ABOUT

ABOUT

Shields uses photography, video and installation to explore themes of family, mortality and gender politics through a female-specific lens. She earned a MFA from San Jose State University in California and a BA in Photojournalism from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana.  In 2018, her photographs received 2nd place Editor's Choice Award through CENTER Santa Fe and were selected for the PDN Photo Annual. Shields is the recipient of a 2017 New Orleans Photo Alliance grant. Her work has been exhibited in the Art + Commerce Festival of Emerging Photographers, New York, Tokyo, Milan; PS122 Gallery, New York; GrayDUCK Gallery, Austin; The Knockdown Center, Brooklyn; RayKo Gallery, San Francisco and various publications including Vice magazine, FlakPhoto, LightWork, Lenscratch and Conscientious. She lives and works in Austin, Texas.

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

MFA - San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
BA - Loyola University, New Orleans, LA

EXHIBITIONS

2018

FULL CIRCLE: 2018 CENTER Award Winners, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC (December 7, 2018 - April 27, 2019)
2nd place Editor's Choice winner for Center Santa Fe in 2018
PDN Photo Annual in 2018 

2017 
The Body is Bridge, Visual Art Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Bread & Butter: Milk, ICOSA, Austin, TX
Recipient of Michael P. Smith Fund grant, juried by Olivier Laurent of Time Lightbox, New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans, LA 

2016
Honesty of Rocks, The Contemporary Crit Group Exhibition, GrayDUCK, Austin, TX

2013
Fear and Loathing, curated by Katherine Ware, curator of Photography, New Mexico Museum of Art, Art Photo Index

2012
The Changing Face of Central Texas, The Long Center in Austin, TX 
MATCHPLAY installation, Knockdown CenterMaspath, NY

2011
Finalist for New Orleans Photo Alliance Michael P. Smith Fund

2010
Selected to participate in Review Santa Fe 2010
Texas Photographic Society 19: The International Competition, juried by Katherine Ware, Johnson City, TX
(Por)trait Revealed, RayKo Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
The Portrait, L. Nowlin Gallery, Austin, TX

2009
The People’s Gallery, Austin City Hall, Austin, TX

2005
Bearings, curated by Allen Frame, PS 122 Gallery, New York, NY
“PEEK” Art + Commerce Festival of Emerging Photographers, New York, NY            
  LAUNE Galerie, Tokyo, Japan
  Space Fendi, via Sciesa 3, Milan, Italy
  PhotoEspaña, Madrid, Spain
  EXPOSweden, Stockholm, Sweden

PUBLICATIONS

Aint-Bad Magazine
Photographer’s Portfolio, Music Issue, Topic Magazine, Summer 2005
Yvi Magazine #6: Portrait
Flak Photo
Light Work
Lenscratch
Conscientious