 2016 at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts


Shelley Chamberlin
Artist Talk with Curator Gabe Flores at Place Gallery, Portland, OR 11/2/2013

Object and Meaning: An Exploration of Brokenness and Repair
Exhibition dates: 9/21/2013-11/2/2013