Shelby Edwards

Multi Disciplinary Artist


Shelby (she/her) is an artist currently splitting time between Tkoronto (Toronto) and K'jipuktuk (Halifax) after receiving her Bachelor of Arts Honors in Studio Art  from the University of Guelph. Her practice is mostly informed by accident. She is an artist who creates works in a variety of mediums focusing primarily on books, performance, and drawing. She is interested in finding humour in human behaviour, exploring mundane histories and objects, making collections through connections, and making projects and ideas approachable.



2014-2018 B.A. University of Guelph, Studio Art Honours

2019, George Brown College, Infographics and Data Visualization

2019, Brainstation, User Experience Design

Self Directed Works

2019, Why Ketchup is the Best Condiment

2019, To the Moon and Back

2019, The Very Real History of Sliced Bread

2019, Toronto Hydro Houses

2020, Save Time Calendar

2020, Made The Cut

Publications and Zines

2020, Canzine, Virtual

2020, Eye Level, Object Histories, Halifax NS.

2021, Ecology Action Centre Magazine

2021, Wasted Ink Zine Distro, Phoenix AZ.

2021, Pride Week Zine Fair, Anchor Archive Zine Library

Group Exhibitions

2017, Zavitz Gallery, Departures

2017, Zavitz Gallery, Proximity

2017, Zavitz Gallery, Moments of Glory

2017, University of Guelph, Print Sale

2018, University of Guelph, 50th Annual Juried Art Show

2018, Boarding House Gallery, Lorem Ipsum

2020, Object Histories, Eyelevel Artist Run Centre, Ross Creek Centre For the Arts, ArtsPLACE Annapolis Royal

2021, Ed Video, Temporary Collection


2016, SOFAM Instagram, Digital Takeover

2018, University of Guelph, Specialized Studios

Curatorial Projects

2017, Zavitz Gallery, Departures

2017, Zavitz Gallery, Proximity

2018, Boarding House Gallery, Lorem Ipsum


2019, Women in Tech. Scholarship, Brainstation

Work and Volunteer Experience

2013-2014, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Studio and Gallery Assistant

2017-2018, Kaleidoscope Arts and Literature Magazine, Layout and Design Editor

2017-2018, University of Guelph, Fine Arts Network Member

2014-2019, City of Toronto, Children’s Art Instructor