SHELLEY THORSTENSEN
120 W Lancaster Pike
Oxford, PA 19363 USA
1 609 932 6475
www.shelleythorstensen.com
 
REPRESENTATION
Dolan/Maxwell, Philadelphia PA
The Print Center, Philadelphia PA
 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018       In Between There The Delaware Contemporary Museum, Wilmington DE
                Return to the Baggage Claim Area: Drawing Studies for New Prints College of the Sequoias, Visalia CA
2016       As Above Union Art Gallery, Wagner College Gallery, Staten Island NY
2015       Field Study: The Scheme of Things Anderson Print Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA
2013       Part and Parcel: Material Resource and Chronology of "On Any Given Day" Second State Press, Philadelphia PA
                Since the River Spoke Rose Lehrman Art Gallery, Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg PA
2011       This is the Smoke from when the Horses Left Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia PA
2010       Counterpoint: The Leap from Vision to Print Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia PA
2009       Counterpoint: The Leap from Vision to Print Houghton College Ortlip Gallery, Houghton NY
2008       The Preponderance of Evidence The Print Center, Philadelphia PA
2006       To Date Rosefsky Studio Art Gallery, State University of New York, Binghamton NY
                For Joyous Home Galerie RECOLTE, Fukuoka Japan
2005       The Working Proof  Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale NY
2003       The Public Print The Free Public Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019       New Aquisitions, University of Wyoming Museum, Laramie WY
2018       Instinctive Gestures: Recent Gifts from The Fishman-MacElderry Collection Palmer Art Museum, State College PA
                College Book Arts Association Exhibition Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA
                Under the Blankets, Printmakers Together The Pittsburgh Print Group, Pittsburgh PA
2017       Southern New Jersey Artists Redux Stedman Galleries, Rutgers Camden Center for the Arts, Camden NJ
                Biennial of Graphic Arts International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana Slovenia
                Modern Masters of Contemporary Print Towson University, Towson MD
2016       The Other: Nurturing a New Ecology in Printmaking Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville FL
2015       Song of Myself Palmer Art Museum, State College PA
                Tucson National Print Invitational Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson AZ
                Upon Closer Inspection George Fox University, Portland OR
                Landscape X Grafikapanja Aava, Raahe Finland
2014       Graphic Coordinates Whitebox Gallery, Griffith University, Queensland Australia
                7th International Biennial Douro Portugal
                Visions in Print Invitational Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham PA
2013       The Print Revolution Palmina F and Stephen S Pace Galleries, University of Southern Indiana, Bloomington, IN
                DRAW 13 Invitational 92nd Exhibition of The Drawing Society, London England
                Across the Waters: Council of the Society of American Graphic Artists Galerie RECOLTE, Fukuoka Japan
                Society of American Graphic Artists 80th Members' Exhibition DeLind Gallery, Milwaukee WI
                Juxtapostions Spencer Hill Gallery, Corning NY
                Under Pressure Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, Selingsgrove PA
2012        A Sense of Place Spencer Hill Gallery, Corning NY
                Fusion - International Contemporary Intaglio Print Invitational Guanlan International Biennial, Guanlan China
                Multiple Encounters Second State Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi India
                Southern Graphics Conference International Group Traveling Exhibition 2012 – 2015
2011        Blanket Statements Printmaking Center of New Jersey, Branchburg NJ
                Multi(ply) Middlesex County Community College, Middlesex NJ
 2010       A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking Print Summit, East Carolina University, Greenville NC
                Old World/New World Mid America Print Council, Catherine Murphy Gallery, St Catherine University, St Paul MN
                Impact/Imprint Bucks County Community College, Newtown PA
                Pressed for Time: Four Contemporary Printmakers Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester NY
                Mark/ReMarque: Southern Graphics Philadelphia Portfolio Philadelphia PA
                SAGA goes Down Under Frye Gallery, Braidwood Australia
2009        Art of the State Museum of the State of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg PA
                Synesthesia The Painted Bride, Philadelphia PA
                Intaglio à go-go The Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA
2007        Philagrafika Selects William Penn Foundation Philadelphia PA
                Triple X Brandywine Workshop and Archives, Philadelphia PA
2006        Hollar Gallery Invitational Society of American Graphic Artists, Prague Czechoslovakia
2005        Colorprint USA Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX
2004        Several Steps Removed Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia PA
                Diverse Directions Brodsky Center, New Brunswick NJ
                Society of American Graphic Artists Susan Teller Gallery, New York NY
2002        Prayer of the 10,000 Things Collaborative exhibit with Louise DeSalvor Masi, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia PA
1998        Women Printmakers Waldorf College, Forest City IA, traveling to Fort Collins CO
1995        Group Exhibition Galleries of McDermott, Will and Emory, New York NY
1994        Contemporary American Printmakers Fairfield University, Walsh Gallery, Fairfield CN
1992        Group Exhibit Galeria Brita Prinz Madrid Spain
                By Any Means Available Artist Photocopy Books Printed Matter at DIA, New York NY
                The Book as Vessel Oregon Book Artists Guild, Salem OR
 
SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Advent International, Boston MA
Aurora Capitol, Los Angeles CA
Ballinglen Foundation, Ballycastle IE
Blank Rome Tenzer and Greenblat, New York NY
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of PA, Philadelphia PA
Brandywine Workshop and Archives, Philadelphia PA
Cleveland Art Museum, Cleveland OH
Feldman and Pinto, Philadelphia PA
Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee Belgium
Free Public Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA
Galerie RECOLTE, Fukuoka Japan
Indiana University, Evansville, IN
Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton FL
Janet Turner Museum, Chico CA
Kenosha Museum, Kenosha WI
MD Anderson Cooper Hospital, Camden NJ
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis MN
Marywood College, Scranton PA
Museum of Modern Art, New York NY (Artist Book, Dadabase T4158 A12a)
Newark Public Library, Department of Prints, Newark NJ
New York Public Library, Department of Prints and Drawings, New York NY
Oregon Institute, Print Center, Portland OR
Palmer Art Museum, State College PA
Philagrafika, Philadelphia PA
Polymetaal, Amsterdam Netherlands
Royal Museum of Art, Antwerp Belgium
Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX
The Stedman Gallery Collection, Rutgers University Libraries, Camden NJ
University of Arizona Print Collection, Tucson AZ
University of Iowa Library, Artist Book Collection, Iowa City IA
University of Mississippi, Prints Collection Archive, Oxford MS
University of Scranton, Scranton PA
University of Wyoming, Laramie WY
Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale NY
Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia PA
 
 
 
PUBLISHED WRITING and VIDEO
2016       The Realm of All Possibilities False Dichotomy, Gowanus Print Studio Brooklyn NY
2014       Juror’s Statement, Annual Member’s Exhibition, Printmaking Center of New Jersey, Branchburg NJ
2009       Printmaking in the New World Order of the Multiple Impact 6 Printmaking Conference, Bristol UK
                Photo Lithography (Brandywine Workshop and Archives) Philadelphia PA
2007       With a Capitol P SAGA’zine, Society of American Graphic Artists New York NY
2005       Holding the Line – the Discipline of the Discipline Association of Independent Colleges of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2003       If You Can Ink It, You Can Print It Article Quotations Gallery Catalog, Jan Kolstad, Trygve Lie Gallery, New York NY
 
