Shelby Prindaville

Art Program Director
Assistant Professor in Art

B.A., University of Pennsylvania
M.F.A., Louisiana State University
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 913-758-6184
Office: Xavier 104 J

Shelby Prindaville, Art Program Director and Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Saint Mary, joined the faculty at USM in 2013.

Prior to her employment at USM, Prindaville worked in various roles - including as an Instructor of Record and Gallery Special Projects Coordinator at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La., while completing her Master of Fine Arts from the LSU Painting and Drawing Program.

She received her Bachelor of Arts in fine arts with a concentration in sculpture from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pa. in 2008.

Her ecologically-focused work in two- and three-dimensional media combines her interests in the sciences and art.

This interest extends to her collaboration with 3P CEO and LSU Chemistry Professor John A. Pojman, which has led to the development of the new polymer clay used in her sculptures.

The passion that Shelby has for preserving our biosphere and its flora and fauna motivates her to try to use a wide variety of mediums and approaches in connecting with the public. She wants viewers to interact with her work, and for that interaction to demonstrate the joy of contemplative engagement with nature as well as provide a taste of the sorrow a disconnect with nature can bring.

Shelby’s artwork has been exhibited in various venues throughout the U.S., including Philadelphia, New York City, Washington D.C., Minneapolis, Baton Rouge, Fort Worth, and Los Angeles, as well as online.

Her work is included in several public and private collections, and she has been awarded a variety of grants and domestic and international residencies. For more information, please visit