Bobbin SpinShirley Hazlett hails from the San Francisco bay area and holds an MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. She is an art alumna from Sac State, with dual degrees in Art Studio and Art History, and is an adjunct Professor of Art at that institution. Shirley works in water media and has shown paintings at the Crocker Art Museum, The California Museum, the Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Santa Monica, ArtSpace in British Columbia, Root Division and the Diego Rivera Gallery (SFAI) both in San Francisco, Davis’ Pence Gallery and Nelson Gallery, and Sacramento’s Verge Center for the Arts.

Her work is held in public collections including the new UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, where four of her acrylic on silk paintings are in the main lobby. Shirley is fascinated by the intersection of chance and causation and often investigates this phenomenon in her conceptual abstract work. She comes from a long line of makers, people who created objects with needle and thread, and currently is channeling the textile arts through watercolor and ink-based paintings on stretched cotton paper.

Shirley’s studio is in Sacramento and she welcomes visitors by appointment. Shirley also invites you to visit her website for additional information.


Shirley Hazlett