Artist / Educator
Shelley Socolofsky is an artist and educator working primarily with textiles. Considering the action of weaving as an interlacement of opposing systems, her work investigates longing, loss and cloth production as a platform for social activism. A fellowship recipient from the Chenven Foundation of New York and the Oregon Arts Commission, her work can be found in numerous public art collections.
Currently on the faculty of Oregon College of Art & Craft, she holds an MFA from the University of Oregon with previous studies in Gobelins tapestry and Medieval art history from Poitiers, Paris, and Uzes, France, Jacquard hand weaving at the Fondazione Arte Della Seta Lisio in Florence, Italy, and digital Jacquard CAD design at the Jacquard Center in North Carolina.