Photograph by Kyle Wirgler
Shelby McAuliffe is an interdisciplinary artist in photography and installation work. She graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in May 2015 with a BA in Art, emphasis in photography and a BA in French Studies.
She has spent the last ten years photographing the environment and urban landscapes throughout various countries. Her area of focus encourages study of the relationship humans have to their surroundings and how wildlife has adapted to metropolitan areas. She is interested in investigating the coexistence of urban and natural environments. She works specifically with environmental/ecological and anthropological research. Combining the arts and the humanities through a visually engaging multi-media experience that extends beyond the gallery walls to the immediate surroundings.
Recent work includes her installation project Urban Biophony exhibited at Sierra Arts Gallery in Reno, NV funded, in part, by the Candace Garlock Curatorial Grant through the Sierra Arts Foundation. In 2018 McAuliffe has had work up at PhotoNOLA, and Araguato in Colombia, South America. She is currently attending University of Colorado, Boulder as a candidate for her Masters of Fine Art in Photography.