Shelley Lawrence Kirkwood

Shelley Lawrence Kirkwood earned her BA with a concentration in photography from Hampshire College and her MFA from the University of Arizona. She earned her RYT 200 from the Tucson Yoga Therapy College, and will be completing her Forest Therapy Guide training through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs in June 2022. She has served in the curatorial departments of the Center for Creative Photography and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Her colorful, large-scale, botanical prints examine the tension between the ephemeral and the eternal as we experience it in the landscape. Kirkwood’s work has appeared in numerous publications, and has been exhibited internationally. She was recently awarded a gold medal, and best-in-show at the Royal Horticultural Society’s portfolio exhibition, which took place at Saatchi Gallery in London. Kirkwood lives and works in Amherst, Mass.