me, in my studio


Shelli Langdale

To be still in the falling pain, a poetic phrase I misheard, conjures images of emotional, personal narratives and best describes my recent work.

I began painting with oils full time in 2014, and have a background in front-end web development. I was employed as a wide-area network engineer for NASA upon graduation from university but shortly resigned from my position to race motorcycles at club-level while living in Atlanta, GA. It was in Atlanta that I taught myself web design and development and continued in this field until 2013. The death of my uncle and a duty of care to an aging and morbid family member brought me to the canvas full time in 2014, where I began exploring personal narratives in my paintings that celebrate the ephemerality of relationships.

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Residing in Chattanooga, TN USA


Solo Exhibitions

  • Dissolution, Solo Exhibition, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO (2023)
  • Transitory, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO (2020)

Group Exhibitions

  • 31st Annual Holiday Miniatures Show, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO (2021)
  • 5 x 5 Project IV, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO (2021)
  • 30th Annual Holiday Miniatures Show, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO (2020)
  • Online Holiday Show and Sale, Townsend Atelier, Chattanooga, TN (2020)
  • Small Works, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO (2020)
  • Catatonic, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO (2020)
  • 29th Annual Holiday Miniatures Show, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO (2019)
  • Animalia, Group Exhibition, Denver, CO (2019)
  • Small Works 2018, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY (2018)
  • 28th Annual Holiday Miniatures Show, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO (2018)
  • It's Political, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA (2018)
  • Small Works 2017, Main Street Arts Gallery, Clifton Springs, NY (2017)
  • Elevate, Townsend Atelier, Chattanooga, TN (2017)
  • Bareback II: Symmetry in Motion, Studio C Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2017)
  • Circle: The Coaster Show, Townsend Atelier, Chattanooga, TN (2016)


  • Animalia. Western Art Collector September 2019: 114-115.
  • Idiosyncratic Monochromes (#85 Special Edition), PoetsArtists June 2017.


Bachelor of Science, Computer Science. The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Gallery Representation

Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

1261 Gallery and Abend Gallery
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