2023     Shelley Reed, Antler Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2022     Shelley Reed: Bouquet, Carol Corey Fine Art, Kent, CT
2021     These Green Pastures, Visions West Contemporary, Denver, CO
2018     In Dubious Battle, Visions West Contemporary, Denver, CO
2018     Second Nature: Shelley Reed, Zillman Art Museum, Bangor, ME
2017     Shelley Reed, Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, CA
2017     A Curious Nature: Paintings by Shelley Reed, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
2016     Shelley Reed: Up Close, Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York, NY                                                                
2015     Tiger in the Living Room: Work by Shelley Reed, Beard and Weil Galleries, Wheaton College, Norton, MA
2015     In Dubious Battle: Paintings by Shelley Reed, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY
2014     Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
2013     Shelley ReedIn Dubious Battle, Danese/Corey, New York, NY                                                   
2010     Something is amiss amidst all this beauty and delight, Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York, NY
2009     Paintings: Shelley Reed, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA                                                                         
2007     Shelley Reed, Gibsone Jessop Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2007     Caught in a Net, Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York, NY                                                                
2005     Shelley Reed: 2005 Maud Morgan Prize Recipient, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA
2005     A Golden Age, Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston, MA
1993     White Paintings, Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA
1992     Shelley Reed, Zoe Gallery, Boston, MA
1991     Shelley Reed: Recent Paintings, Bannister Gallery Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
1990     Shelley Reed, Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, NY
1989     Shelley Reed, Zoe Gallery, Boston, MA
1989     Shelley Reed, Chapel Gallery, Newton, MA

2024    Rigorous Fun, Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York, NY
2024    Dallas Art Fair, Sears-Peyton Gallery, Dallas, TX
2024    Vita Wild, Maier Museum of Art, Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA
2024    Bird Stories/Human Narratives, Concord Art, Concord, MA
2024    The Best Advice I Ever Got Was From a Bear, Visions West Contemporary, Bozeman, MT
2024    It's all in Black and White, Carol Corey Fine Art, Kent, CT
2023    Fall Preview, Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York, NY
2023    Wait till the Moon is Full, Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York, NY
2023    ABLOOM, Carol Corey Fine Art, Kent, CT
2023    Intersect Palm Springs, Sears-Peyton Gallery, Palm Springs, CA
2023    Un/Natural Selections: Wildlife in Contemporary Art, The Gibbes Museum of American Art, Charleston, SC
2023    Think Twice II, Carol Corey Fine Art, Kent, CT
2023    Beating Under Cover of the Woods, Carol Corey Fine Art, Kent, CT
2022    Un/Natural Selections: Wildlife in Contemporary Art, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
2022    To Market, The Bundy Modern, Waitsfield, CT
2022    The Gravity of Beauty, The Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA
2022    On Such a Winter's Day, Carol Corey Fine Art, Kent, CT
2022    Think Twice, Carol Corey Fine Art, Kent, CT
2022    Spring Fling, Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York, NY
2022    Intersect Palm Springs, Sears-Peyton Gallery, Palm Springs, CA
2021    Un/Natural Selections: Wildlife in Contemporary Art, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY
2021    The Dallas Art Fair, Sears-Peyton Gallery, Dallas, TX
2021    Garden Party, Carol Corey Fine Art, Kent, CT
2020    Winter Selections, Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York, NY
2019    Getting Real, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
2019    Wild Kingdom: 100 Years of Animal Art, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
2018    The Pollinators, The Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA
2018    High Summer, Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York, NY
2018    Touchstones, Totems, Talismans: Animals in Contemporary Art, Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT
2017    Ref*er*enced, Danese/Corey, New York, NY
2017    We Dream/Beauty Beyond and Beneath, Suffolk University Gallery, Boston, MA
2017    Animal as Metaphor, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
2017    Paperwork, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA
2016    Fertile Solitude, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA
2016    Natural Wonder, Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
2016    Drawing Conclusions: Works on Paper, Danese/Corey, New York, NY
2016    Van Dyck, Rembrandt, and the Portrait Print, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2013    Pedigree, New Art Center, Newton, MA                                                                         
2013    Still Life Lives, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA                                                      
2012    Captured: Specimens in Contemporary Art, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
2011    Animal Instinct: Allegory, Allusion, and Anthropomorphism, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
2011    A Live Animal, Root Division, San Francisco, CA                                                                  
2011    A Debt to Pleasure, Montserrat College of Art Gallery, Beverly, MA                                           
2011    Achromatic Variations, Jane Deering Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA                                                   
2010    Other as Animal, Danese Gallery, New York, NY                                                                        
2010    Black and White, J. Johnson GalleryJackson, FL                                                              
2010    Black & White 1918-2010, Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MA                                                            
2008    I wonder if you know what it means, Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York, NY
2008    Free Reign, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA                                                                        
2007    Other Visions + Strategies, Jane Deering Gallery, Montecito, CA                                                        
2007    Approaches to Narrative, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA                              
2007    Ferragosto, Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York, NY                                                                 
2006    Going Ape: Confronting Animals in Contemporary Art, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln,
2006    Ars Botanica, Loyolla University Museum of Art, Chicago, IL                                         
2006    Summer Frieze, Jane Deering Gallery, Gloucester, MA                                                         
2006    Artist’s Resource Trust Grant Winners, Trustman Gallery, Boston, MA
2005    Group Show, Ogilvie/Pertl Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005    New Faces, New Visions, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA                                             
1998    Women Whose Lives Span the Century, Starr Gallery, Newton, MA
1994    New England, New Talent, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA                                                    
1993    South End Connects, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
1993    The Return of the Cadavre Exquis, Drawing Center, New York, NY                                                                           
1992    Boston Master Drawings, Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, MA                                                        
1992    Post-Modern Baroque: Contemporary Painting and Photography, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park,
           Lincoln, MA                             
1992    Gifts of Compassion, Miller/Block Fine Art, Boston, MA                                                             
1991    Gallery Artists, Zoe Gallery, Boston, MA
1991    Gallery Artists, Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, NY
1990    Flowers, Harrison Gallery, Boca Raton, FL                                                               
1990    Critical Revisions, Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, NY                                                                  
1990    Boston 1990: the Sixth Triennial, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton,  MA                                                    
1990    Invitational, Chapel Gallery, Newton,  MA
1990    Fears and Scruples, The Arno Maris Gallery, Westfield College, Westfield,  MA                        
1989    Selections from the Permanent Collection, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham,  MA
1989    Circa 1900, Scollay Square Gallery, Boston,  MA
1989    Summer Review, Zoe Gallery, Boston,  MA
1988    The Faber Birren Color Award Show, Stamford Art Association, Stamford,  CT
1988    Future Earth, University of Massachusetts Medical Center Gallery, Amherst, MA         
1988    20/20, Helio Galleries, New York, NY
1988    National Juried Exhibition, Viridian Gallery, New York, NY
1987    The Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
1986    Riverside Studios Exhibition, Riverside Studios, London, England
1986    Annual Exhibition, Chelsea Manor Street Gallery, London, England
1983    Painters’ Progress, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Boston, MA                                         


