2018     Visions West Contemporary, In Dubious Battle, Denver, CO
2018     University of Maine Museum of Art, Second Nature: Shelley Reed, Bangor, ME
2017     Lux Art Institute, Shelley Reed, Encinitas, CA
2017     Fitchburg Art Museum, A Curious Nature: Paintings by Shelley Reed, Fitchburg, MA
2016     Sears-Peyton Gallery, Shelley Reed: Up Close, New York, NY                                                                
2015     Beard and Weil Galleries, Tiger in the Living Room: Work by Shelley Reed, Wheaton College, Norton, MA
2015     National Museum of Wildlife Art, In Dubious Battle: Paintings by Shelley Reed, Jackson, WY
2014     Columbia Museum of Art, Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed, Columbia, SC
2013     Danese/Corey, Shelley ReedIn Dubious Battle, New York, NY                                                   
2010     Sears-Peyton Gallery, Something is amiss amidst all this beauty and delight, New York, NY
2009     Clark Gallery, Paintings: Shelley Reed, Lincoln, MA                                                                         
2007     Gibsone Jessop Gallery, Shelley Reed, Toronto, Canada
2007    Sears-Peyton Gallery, Caught in a Net, New York, NY                                                                
2005     Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA
2005     Mario Diacono Gallery, Golden Age, Boston, MA
1993     Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA
1992     Zoe Gallery, Boston, MA
1991     Bannister Gallery Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
1990     Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, NY
1989     Zoe Gallery, Boston, MA
1989     Chapel Gallery, Newton, MA

2018    The Cahoon Museum of American Art, The Pollinators, Cotuit, MA
2018    Sears-Peyton Gallery, High Summer, New York, NY
2018    Brattleboro Museum, Touchstones, Totems, Talismans: Animals in Contemporary Art, Brattleboro, VT
2017    Danese/Corey, Ref*er*enced, New York, NY
2017    Suffolk University Gallery, We Dream/Beauty Beyond and Beneath, Boston, MA
2017    Miller Yezerski Gallery, Animal as Metaphor, Boston, MA
2017    Clark Gallery, Paperwork, Lincoln, MA
2016    Mills Gallery, Fertile Solitude, Boston, MA
2016    Museum of Art, Natural Wonder, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
2016    Danese/Corey, Drawing Conclusions: Works on Paper, New York, NY
2016    Art Institute of Chicago, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, and the Portrait Print, Chicago, IL
2013    New Art Center, Pedigree, Newton, MA                                                                         
2013    Fitchburg Art Museum, Still Life Lives, Fitchburg, MA                                                      
2012    Bedford Gallery, Captured: Specimens in Contemporary Art, Walnut Creek, CA
2011    Kohler Arts Center, Animal Instinct: Allegory, Allusion, and Anthropomorphism, Sheboygan, WI
2011    Root Division, A Live Animal, San Francisco, CA                                                                  
2011    Montserrat College of Art Gallery, A Debt to Pleasure, Beverly, MA                                           
2011    Jane Deering Gallery, Achromatic Variations, Santa Barbara, CA                                                   
2010    Danese Gallery, Other as Animal, New York, NY                                                                        
2010    J. Johnson Gallery, Black and White, Jackson, FL                                                              
2010    Beth Urdang Gallery, Black & White 1918-2010, Boston, MA                                                            
2008    Sears-Peyton Gallery, I wonder if you know what it means, New York, NY
2008    Clark Gallery, Free Reign, Lincoln, MA                                                                        
2007    Jane Deering Gallery, Other Visions + Strategies, Montecito, CA                                                        
2007    DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Approaches to Narrative, Lincoln, MA                              
2007    Sears-Peyton Gallery, Ferragosto, New York, NY                                                                 
2006    DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Going Ape: Confronting Animals in Contemporary Art, Lincoln,
2006    Loyolla University Museum of Art, Ars Botanica, Chicago, IL                                         
2006    Jane Deering Gallery, Summer Frieze, Gloucester, MA                                                         
2006    Trustman Gallery, Artist’s Resource Trust Grant Winners, Boston, MA
2005    Ogilvie/Pertl Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005    Danforth Museum of Art, New Faces, New Visions, Framingham, MA                                             
1998    Starr Gallery, Newton, MA
1994    Fitchburg Art Museum, New England, New Talent, Fitchburg, MA                                                    
1993    Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
1993    Drawing Center, New York, NY                                                                           
1992    Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston Master Drawings, Boston, MA                                                        
1992    DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Post-Modern Baroque: Contemporary Painting and Photography,
           Lincoln, MA                             
1992    Miller/Block Fine Art, Gifts of Compassion, Boston, MA                                                             
1991    Zoe Gallery, Boston, MA
1991    Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, NY
1990    Harrison Gallery, Flowers, Boca Raton, FL                                                               
1990    Bess Cutler Gallery, Critical Revisions, New York, NY                                                                  
1990    Fuller Museum of Art, Boston 1990: the Sixth Triennial, Brockton,  MA                                                    
1990    Chapel Gallery, Newton,  MA
1990    The Arno Maris Gallery, Fears and Scruples, Westfield College, Westfield,  MA                        
1989    Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham,  MA
1989    Scollay Square Gallery, Boston,  MA
1989    Zoe Gallery, Boston,  MA
1988    Stamford Art Association, Stamford,  CT
1988    University of Massachusetts Medical Center Gallery, Future Earth, Amherst, MA         
1988    Helio Galleries, New York, NY
1988    Viridian Gallery, New York, NY
1987    Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
1986    Riverside Studios, London, England
1986    Chelsea Manor Street Gallery, London, England
1983    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Painters’ Progress, Boston, MA                                         


