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, that can then be suspended or rolled, a unique process she developed while completing her MFA in painting at the San Francisco Art Institute.  Hazlett exhibited in 2023 a new series of suspended silk paintings at the James Kaneko Gallery at American River College. She also regularly exhibits work in the greater Sacramento area.

          In addition to the above venues,  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 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 ultimately 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. 

          Hazlett welcomes you to visit galleries exhibiting her work and several times a year opens her studio, by appointment. She enjoys traveling and visiting national parks and museums. A recent new endeavor has been learning to play the Appalachian dulcimer, a uniquely American and fascinating instrument, that provides both a source of enjoyment and new challenges. Please request to be added to Shirley's email newsletter, sent out very occasionally, by providing Shirley with your email address.
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