Marlow D. J. Shami, BFA, M.S.
PO Box 33
Goshen, CT 06756-2025
Tel: 860-605-6916
Email: marlowshami@gmail.com
www.marlowshami.com


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

1999-Present, full-time artist, teaching: Sensory ecology, creativity, and nature-based healing workshops. 

Hosts of presentations include New York State Outdoor Environmental Educators Annual Conference NY, New England Experiential Educators Annual Conference VA, True Colors Annual Youth Conference CT, White Memorial Conservation Center CT, Camp Jewell Colebrook CT, Highly Sensitive People (HSP) Conference PA,  Geer Village CT, Goshen Land Trust CT, Flanders Nature Center CT, Roaring Brook Nature Center CT, Oliver Wolcott Library, CT, Litchfield Land Trust.

2010 -2020 – Teacher, Community Outreach, resident videographer/editor, and photographer.


2009—2016, manage and book Nancy Tucker Artist/Musician/Comedian.

2007 -- Create, show, and sell artwork—freelance video and still photography. 

1999 – 2021, Teaching: Nature As Healer Meditation Groups and sensory ecology workshops.

1988 – 2000, Produce, Manage & Book Performance Artist/Musician Nancy Tucker. Booked national tours, set up radio/television interviews, newspaper previews/reviews, produced Ms. Tucker’s award-winning one-woman show Everything Reminds Me of My Therapist in MA, PA, NY, CT.

1987 – 2019, Videographer/editor, clients include Litchfield Land Trust, White Memorial Foundation, WCBS, Dr. Pepper,7- UP, Women’s Education and Legal Fund, Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, Aetna, Travelers, CT Public Television, ITT Htfd. Ins. 

1981 – 1987, Videographer, Editor, Producer CBS-Post Newsweek TV3, Hartford, CT.

1980, Wrote and created a multi-media presentation for the 1st national conference in Washington D.C. of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

 1977- 1978, Co-Directed & Wrote U.S. Commission on Civil Rights video documentary “Coming Out Of Violence,” an award-winning one-hour educational program on domestic violence and the legal system. 

1975-1981, Directed, Wrote, Videotaped, Edited YWCA Sexual Assault Crisis Service training videotapes for police and counselor training. Writer/photographer/director for a bilingual photonovela to assist in outreach/education to the Spanish-speaking community.

1975 – 1981, Free Lance Photography/Video. Clients included CPTV, Xerox Educational Products, St. Joseph College, PCSW, Hartford Interval House for Battered Women, Hartford Parks & Rec., Trinity College Dance Program, Hartford Ballet.
 
EDUCATION:  

1975 - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford. Major in photography & video.
1977 - Goddard Community Media Program, Plainfield, VT
2003 - Master of Science in Applied Ecopsychology – Integrated Ecology, Greenwich University

Special Studies:
1988 - Sivananda Integral Yoga Teacher certification
1999 - Touching Spirit Professional Program. Three-year program Certified in the Science of Energy Medicine and the Art of Spiritual Healing.
2001 - Natural Systems Thinking Process, Certification to Teach, Project NatureConnect
2007 - Practicum in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, University of Massachusetts Medical School.

EXHIBITS and AWARDS

2021 
Juried into Virtual Art Exhibition Group Member show Curated by Bibiana Huang Matheis:
            February Exhibition, Delight Digital Archival Print
            March Exhibition, Mutual Us video
            April Exhibition, video poem Circles
 
April Juried into the UMASS Fine Arts Center’s international Creative People Leading Climate Action  April 16-June 30, 2021.

2020 Hammond Museum juried member show September, Curated by Bibiana Huang Matheis

2020 Recent Works during Pandemic, Woodbury, CT  Arts Alliance juried member show. While We Sleep, digital archival print.

2019 Restoration. A deep dive into Nature. Solo Show, Woodbury Library, Woodbury, CT  Month of May.

2019 Five Points Gallery 2019 Small Works Juried Show. February. Juror, Brigit Kennedy.

2018 Restoration, solo show. A.B. Ceder Gallery, White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield, CT

2018 Playtime in the Making, FullerCraft Museum May - September. Documentary videographer and collaborator with artists: Tommy Simpson, Karen LaFleur, Nancy Tucker, and guests artists Randy Gillman and Jim Fawcett.