2015   Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Recipient
2015    Berkshire Taconic Artists' Resource Trust Grant
2013    SMFA Traveling Fellowship
2012    Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship Finalist
2006    Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Recipient
2005    Maud Morgan Award Boston Museum of Fine Arts
2005    Berkshire Taconic Artists’ Resource Trust Grant
1985    The Winsor and Newton Young Painter Award London England
1983    Boit Competition School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston MA


The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Museum of Fine Arts Boston,  MA
National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY
Fidelity Investment Corporation, Boston,  MA
Wellington Management Company, Boston,  MA
Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham,  MA
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln,  MA
Bank of Boston, Boston,  MA
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham,  MA

American Artist: Workshop, Austin R. Williams, Dynamic Theft: Borrowing from Paintings of the Past, 2012
100 Boston Painters, Chawky Frenn, Schiffer Publishing, 2012
Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid, Present, Evoking the Past, March 23, 2011
Harper’s Magazine, image on page 25, November 2010
Arbus, Wesley Grissom, Back to Black, September/October 2010
Empty, Austalian Art Magazine, Issue 19, 2010
Wild Apples, In Praise of Animals, Issue 5, Spring/Summer 2010
New American Paintings, Open Studios Press, MA 2008
New American Paintings, Open Studios Press, MA 2006
Tab, Ed Symkus, Paint it Black (and White), December 1, 2005
Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid, Painter Forsakes Color to Contrast Beauty, Emotion, November 30, 2005
Boston Globe, Catherine Foster, Painter takes Morgan Prize, November 16, 2005
Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid, Double Vision, August 12, 2005
Art New England, Shirley Jacks, Women Whose Loves Span the Century,
August/September 1998
New American Paintings, Open Studios Press, MA, 1996
Art in America, Miles Unger, New England: New Talent, August/September 1994
Boston Phoenix, Cate McQuaid, Shows and Tell, June 3, 1994
Worcester Phoenix, Leon Nigrosh, Come Out, Come Out, April 22, 1994
New American Paintings, Open Studios Press, MA, 1993
Boston Globe, Nancy Stapen, Nature’s Role in a Man-Made World; Women in Black, White and Gray, May 20, 1993
Lincoln Journal, Marty Carlock, DeCordova Hosts Baroque and Nudes, May 7, 1992
Boston Globe, Nancy Stapen, New Artists Go for Baroque, April 30, 1992
Boston Herald, Joanne Silver, Artists Find Positive Outlet, April 24, 1992
Boston Globe, Nancy Stapen, Art that Lays Bare the Pain of Loss, April 10, 1992
Art New England, Miles Unger, Boston 1990: The Sixth Triennial, February, 1991
The Wayland-Weston Town Crier, Marty Carlock, Exhibit Features Lush Black Oils, January 19, 1989
Boston Globe, Christine Temin, Reed and Gibson Paint the Familiar, Darkly, January 19, 1989
Boston Herald, Joanne Silver, Artists Develop Old Forms into New and Vibrant Pieces, January 13, 1989
Boston Herald, Joanne Silver, Reed Takes New Look at Old Art, November 17, 1989

1984   School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Diploma,  Boston, MA
1980   Brandeis University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology,  cum laude, Waltham,  MA