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Shelby Baldridge is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Missoula, Montana.  She works primarily in sculpture, painting and installation. Regardless of the medium, Shelby’s work centers the nonhuman world and draws from themes related to biological evolution and the connections between species. Her sculptural work utilizes mass manufactured materials such as chicken wire, found objects and repurposed fabric that contrast the natural, organic forms she creates. 

Baldridge was born and raised in Montana where she enjoyed ample accessibility to the outdoors and cultivated a curiosity for natural sciences like botany and ecology at a young age. She received her BFA in painting from the University of Montana in 2012, and later completed an MFA in Visual Studies from the Pacific Norwest College of Art in Portland, OR.  Shelby is thrilled to reconnect to the Missoula art community and is currently teaching a Drawing Foundations course at the University of Montana as an adjunct instructor.