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Treslyn Shipley is a Texas-raised artist who has developed an interest in capturing connection through her work. She currently resides in Chicago, IL, and often works with families and businesses to paint bright portraits filled with energy. Beyond commission work, she has developed a studio practice of painting figures in relatable and everyday situations. Whether fulfilling commissions or creating personal pieces, she strives to make art that is approachable to any viewer. She has been greatly influenced by her uncle William Alther, a leading landscape and wildlife artist, Wayne Thiebaud, the late American painter known for his colorful works depicting commonplace objects, and Makoto Fujimura, a process-driven contemporary artist and theologian. Besides painting to the tune of Gilmore Girls in the background, she enjoys spending Sunday afternoons with friends and family, estate sale hunting, and she has never met an apple she didn't like.

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Education
 
 

Ouachita Baptist University

2012-2016

Bachelor of Arts: Studio Art and Mass Communications

Texas Academy of Figurative Art

2020

Honors

2021 8th Annual Texas Juried Exhibit, Artspace111, Fort Worth

2021 Crowded Spaces, Solo Exhibit, The Upstairs Gallery, Arlington

2021 Less Is More, Group Exhibit, The Upstairs Gallery, Arlington

2021 Crowded Spaces, Solo Exhibit, Fort Worth Community Arts Center

2020 The New Normal: An Artist's Response to COVID-19 grant recipient

2017-21 Preservation is the Art of the City, hosted by Historic Fort Worth,

Fort Worth Community Arts Center

2019 Tracy Family Award, Preservation is the Art of the City,

hosted by Historic Fort WorthFort Worth Community Arts Center 

2017 River District Mural Competition selected artist,

hosted by Fort Capital, Fort Worth

2016  Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges,

Ouachita Baptist University

2016 Francie Phelan Outstanding Senior in Studio Art,

Ouachita Baptist University 

2015 We Are Art Senior Exhibit, Ouachita Baptist University
 
2014 Student Juried Show Art Contest at Ouachita Baptist University,

First Prize and Honorary Mention

2012-16 Webers Visual Arts Scholarship, Ouachita Baptist University

2010 “Show Us Your America” Art Contest Sponsored by

Aaron Brother’s Art & Framing, National Grand Prize Winner

 

2009 Texas State Fair, Second Place in Junior Portrait Paintings

 

2007 Texas State Fair, Third Place in Junior Animal & Nature Painting

Assistance with Senior Shows

Craig Martin, 2015

Katie Hopmann, 2014

David Hickernell, 2014