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Learn more about Shelby Fleming, her studio practice, and where she draws inspiration from to create her sculptures an installations. Explore her participation in panel discussions, local and national publications, and interviews. Then dive into her thesis "Gut Feeling" published by Scholar Works at The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

A Year in Review: 2023 Artist Award Winner Shelby Fleming and Her Unexpected Challenges

The Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 2024

I had lofty dreams when I applied to the Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts 2023 Artist Award. I was going to start my second wearable sculpture fashion line and rent a larger studio to accommodate my massive vision. Little did I know a week after being awarded the grant I would have unexpected surgery to remove my gallbladder, from which I am still recovering........

Shelby-Fleming Washington County Childrens Safety Center

Shelby Fleming, The Focal Point

Opening of the Children's Safety Center of Washington County

Biennial Juried Artist Registry

The Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts

The National Museum of Women in the Arts is the first museum in the world solely dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women in the visual, performing and literary arts.

Explore the 2023-2025 Artist Juried Artist Registry  curated by Matthew Bailey, Gallery Director and Assistant Professor of Art and Design University of Arkansas Fort Smith.

Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Interview with artist

Shelby Fleming

The Arkansas Art Scene Blog, 2021

In this interview style article join Shelby Fleming and Phil Mayeux as they explore Fleming's artistic background, how her art practice developed, and dive into her some of her larger bodies of work such as "Gut Feeling," "The Break Down," and "Brittle."

Arkansas Art Scene Blog Interview

How Digital Fabrication has Changed Art Making

Lecture, Fayetteville Public Library, 2023

In this engaging event, you'll gain a firsthand perspective on the dynamic shifts and innovative trends shaping the creative landscape. Acadia and Shelby, both distinguished artists in Fayetteville, will explore the intersection of traditional and digital art, sharing their experiences and artistic journeys. Discover how technology and digital tools have transformed their creative processes and broadened artistic horizons.

Whether you're an aspiring artist, an art enthusiast, or simply curious about the digital art world, this presentation promises to be a thought-provoking and inspiring dive into the ever-changing realm of visual expression. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from these artistic visionaries and join the conversation on the future of art and design!

Gut Feeling, 2020

University of Arkansas,ScholarWorks@UARK

Through curated space and abstracted sculptures that reference the viewer’s body, Gut Feeling, acknowledges the viewer’s experience as the focal point of the exhibition. I designed the whole gallery as an art object using both positive and negative space. The sculptures act as one unified system that guides the viewer through the exhibition in a counterclockwise rotation inward. The viewer follows the forms as they puncture through the walls of the gallery, while considering their own body’s relationship to the forms being seen. The viewer directly engages with the scale of the forms, sculptural placement, and sensory experience; these elements stir humbleness in the viewer by tugging on the string that connects all of us despite our difference, our abject bodies.

Contemporary sculpture Gut Feeling by Artist Shelby Fleming

Gut Feeling

Steel, Plastic, Acrylic

242.5x405x168in. 2020

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