Shelby Rodeffer is a Chicago-based painter and commercial artist. Raised in Nashville, Tennessee, she embraces signs of the human hand in both personal and professional work. Her influence comes from folk art and representational art.

Shelby's most recent work deals with femininity, connection and isolation through the use of female figures, structures and letterforms. She is also fond of traditional sign making as a means of communication and as a practical form of artistic expression. Currently, Shelby can be found sign painting and participating in various public art projects.

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EXHIBITIONS (***solo exhibition):
***2018 SOFT & LOUD: New Works by Shelby Rodeffer, The Martin - Chicago, IL
***2018 Shelby Rodeffer, Godschalx Gallery at St. Norbert College - De Pere, WI
2018 Cut It Out, Electro Pepper - Chicago IL

2018 The Grand Exhibition of the Pre-Vinylite Society: An 18th Century Revival, Bargehouse Oxo Tower Wharf - London, UK
2018 Street Canvas, Chicago Art Department - Chicago, IL
2018 312 Day, House of Vans - Chicago, IL
2018 Holidays, The East Room - Chicago, IL
2017 Practice Elements, Sulzer Regional Library - Chicago, IL
***2017 KNOWN UNKNOWN, John Michael Kohler Art Center - Sheboygan, WI

2017 For Hire: Contemporary Sign Painting in America, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft - Houston, TX
2017 The Pre-Vinylette Society: An International Showcase of Women Sign Painters, Co-Curator, Chicago Art Department - Chicago, IL
2017 Letterheads Typefest - Sign Painters and Type-Centric Exhibit, Illsol Space - Tampa, FL
2017 En Jointe,
 Julia Martin Gallery - Nashville, TN
2016-17 Street Canvas, Chicago Art Department - Chicago, IL
2016 Prints of Darkness, Gift Horse - Nashville, TN

2016 Nude Art Show, Vintage Quest - Chicago, IL
2016 Handmade and Bound Nashville 2016, Watkins College of Art - Nashville, TN
2016 Tiny Art Show, The Warren - Nashville, TN
2016 No Empty Plates, Biscuit Love - Nashville, TN
2016 Typeforce 7, Co-Prosperity Sphere - Chicago, IL
2015 FALARPHPASPUS, Rational Park - Chicago, IL
2015 Monsters On Bikes, Sawtooth Print Shop - Nashville, TN
2015 Life Lit Up, John Michael Kohler Art Center - Sheboygan, WI

2015 Heavy Cream, Rational Park - Chicago, IL
2015 Donut Panic!  Marrow PDX - Portland, OR
***2015 Finer Stuff, Yeast Nashville - Nashville, TN

***2015 2 In The Bush, Sawtooth Print Shop - Nashville, TN
2015 Flag Day Flag Show, Club Roar - Nashville, TN
2015 PVS Show Card Show, Calico Brooklyn - Brooklyn, NY
2014 The Terrible Three from Tennessee, WAG Gallery - Nashville, TN

2013 RITUALS, Cleft Studios Gallery - Nashville, TN