Jesse Shelton is a Mixed media artist from Logan, UT. He attended Utah State University (BS Art, BS Philosophy 2006). As a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Honors Program participant, he was awarded the Eccles-Jones Minority Scholarship, while participating in many school exhibits and projects. One such project included providing material experience in the planning, development, and realization of an eco-friendly, landscape design installation on the Quad. Shelton cites he "was grateful for the opportunity" to collaborate with acclaimed sculptor Richard Swanson; under advisement of E. Doktorski, who obtained special permission for this temporary installation (see image at bottom).  

 Much of Shelton's work and corresponding philosophical reflection, stems from his travels while either living in, or having visited AZ, WA, NV, CA, NY, and OR.  Though as an emerging artist, his work has been displayed through juried selection, and/or sold to private collectors chiefly in Utah. He  attributes his achievements to his studies and application in art and philosophy. In Jesse's words, his "chief philosophical beliefs" are wrapped up in "sense-data"  and more recently (2017) "Absurdism".
 Shelton particularly credits his former professors of Art and Philosophy at Utah State University for facilitating substantial academic, social, and emotional growth through cultivation of self-discovery resulting in internalized, irrevocable, transformative learning. Believing firmly that the arts serve to fuel continual enrichment in both children and in adults, he is a proponent for the advancement of the arts and is an active member of the Americans for the Arts Action Fund and a Lifelong learner. He enjoys creative problem solving and is currently exploring ideas related to "Absurdity"; primarily through his Twitter use, and various art projects time permitting. Email comments to contact@jesseshelton.com or submit here.  


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