M. Shepherd Defenbaugh

Born, New Orleans, Louisiana

Currently Resides and Works in Seattle, WA


2019       MFA – Photography, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2014       MA – Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

2012        BFA – Integrated Studio Arts, Iowa State University, Ames, IA


2019         Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatauk, MI

2016          arts, letters & numbers, NY

                  Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside, NY

                  Anderson Ranch, CO, *Awarded Presidential Scholarship

Selected Exhibitions

2020        Prepared Space, Gallery 114, Portland, OR

2019 SAIC MFA Thesis Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

2018 East Austin Studio Tour, Austin, TX

ArtCrush, SITE Galleries, Chicago, IL

Pop-Up, Lather, Austin, TX

2016          Spring Review, The Mill, Averille Park, NY

2013          Accreditation Review, Basement, Ames, IA

2012          Primed, Gallery 181, Ames, IA

Juried by Katy Stone, Merit Award

BioRenewables Art Competition, Biorenewables Research Lab, Ames, IA

SHOTS Magazine, Summer Issue (assumed name)

Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Exhibit, The Octagon, Ames, IA

Semester Review, Atrium, Ames, IA

2011          Semester Review, Atrium, Ames, IA

Fibers, Design Lecture Hall, Ames, IA

Showcased Works, Design Atrium, Ames, IA