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Visiting Research NEA Research Fellow: Electrolytic Chemical Etching Kansas State University, Manhattan KS under Jason Scuilla
The Realm of All Possibilities: Strangers No More Shelley Thorstensen and preface by Ron Rumford. Essay by Thora Jacobsen.
Paperback, published by Printmakers Open Forum LLC, July 2018, 60 pages 8.5 x 8.5 ISBN 9780692128312 LOC Control Number 2018948334
https://www.amazon.com/Realm-All-Possibilities-Strangers-More/dp/069212831X
Mid America Print Journal: Show Me Your Print Shop, Lisette Chavez, Guest Editor, Volume 27
https://midamericaprintcouncil.org/journals/MAPCJournal2017SprSum.pdf (Printmakers Open Forum Rag Recycling)
Modern Printmaking: A Guide to Traditional and Digital Techniques, Sylvie Covey,
Hardcover Published by Watson-Guptill, Jan 26, 2016 320 Pages 8 x 10 ISBN 9781607747598
http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/243473/modern-printmaking-by-sylvie-covey/9781607747598/
The Print Renaissance in America: A Revolution, Ronald L. Ruble, Paperback, 128 pages, Global Authors Publishers
(July 24, 2015), ISBN-10: 0986110914, ISBN-13: 978-0986110917
http://www.amazon.com/The-Print-Renaissance-America-Revolution/dp/0986110914 http://www.amazon.com/The-Print-Renaissance-America-Revolution/dp/0986110914%20
Contemporary American Print Makers, E. Ashley Rooney and Stephanie Standish Foreword by Susan J. Goldman,
Soft cover, 240 pages, 2014, Schiffer Publishing, ISBN13: 9780764346910
http://www.schifferbooks.com/contemporary-american-print-makers-5615.htm
A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking, Edited by Matthew Egan, Michael Ehlbeck and Heather Muise, 2012
http://www.worldcat.org/title/survey-of-contemporary-printmaking/oclc/785149533
In Other Words, Shelley Thorstensen
Catalog, 2012 Soft Cover https://www.prestophoto.com/jane_doe_press
 
 
SELECTED PRESS AND REVIEWS
2019       Journal of the Print World, Shelley Thorstensen: Without Comparison, by.Ronald L Ruble,
                January 2019 Volume 42, #1 ISSN: 0737-7436
                Hand Magazine, Issue 23, January 2019, Issue 23, ISSN 2476-1427
                Surface Tension. (2018, April 4). [Southern Graphics Council Portfolio curated by Cynthia Thompson].
2017       Alter Ego. (2017, March 3). Lamar Dodd School of Art.
                Jessica Ricks. (2017, September 11). Inspirational Artist Visits Towson. Towerlight. Towson University.
                Shelley Thorstensen Upcoming Visit with Students, (2017, September 17). University of the Arts.
                Vesna Ter┼żan.(2016, November 18). Biennial of Graphic Arts. International Centre of Graphic Arts.
2016       The Other. (n.d.). Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).
                Noelle Blood. (2010, December 21). Scuilla secures National Endowment Grant to support sustainable printmaking.
                Gustavo Garcia.(2016,May 26). Visiting Printmakers Open Forum. Brandywine Institute and Archives.
                Motivational Intaglio: Shelley Thorstensen. (2016, July 16). Women’s Studio Workshop. [Blog: Flickr].
                MD Anderson Cooper Center. (n.d.). Cooper Hospital. [Inventory description].
                Alter Ego. (n.d.). [Hot Noon Printmaking Collective Portfolio curated by Carey Good and Allison Norman].
2015       National Print Invitational. (2015, September 17). Davis Dominguez Gallery.
                Denison University Lecture. (2015, March 4). [Visiting artist poster and announcement].
                Paula Graham. (n.d.). Shelley Thorstensen, printmaker. Wake Up Qi [Blog post]
                Margaret Winslow. (n.d.). Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970 - 1990.
                As Above. (2015, October 29). Wagner College [listing].
2014       Nancy Stock-Allen. (2014, June 2). Printmakers Open Forum. Printeresting. [Blog post].
                View from the Easel. (2014, May 29). Hyperallergic [Blog post].
                Shelley Thorstensen. (2014, September 2). Waverly Community House.  [Belin Art Scholarship profile].
 
