Shelby Davis received an MFA degree from Portland State University in 2008. He is a sculptor and multimedia artist from small town South Carolina, Pickens more specifically. He has shown with a variety of venues in the Southeast and Northwest including Redux Contemporary Art Center, The North Carolina Public Arts Commission , Jace Gace, Disjecta, and most recently for the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art as part of a collaborative effort called Paintallica. He also has pieces all over his parent's property. His outdoor sculptural installations are often based off dissecting photographic information or rearanging recycled stuff. Some are installed without permission. He is a practiced wood and metal worker but often welcomes challenges that come with new materials. He now resides in Portland, OR and is showing wherever possible selectively.