Shelley James

Shelley James

Glass artist exploring the intersection between material and virtual space.

Biography

My PhD research has led to a number of collaborative projects with scientists, exploring the intersection between material and virtual space.

Trained in textiles, at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, Shelley pursued a career in corporate design for international clients.

Deciding to explore the themes of perception and reality from a more personal perspective, Shelley studied Printmaking at the University of the West of England - developing new techniques for encapsulating prints in glass with support from the National Glass Centre in Sunderland and Arts Council England. An ongoing Residency with the Bristol Eye Hospital and PhD research at the Royal College of Art in London has led to a number of collaborative projects with scientists, exploring the intersection between material and virtual space.

Shelley has been selected for the prestigious Jerwood Maker’s Award and exhibitions include the MRC Centenary ‘From DNA to the Brain’ at Somerset House and the ‘Illusions’ exhibition at the Science Gallery in Dublin.

glass

Shelley has developed new techniques for encapsulating prints in glass with support from the National Glass Centre in Sunderland and Arts Council England.

site specific and art led

Exhibitions of Shelley’s work include the MRC Centenary ‘From DNA to the Brain’ at Somerset House and the ‘Illusions’ exhibition at the Science Gallery in Dublin. She has been selected for the prestigious Jerwood Maker’s Award.