 
2012       Jason Urban. (2014, July/August). Stagecraft: Designers, Artists and the Theater of Print in a Digital World. Art in Print.
                Michelle Wilson. (2012, January). Linked Consequences. [Shelley Thorstensen exhibition catalog, lead article].
                Dr Glenn Benge, (2012, Winter). Journal of the Print World [Review].
                Hands On, (2012, February 3). Projects Gallery.
2013       Shelley Thorstensen at Rose Lerhman Gallery. (2013, February 23). Central Penn Art Guide.          
                Ink Leaves Impression. (2013, March 1). The SU Crusader.
                Part and Parcel: Shelley Thorstensen. (2013, October 17). Crane Arts. [Blog post].
                Amze Emmons. (2013, June 18). Printeresting. [Mail Bag].
                Color into Print: Shelley Thorstensen. (2013, October 13). Kansas State University [Events].
2011       Amy Scheidegger. (n.d.). Artistic Rebuttal Project.
                This is the Smoke from Where the Horses Left (2011, April 1). Painted Bride.
2010       Kip Deeds. (2010, February 26). Prints have Impact. Artblog.
                Theresa Haberkorn. (2010, April 2). Hectagraph Printing Demonstration.
                Lindsay McKeighan. (2010, April 25). Philagrafika 2010: Shelley Thorstensen at Woodmere Museum. Printeresting.
                Gillian Pokalo. SGC: Some Parting Thoughts. (2010, April 21). Printeresting.
                Edward Sozanski. (2010, May 18). The Philadelphia Inquirer [Review].
                Burton Wasserman. (2010, June). ICON Magazine [Review].
                Lorraine Glessner. (2010, September 15). Shelley Thorstensen. Oh What a World [Blog post].
2009       Shelley Thorstensen. (2009, April 3). Serendip Studio [Blog post]. Bryn Mawr College.
                Deidra Kreiger. (2009, January). [Independent Curator Blog Review].
                Edith Newhall. (2009, January). The Philadelphia Inquirer [Review].
                Printmaking without a Press. (2009, May 16). University of the Arts. [Blog post].
2008       Victoria Donahoe. (2008, December). The Philadelphia Inquirer. [Review].
2006       Matter of Fact. (n.d.). Philagrafika Editions. [Published by Brandywine Workshop and Archives].
                Galerie RECOLTE. For Joyous Home. (n.d.). [Exhibition Announcement]
2005       Shelley Thorstensen. (n.d.). [Women’s Studio Workshop Artist Profile].
2001       Shelley Thorstensen. (n.d.). Area Guidebook.
2003       Shelley Thorstensen.(n.d.). [Contemporary Women Artist Files]. Douglass Library.
1990       Shelley Thorstensen. (n.d.). Arnold Flaten Memorial Lecture Series. St Olaf College.
 
PANELS
2016       Best Practices: Printmakers Open Forum American Chemistry Society Midwest Regional Conference, Manhattan KS
2014       Beyond the Institution “Live Like Dogs are Chasing You” Mid America Print Conference, PRINT CITY, Detroit MI
2009       Intaglio à-go-go: Etching Moves Forward Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA
2005       Meet the Print Free Library of Philadelphia, RF Looney Memorial, Philadelphia PA
2006       Because We Can Southern Graphics Council (Panel Chair), New Brunswick NJ
 
SELECTED LECTURES
2019       Rhode Island College, Providence RI
                Kansas State University Print Area, Manhattan KS
2018       Wheaton University, Norton MA
                Honolulu Printmakers, Honolulu HI
2017       Towson University, Towson MD
                Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale NY
2016       Bowdoin College, Brunswick ME
2015       Denison University, Granville OH
                University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA
2014       SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz NY
2013       Kansas State University, Manhattan KS
                Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove PA
2011       Peter’s Valley Craft Center, Layton NJ
2009       Bucks County Community College, Yardley PA
                Houghton College, Houghton NY
2008       Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park PA
2006       Binghamton University Art Department, Binghamton NY
                Ringling School of Art, Sarasota FL
                Moore College of Art and Design (Commencement Speaker), Philadelphia PA
 
 
2005       Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA
2003       University of Delaware, Newark DE
2001       The Keisho Art Association, Fukuoka Japan
1998       University of Scranton, Scranton PA
1996       Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI
 
AFFILATIONS
Director, Printmakers Open Forum LLC, Oxford PA
Past President (2011 – 2013), Society of American Graphic Artists, New York NY
 

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