Ward Shelley


In March of this year Pierogi Leipzig presented the first extensive exhibition of Ward Shelley‘s Timeline paintings called the Re-materializing Art. These are elaborate works that describe art-historical narratives using illustration, data plotting, and graphical conventions. Each piece references a different figure of recent art history such as Arto Lindsay, and Carolee Schneemann. Other works will address groups and movements such as the Velvet Underground. Shelly is best known for his performance work, and exhibited with Smack Mellon in NYC, and W.A.S.P. at the Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna. Ward Shelley is a 2005/06 recipient of the Prix de Rome.