Shelby Rodeffer is a Chicago-based painter and commercial artist. Raised in Nashville, Tennessee, she embraces signs of the human hand in both personal and professional work. Her influence comes from folk art and representational art. Shelby's most recent work deals with gender and the pursuit of real connection through the use of female figures, structures and letterforms. She is also fond of traditional sign making as a practical form of artistic expression. Currently, Shelby can be found sign painting and participating in various public art projects.