Marie Shelley


I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Drawing from Lewis and Clark College. I have shown my work throughout the Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest. I am currently a member of the Slack Art Collective.

My art work examines memory, and more specifically how we remember things. In my most recent body of work, I have been drawing images of abandoned buildings in pen and ink over solvent transfers of old family photographs. The buildings in my drawings stand in as a physical representation of the natural way our memories fade over the passage of time. The paint fades; the walls fall down. We forget details, faces, and places. Old buildings are replaced by new, just as old memories are replaced by more recent ones. Even large and imposing structures, like helicopter launch pads or hospitals, fall apart eventually and become rubble. Dust turns to dust, and these man-made structures gradually fade back into the landscape.


  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Sculpture