Shelley Jund DrawingAn Idaho native, Shelley Jund 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 had her first solo show in September of 2016. She was also the recipient of an Alexa Rose Foundation grant and used the award to attend an installation workshop at Idaho’s Atlanta School during July of 2016. Shelley is also a member of Boise's Swell Artist Collective and has participated in more than a dozen group shows since joining their roster.

Shelley continues to create two-dimensional work that is representational and stylized and works in a variety of mediums including graphite, resin and metal leaf. Her vocabulary is drawn from the natural world. Thematically, she is fascinated by dual themes: the microcosm and macrocosm; life and death and science versus spirit. Shelley examines flora and fauna, bones and fossils as well as micro/macro phenomena. Her work compares physical realms and suggests three states of consciousness: the cosmos and a higher frequency; the terrestrial and an earthly, wakeful state; and an aquatic, dreamtime with ancient memories. The rumination of systematic, scientific study against intuitive, spiritual knowledge is the basis of her work.