Shelbie Loomis


Born in Austin, TX, Shelbie Loomis lives and works in Santa Fe, NM after graduating from Santa Fe University of Art and Design with her BFA Manga Cum Laude in 2014. She is currently working as a Gallery Associate at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art Gallery while preparing for upcoming exhibitions through SITE Santa and others.  Through her work in drawing, Loomis describes and reinvents natural occurring forms found in nature, both literal and conceptual; through collage, ink, graphite and charcoal. Her focus on describing ‘form’ stems from an interest in pattern, agricultural sciences, alongside with an interest of muscle fiber structure and function. Loomis has received support by receiving the Santa Fe University of Art and Design Governor Scholarship and awarded SITE Scholar 2013. Her work has been exhibited at throughout New Mexico and internationally; including SITE Santa Fe, the Rail-Yard Santa Fe, Silver City, and Chile.  She is currently working on a group shows that will be announced later 2015.