Shelley Jund DrawingAn Idaho native, Shelley has lived much of her adult life in Boise, Idaho. She graduated from Boise State University in 1998 with a Bachelors of Fine Art in Illustration. Shelley has been exhibiting in Boise area group shows since 2010 and recently had her first solo show in a gallery setting in September of 2016. She was also the recipient of an Alexa Rose Foundation grant and used her award to attend an installation workshop at Idaho’s Atlanta School during July of 2016. Shelley also became a member of the Swell Artist Collective this past November and has participated in six of their group shows since that time.

Shelley works in a variety of mediums including charcoal, acrylic, metal leaf and resin. Her vocabulary is drawn from the natural world and is focused on combining science and mysticism. She uses images of living organisms, animal bones and the cosmos juxtaposed with fragments of the microcosm. The plants, insects and animals depicted are a vibrant contrast to the temporal reminder of skeletal remains. Cosmic phenomena is also a dynamic comparison when layered against examples of atoms, DNA and cross-sections of chambered nautilus, agate and the topographical landscape. The earthly realm feels so insignificant in relation to the universe. The rumination of systematic, scientific study against intuitive, spiritual knowledge is the basis of her work.