I was born in 1987 in Seattle, WA. My parents had glass and painting careers. Their worlds of material exploration, artist community, and watching their creative process were a large part of my childhood. Dale Chihuly, Buster Simpson, and Linda Barry are friends of my parents. One immersive experience as a young person involved traveling to the Czech Republic at age 15 to study in a technical glass school. After Highschool, I moved to Oakland, CA for college, I completed a BFA in interdisciplinary practices at California College of the Arts. During this time I apprenticed with my brother, Ariel Shepard, a painter, muralist, activist, and illustrator. I later moved to Los Angeles, living with a community of musicians and serving as the assistant manager at Anat Ebgi Gallery. During this time my mother was diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer. I was immersed in her healing process. She passed. Shortly afterward I moved to New York City. I worked at UrbanGlass, in Brooklyn NY as an administrative assistant. In the past 5 years, I have shown works at galleries and institutions such as Novella Gallery, VICTORI + MO, Centotto, and UrbanGlass. In 2016 I was awarded a fellowship at the Creative Glass Center of America in Wheaton, NJ. I am currently on a hiatus from NYC for several months, assisting the great Doze Green in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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