2014 Wind was Awarded the "Most innovative with the Medium" Award in the Celebrate The Healing Power of Art Exhibition, Manhattan Arts Internationalhttp://www.ManhattanArts.com/Gallery/Healing-Power-of-ART/Winners.htm

2014 Calling Me was juried into the Sacred Places Exhibition, Stamford Art Association at the Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT.

2013 The Personal and Collective Landscape Explored, one-woman exhibition Torrington University of Connecticut Brick Wall Exhibition Space and Whitson Gallery. Sponsored by the ARTS Project. 

2013 Secrets was juried into New Directions '13. Juror Susan Sayre Batton, Managing Director Dia: Beacon. Barrett Arts Center, Poughkeepsie, NY 

2013 Secrets selected to exhibit in the 84th Connecticut Women Artists, Inc 84th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, The Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT Juror Douglas Hyland Director, New Britain Museum of American Art. Aug. 31 - September 27, 2013

2012 Restoration-picking up the pieces, a one-woman exhibition Good News Cafe & Gallery, Woodbury, CT

2011 Flowers, Trees, Birds, Bees: Nature Explored, juried by Alan Nyiri. PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury. VT January

2010 University of Hartford Alumni Show

Abstraction in Photography, juried by Stephen Strom, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT Oct 5-30th

2010 Self-Searching: The Art of Self-Portraiture, juried byAline Smithson. Sept. 7 - Oct. 2, 2010. Vermont Photography Workshop, Middlebury, VT

2010 Salmagundi Club Annual Juried Photography and Graphics Group Exhibition for non-members, June 28 - July 9, New York, NY.

2010 Botanical Dreams & Nightmares juried by Cynthia Roznoy. April 25 - May 26, The Gallery Of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

2010 Visual Memoirs and Restoration solo show, January. Gallery at Oliver Wolcott Library, Litchfield, CT.

2009--Work it! Measure it! 120 Hartford Art School Alumni Show

2009 Cultural Passages-What’s Art Got to Do With It, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT juried show

2009 11th Annual Photographic Processes International Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NB juried show

80th Annual Open Juried Exhibit, Connecticut Women Artists, Jorgensen Gallery University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

2008--Northern Exposure Gallery, Cornwall CT., juried show

Hartford Art School alumni show

SPECIAL PROJECTS/AWARDS
 
2015-2021 Publish a quarterly Nature-based Healing and Arts E-zine

2018-Wrote and edited Litchfield Land Trusts 50th Anniversary Celebration video.

2014 Wind was Awarded the "Most innovative with the Medium" Award in the Celebrate The Healing Power of Art Exhibition, Manhattan Arts Internationalhttp://www.ManhattanArts.com/Gallery/Healing-Power-of-ART/Winners.htm
 
2013- 2020 Established and maintained the White Memorial Conservation Centers YouTube Channel. Produced, recorded, and edited over 200 video shorts.

2011 - The Memoir Project, a program of The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY, Curated by the Arts Center's Literary Committee. "Changing Course: Mid-Life Epiphanies." My piece "The Shift" was selected for the April program’s live reading.
 
2005 Produced Nature’s Way Meditation CD
 
Presented Nature As Healer Workshops at the Sustainable living Festival, RI
 
Presented Nature As Healer at the annual Easy Coast Highly Sensitive People Gathering, Litchfield, CT
 
Presented Nature As  Healer to the Association of Experiential Educators New England Regional Conference, Colebrook, CT

2004 - Co-wrote and co-produced “Keep Goshen Green,” a PowerPoint presentation designed to raise funds, awareness, and membership for the Goshen Land Trust
 
2003 Presented Nature As Healer at the annual East Coast Highly Sensitive People Gathering, PA
 
2000-2004 Offered monthly Meditation & Healing gatherings in New Haven, Litchfield, and West Hartford, CT.
 
1998 – 2001 Wrote a monthly sensory-ecology& spirituality column, NaturalSense, for The Position, a CT based feminist newsletter

1983 - Nominee for the National Women in Communications Matrix Award.

1982 – New England Emmy Award Nominee, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Boston New England Chapter for news series Co-produced with Gayle King

1978 - Awarded the Montevideo Prize for Best Documentary "Coming Out Of Violence."

1973 - Coordinated a "Women In Art Panel" for the University of Hartford Art School. Panelists included: Cindy Nemser, Judith Bernstein.

1972 - Established University of Hartford Art School Video Library