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Shelby Scattergood Artist Talk

  • Transfer Co. 500 E Davie St. Raleigh, NC 27601 (map)
Shelby Scattergood's colored pencil drawing "Blind Faith" 

Shelby Scattergood Artist Talk 

Shelby Scattergood will be discussing her body of work on display at Transfer Co as part of THE EVERYDAY project. 


At sixteen I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis and Fibromyalgia. At nineteen it was Depression. Twenty-one it was Binge Eating Disorder (B.E.D). Twenty-three it was IBS and PCOS. As my body and self have since become a collection of struggles and over-comings, so too has my artwork. Using photo-realistic subjects often concealed in, consuming, or wearing metaphoric objects these portraits draw from my experiences with physical and mental illness and visualize them for others to witness. It is through my portraiture that I seek to understand mental and physical disorder, personal struggle, physical pain, and isolation. It’s with the conclusions I make through my work that I visualize the trials of my conditions and extend knowledge to the viewer, allowing them a window into the realities of these struggles.

Street parking is available at Transfer Co.

ASL Interpretation, Audio Description, CART, and any other accommodation requests will be honored to the best of VAE's abilities. Contact Kyle Hazard to request accommodations to make your visit successful: / 919.828.7834