Contemporary American Artist
Shirley Hazlett hails from the San Francisco Bay Area and loves art that abstractly captures the feeling of place, a point of view, or a fleeting memory. Shirley is fascinated by the intersection of chance and causation and often investigates this phenomenon in her artwork. She explores these perspectives in her work, which can be seen here at Gang of Five Studio/Gallery. Gang of Five hosts evening 1st Friday and 2nd Saturday receptions. If you’d like to see Shirley’s work at another time, please contact her for an appointment.
Shirley has shown paintings at the Crocker Art Museum, The California Museum, the Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Santa Monica, ArtSpace in British Columbia, Kenneth B Gallery in Florence, Oregon, Root Division and the Diego Rivera Gallery in San Francisco, the Pence Gallery and Nelson Gallery in Davis, Axis Gallery and Shimo Center for the Arts in Sacramento, and Benicia’s Gallery 621, among other venues. Her work is held in public collections including the new UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, where four of her suspended scroll silk paintings are featured in the main lobby.
Shirley became the self-appointed family photographer at age 7, with a prized Brownie Starflash Camera, which inspired her love of art and simple black and white images. From that age forward Shirley actively pursued photography, textile arts, ceramics, and sculpture in college. She completed an MFA in Painting, with Honors, at the San Francisco Art Institute. Shirley occasionally teaches art at local colleges, and offers private graduate level critiques in her Sacramento studio.
To see more of Shirley’s work go to: www.shirleyhazlett.com