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artist , educator

Shelley M. Thorstensen, American artist, educator. Member of Women's Studio Workshop, Southern Graphics Council, Society of America Graphic Artists (elected council), Keisho Art Association (Tokyo), Philadelphia Print Collaborative (founding, steering committee, planning committee Philagrafika Biennial 2010, Re-Print 2007), College Art Association (board director, 2nd state president, Philadelphia).

Background

Thorstensen, Shelley M. was born on July 5, 1953 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, United States.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts cum laude, Syracuse University, 1975. Master of Fine Arts with honors, Temple University, 1987.

Career

Teaching assistant Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey, 1978—1983, adjunct professor, 1987—1988. Teaching assistant Fine Art Printmaking area Princeton University, 1980—1986. Teaching assistant Tyler School of Art of Temple University, 1985—1987.

Assistant professor Minneapolis College Art and Design, 1988—1990. Adjunct professor, assistant professor Marywood College, Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1990—1992. Adjunct professor Keystone Junior College, La Plume, 1992.

Teacher art, literature and grammar The Father's Heart Urban Prep School, Trenton, New Jersey, 1992—1997. Adjunct professor Moore College Art and Design, 1998—2001, visiting artist, 1998—2006, Rutgers Mason Gross School Art, 2007—2008, University Delaware Art Department, 2008—2009, Tyler School Art of Temple University, since 2009, Muhlenberg College, since 2009. Teacher Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, New York, 1990—1998, since 2004, Peter's Vally Craft Center, since 2010.

Artist residency Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium, 2004, 05. Lecturer in field.

Works

Membership

Member of Women's Studio Workshop, Southern Graphics Council, Society of America Graphic Artists (elected council), Keisho Art Association (Tokyo), Philadelphia Print Collaborative (founding, steering committee, planning committee Philagrafika Biennial 2010, Re-Print 2007), College Art Association (board director, 2nd state president, Philadelphia).