Shelley Haven, a LES-born, Bronx-based visual artist, creates nature-inspired artworks investigating the beauty and power, the fragility and vulnerability of our environment. Her works strive to inspire others to become present and engaged in nature, to be healed and strengthened there, to advocate for the preservation and expansion of our protected environment. Shelley extends her studio practice through collaborative projects - as founding designer-cover artist of And Then, a literary/art print publication supporting dialogue across diverse professional and non-professional communities, and through international YouTube collaborations with composer/musicians and writers. Ms. Haven teaches in community and university settings.
Collections: Library of Congress, NYPL, MoMA, Stedelijk Museum, NYU, University of Iowa. Awards: CACG, BRIO, Puffin, MCAF, international and U.S. residencies. Solo and two-person exhibitions: Wave Hill, NYPL, Binghamton and Fairleigh Dickinson Universities, Iona College, Pfizer World Headquarters, Lesley Heller Gallery. Shelley’s artworks are collected and exhibited nationally and internationally.