2023    Eleanor Briggs Fellowship Award
2023    MacDowell Fellow
2015    Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Recipient
2015    Berkshire Taconic Artists' Resource Trust Grant
2013    SMFA Traveling Fellowship
2012    Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship Finalist
2006    Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Recipient
2005    Maud Morgan Award Boston Museum of Fine Arts
2005    Berkshire Taconic Artists’ Resource Trust Grant
1985    The Winsor and Newton Young Painter Award London England
1983    Boit Competition School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston MA


The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Museum of Fine Arts Boston,  MA
National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY
Fidelity Investment Corporation, Boston,  MA
Wellington Management Company, Boston,  MA
Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham,  MA
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln,  MA
Bank of Boston, Boston,  MA
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham,  MA

Seven Days, Pamela Polston, Our Top 10 Vermont Art Exhibits of 2022, December 28, 2022
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Donna Mintz, Zuckerman exhibit celebrates beauty now, when we need it the most, November 4, 2022
Seven Days, Pamela Polston, At the Bundy Modern, Shelley Reed and Randal Thurston Explore History and Memory in Black and White, July 6, 2022
The Journal of Cornwall Contemporary Arts, Joy Setton, I Release the Tiger from the Cage, Summer 2021
American Artist: Workshop, Austin R. Williams, Dynamic Theft: Borrowing from Paintings of the Past, 2012
100 Boston Painters, Chawky Frenn, Schiffer Publishing, 2012
Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid, Present, Evoking the Past, March 23, 2011
Harper’s Magazine, image on page 25, November 2010
Arbus, Wesley Grissom, Back to Black, September/October 2010
Empty, Austalian Art Magazine, Issue 19, 2010
Wild Apples, In Praise of Animals, Issue 5, Spring/Summer 2010
New American Paintings, Open Studios Press, MA 2008
New American Paintings, Open Studios Press, MA 2006
Tab, Ed Symkus, Paint it black (and white), December 1, 2005
Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid, Painter forsakes color to contrast beauty, emotion, November 30, 2005
Boston Globe, Catherine Foster, Painter takes Morgan Prize, November 16, 2005
Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid, Double Vision, August 12, 2005
Art New England, Shirley Jacks, Women Whose Lives Span the Century,
August/September 1998
New American Paintings, Open Studios Press, MA, 1996
Art in America, Miles Unger, New England: New Talent, August/September 1994
Boston Phoenix, Cate McQuaid, Shows and Tell, June 3, 1994
Worcester Phoenix, Leon Nigrosh, Come Out, Come Out, April 22, 1994
New American Paintings, Open Studios Press, MA, 1993
Boston Globe, Nancy Stapen, Nature’s Role in a Man-Made World; Women in Black, White and Gray, May 20, 1993
Lincoln Journal, Marty Carlock, DeCordova Hosts Baroque and Nudes, May 7, 1992
Boston Globe, Nancy Stapen, New Artists Go for Baroque, April 30, 1992
Boston Herald, Joanne Silver, Artists Find Positive Outlet, April 24, 1992
Boston Globe, Nancy Stapen, Art that Lays Bare the Pain of Loss, April 10, 1992
Art New England, Miles Unger, Boston 1990: The Sixth Triennial, February, 1991
The Wayland-Weston Town Crier, Marty Carlock, Exhibit Features Lush Black Oils, January 19, 1989
Boston Globe, Christine Temin, Reed and Gibson Paint the Familiar, Darkly, January 19, 1989
Boston Herald, Joanne Silver, Artists Develop Old Forms into New and Vibrant Pieces, January 13, 1989
Boston Herald, Joanne Silver, Reed Takes New Look at Old Art, November 17, 1989

1984   School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Diploma,  Boston, MA
1980   Brandeis University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology,  cum laude, Waltham,  MA