Albert Shelton (nastyalbert)

Albert Shelton (nastyalbert)

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2015 - 2016 Artist Assistant at KAWS Studios, BK, NY
2015 Art Specialist, Atelier 4, Long Island City, Queens, NY
2015 Graphic Artist for MACE Bar, NY, NY
2014 Winemaking Assistant at Luna Vineyards, Hidden Ridge, Napa, CA
2013 Graphic Artist for Mark Herold Wines, Napa, CA
2013 - 2015 Contributing Author at, Brooklyn, NY
2011 - 2015 Cofounder / Curator / Artist at Kunsthalle Projects Art Space, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY
2007 - 2016 Founder of Realist Radio FM, Brooklyn, NY
2006 - 2014 Painter at Jeff Koons Studios, NY, NY
2004 - 2007 Represented Artist at Spike Gallery, NY, NY
2005 Pratt Institute MFA in Painting and Contemporary Art Criticism, Brooklyn, NY
2002 University of Florida BFA in Painting and Art History, Gainesville, FL


2016 Rathalla Review Literary Journal Featured Artist, Philadelphia, PA
2015 Faceplant, Bushwick Open Studios (B.O.S) BK NY
2015 Bushwick Open Studios, BK, NY
2015 Kunsthalle Projects, A Month of Goodbyes Inaugural Show (sound performance), BK, NY
2014 Kunsthalle Projects, It's A Bored Nation (performance installation), BK NY
2014 Kunsthalle Projects Invitational, BK NY
2013 This Red Door, Kunsthalle Galapagos, BK, NY
2011 NURTUREart Benefit, Chelsea Art Museum, NY, NY
2011 Can't Hear the Revolution, Kunsthalle Galapagos, BK, NY
2011 Muertes Temporales, SHO Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2011 VisualAIDS Benefit, CRG Gallery, NY, NY
2010 TEAM WORK group show Koons Assistants, Brooklyn NY
2010 NURTUREart Benefit, ZieherSmith NY, NY
2010 Art For Tibet Benefit, Union Gallery, NY, NY
2010 VisualAIDS Benefit, ZieherSmith NY, NY
2009 VisualAIDS Benefit, Metro Pictures, NY, NY
2009 Sho Gallery, Group Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY
2009 ReBuilt,Texas Firehouse, Long Island City, NY
2008 Exit Art, Benefit Auction, Exit Art, NY, NY
2007 VisualAIDS Benefit, James Cohan Gallery, NY, NY
2005 Line of Sight solo show - Spike Gallery NY, NY
2005 VisualAIDS Benefit, Robert Miller Gallery, NY, NY
2005 Green Chimneys Benefit - Spike Gallery, NY, NY
2004 Reality Check group show - Spike Gallery NY, NY
2003 VisualAIDS Benefit, Galerie Lelong, NY, NY


My work is a reflection of my surroundings, inspired by the starkness of photo journalism, the traditionalism of early American Realist painters and the existentialist critique of the early 20th c. Dada artists. My hyperrealistic paintings juxtapose silent moments from both private and public spaces to create a moving stillness. Time is suspended and place becomes an illusion of itself. Portrait-like drawings of iconic objects and buildings suggest cryptic symbologies of Americana. Photographs shows a world in constant flux, yet suspended in an abstracted state. Printmaking techniques pair objects alone with ambiguous passages of text to stir ideas on our conditioned associations. Collage work composites forms out of images, manipulating visual space and poking reality with a narrative stick of absurdity. Randomness and streams of unconsciousness are are deliberately explored in the form of abstraction, using processes of automatic drawing, ink gestures and dye spills in Rorschach-style paint blots on sheet music and fabric. Conceptual performance installations embody the temporality of life and the conflicts within all forms of balance. Together, my whole body of work is an expression of the universal forces of identity and change.


For event booking, art sales, commissions, proposals, licensing and consignments please contact albert.shelton@gmail(dot)com

All works copyright ©Albert Shelton 2014

Please do not reproduce without the expressed written consent of Albert Shelton

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Marilyn Kirsch (artist183)

Marilyn Kirsch wrote on February 17, 2014 03:42:

Thanks again Albert!

Marilyn Kirsch (artist183)

Marilyn Kirsch wrote on February 16, 2014 22:00:

Thanks very much Albert!

Michael Pointer (Zavala)

Michael Pointer wrote on March 17, 2013 15:35:

Thank you so much for the favorites, Albert!

Marilyn Kirsch (artist183)

Marilyn Kirsch wrote on March 17, 2013 14:26:

Thank you very much Albert

Tom Benkendorff (tombenkendorff)

Tom Benkendorff wrote on February 24, 2012 01:43:

Thank you Albert for adding my artwork to your favorites. All the best.

Bernhard Winkler (bernhard)

Bernhard Winkler wrote on January 17, 2012 18:36:

thank you, Albert!

Thorsten Dittrich (thorstendittrich)

Thorsten Dittrich wrote on November 03, 2011 11:38:

Thanks for the favorite, Albert !

Thorsten Dittrich (thorstendittrich)

Thorsten Dittrich wrote on July 01, 2011 11:06:

Hi Albert,

wow...that`s realy great and amazing - what a fine technique in combination with a unique position in painting and a socio-critical mind with a note of well educated madness.
Thanks for the favs !
Best from Thorsten

Dirk Günther (dirkg)

Dirk Günther wrote on July 01, 2011 10:54:

Thank you Albert, greetings from Denmark!

Marilyn Kirsch (artist183)

Marilyn Kirsch wrote on March 20, 2011 15:41:

Thank you for the favorite Albert!!

Jochen Hein (Jochen_Hein)

Jochen Hein wrote on October 26, 2010 11:25:

Thank you for your massive favorites, Albert!
Did you do some new paintings lately?

Agnes Eva Molnar (AgnesEvaMolnar)

Agnes Eva Molnar wrote on October 11, 2010 08:58:

thank you for adding my works as favourite :)

Albert Shelton (nastyalbert)

Albert Shelton wrote on September 16, 2010 08:26:

Please send comments and concerns via my Artdoxa page. Thank you.

paul huet (paulhuet)

paul huet wrote on July 11, 2010 07:49:

" we have lost a battle,not the war!" Charles De Gaulle... Thanks.