Shalya Marsh (Morgantown, WV) - guest at Jen Allen’s Studio

Shalya Marsh received a BFA in ceramics from SUNY New Paltz in 1999 and an MFA from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 2016. She is currently the Gallery Manager for the Laura and Paul Mesaros Galleries at West Virginia University. She has exhibited extensively, taught in the community, and participated in a number of residencies.

In addition to a rich exhibition record, Marsh has augmented her studio practice through participation in workshops and residencies, including the Young Artist in Residence at Millersville University, a Kiln God Residency at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, and the Lormina Salter Fellowship at the Baltimore Clayworks.

Marsh has been teaching in the community since 2001, developing curriculum and implementing hands-on arts programs for the Print Center, the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, and the Lancaster Creative Factory. For four years, Marsh volunteered as the coordinator for the Lancaster Museum of Art’s outreach program, developing exhibit-specific programing for underserved communities. Her work experience includes six years running a small nonprofit arts organization that sponsored a citywide exhibition of installations in vacant storefront windows throughout Lancaster, PA.