INSTALLATIONS Shelley Parriott



























Shelley Parriott’s Color Field Sculpture® creations have been exhibited and collected in her native New York City, throughout the Hudson Valley

of New York, the USA and Europe.  She has received numerous honors and awards. Her solo exhibition of multiple large-scale sculptural installations inaugurated the ‘Plein Air’ Gallery at The Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, Florida, where radiant ‘Color Fields’ were inspired by the luminous Florida sky.






















"One can use form to describe the element in us that is free of form."

Author Unknown


Solid / Sheer


Visually and conceptually, Color Field Sculpture® installations simultaneously present a dichotomy and an integration between the corporeal

and the intangible – our physical and spiritual aspects.  Monumental in size and visual impact, yet illusory, transparent layers play in the

changing light to describe: material / immaterial, being / non - being, and the transitory nature of form.


From miniature interior wall pieces to large-scale installations, Parriott’s concept begins with our passage through existence:

“existence is the medium through which every aspect of being is transformed.”  Overlapping layers of experience translate into

sheer sculptural layers that interact with each other, the participant, and the environment.


Largest scale site-specific configurations invite viewers to enter into and move through the sculpture - transitioning through time, space,

prismatic patterns of color, blended tints, and optical illusions.


We question our conditioned perceptions and what seems to be, changes.





Perforated heavy gauge aluminum is rolled, bent or folded by powerful presses as the sculptural concept emerges.


Permanent powder coated color is electrostatically applied to all components.


In a process of welding the artist’s vision to technical necessities, industrial materials are transformed from ordinary “workaday” existence into lyrical multi-dimensional expanses that immerse the viewer in vibrant fields of color.


As light passes through the transparency of the sculpture, the atmosphere shifts; shapes that at first glance appear to be solid and corporeal now elude definition. Mysterious shimmering nuances seem to appear/disappear, and take on an airy quality not usually associated with structurally sound large-scale sculpture.


Created in any size, shape or palette, indoors or out, suspended or anchored, varying hues enhance public spaces, interiors, landscapes, cityscapes, and private gardens - redefining the environment into a canvas of unlimited dimensions bounded only by the specifics of the site.







Travel Grant, US Embassy Berlin.  Awarded via Max Planck Institute

for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

Three artist invitational –  New York Meets Berlin


Materials Subsidy provided by Lowe’s Corporation for outdoor structural installation

Kingston Sculpture Biennial, Kingston, NY

Curated by Judy Pfaff


Lorenzo il Magnifico Sculpture Medallion awarded by international jury including Barbara Rose and John T. Spike 
Biennale Internazionale dell’ Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy


Special Opportunity Stipend, NY Foundation for the Arts and NY State Council on the Arts administered

in Mid-Hudson by Garrison Art Center


Fellowship Grant, Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, NYC


“Best in Show”, Art of the Northeast USA. Juried Competition

Silvermine Guild Arts Center, Silvermine, Connecticut

Juror: Susan Brundage, Director, Leo Castelli Gallery


“Exhibition Award”, National Juried Competition

Juror: Susan Harris, Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, at Viridian Gallery, NYC


Showcase Award, Manhattan Arts International Magazine, NYC


Lucile Blanch Award, Innovative Forms

Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Woodstock, NY


Project Grant, Awarded by Mayor of New York City, from the Citizens Committee for

New York, for Outstanding Cultural Contribution To NYC.  Created and directed

“SPHERE, A Community Center for the Arts”


Artist in Residence, Lakes Art Center, Iowa Lakes Community College, Okoboji, IA





Todd Brannon, Director of Installation Sites / Design Consultant


Rye Arts Center, Rye, New York


Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, Florida

Solo exhibition of multiple large-scale outdoor Color Field Sculpture Installations

Inaugurating the museum’s  ‘Plein Air’ Gallery


The White Gallery, Lakeville, Connecticut, and Great Barrington, Massachusetts


Art Forms Gallery Project, Kingston, NY


WFG Gallery, Woodstock, NY


Edward Hopper House, birthplace of renowned American artist

Invitational exhibition, Nyack, NY


Yonkers City Hall Sculpture Park, Yonkers, NY


Reeves-Reed Arboretum, ‘Art in the Garden’ invitational,

and courthouse solo site, Summit, New Jersey


Noble Horizons, Solo Outdoor Exhibition

Color Field Sculpture environmental large-scale installations, Salisbury, Connecticut


DeSanti Plaza Outdoor Sculpture Project, Solo Installation

Hartsdale, NY


Kingston Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, Kingston NY Curated by Judy Pfaff.

Materials subsidized by Lowes Corporation


Artscape Outdoor Exhibition, Pittsfield, Massachusetts


Rockland Center for the Arts, Sculpture Park, West Nyack, NY


Woodstock School of Art, Invitational, Woodstock, NY


Unison Arts and Learning Center, Invitational, New Paltz, New York


Byrdcliffe Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Woodstock, NY




Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Recycled/Revisited, New Paltz, NY

Featured sculptural installation, ‘Components of Passage’

Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

Three artist invitational – New York meets Berlin

Galerie im Turm, Cologne, Germany

Abtei Brauweiler, Pulheim, Germany

Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy

LS3P Architecture and Design, Solo Installation

Charleston, South Carolina

Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Woodstock, NY

Solo and group exhibitions

Pfizer Inc., NYC, Weill Cornell, NYC

Washington Design Center, DC

Silvermine Guild Arts Center, Silvermine, Connecticut

Union Street Space, Brooklyn, NYC

AIR gallery NYC

Gallery @49 NYC

NoHo Gallery NYC

Art Institute of Boston, Massachusetts




Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center / Location T

Large-scale outdoor sculptural installation

In collaboration with:  Art Design Consultants, Kolar Design,

GBBN Architects and Messer Construction, Cincinnati, Ohio.



“Creating Vibrant, Livable Communities”

Large-scale outdoor sculpture

Durham, North Carolina


Media 3 Ltd., Global Media Consultants, 5th Av., NYC

Apex CoVantage LLC   Global Technology Solutions, Washington DC, India

Linden Park, Private Collection, Indianapolis, Indiana

Laura Blank & Mitchell Schlansky, NYC and Massachusetts





The New York Times, Art in the Garden, photo by Reeves - Reed Arboretum, Summit NJ

The New York Times, Color Field Sculpture, photo by Noble Horizons, Salisbury CT

The Litchfield Times, An Installation in Metal, written by Kathryn Boughton, Litchfield CT

The Woodstock Times, Ethereal Steel, written by Paul Smart, Woodstock NY

Sun Sentinel, Museum opens Outdoor Gallery

Solo Exhibition by Shelley Parriott, written by Jon Marcus, Broward County, FL

The Advocate & Greenwich Time, The Art of the Northeast

written by Carolee Ross, Greenwich, CT

The Saugerties Times, The Kingston Sculpture Biennial curated by Judy Pfaff

written by Erica Freudenberger, Saugerties, NY




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