About Shirley Hazlett

Shirley Hazlett hails from the San Francisco Bay Area and loves art that abstractly conveys an idea or expresses a feeling. She creates paintings on stiffened silk, a unique process she developed while completing her MFA in painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. 

Hazlett has exhibited paintings at the Crocker Art Museum, the California Museum, The Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Santa Monica, ArtSpace in British Columbia, KB Gallery in Oregon, and Root Division in San Francisco. In Sacramento, she has shown at Axis Gallery, Shimo Center for the Arts, 
Arthouse on R, and the Sacramento Temp. Her work is publicly installed at locations in Sacramento, Carmichael, and San Francisco.

Shirley has had a lifelong interest in the arts, starting at age 7 when she was the self-appointed family photographer with her beloved Brownie Starflash Kodak camera, capturing her world 12 images per roll. She added textile arts to her repertoire as a teenager, working with natural fibers such as silk and cotton, materials she uses today in her painting practice.

She completed an MFA in Painting, with Honors, at the San Francisco Art Institute and holds dual BA degrees in Art Studio and Art History from the California State University, Sacramento. 

If you’d like to visit Shirley’s art studio, she’ll be opening her Sacramento studio near Sac City College to the public this
September 14 & 15. Contact Shirley for details.

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