Marlow D. J. Shami, BFA, M.S.
PO Box 33
Goshen, CT 06756-2025
1990-Present, full-time visual artist.
1999- Present, Teaching: Sensory ecology, creativity, and nature-based healing workshops.
Hosts of presentations include The Hammond Museum, NY; New York State Outdoor Environmental Educators Annual Conference, NY; Litchfield Audubon, CT; 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, White Memorial Conservation Center, CT.
2018 - 2020, Produced and hosted Nature's Voiced Radio Program podcast and broadcasting on WAPJ FM 89.9 FM & 105 FM Torrington Community Radio, Torrington, CT
2009—2016, managed and booked Nancy Tucker, Artist/Musician/Comedian.
1999 – 2023, Teaching: Nature As Healer Meditation Groups and sensory ecology workshops throughout New England.
1988 – 2000, Produce, Manage & Book Performance Artist/Musician Nancy Tucker. Booked national tours, set up radio/television interviews and newspaper previews/reviews, and 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. Used as an educational tool in U.S. Universities
1975-1981, Directed, Wrote, Videotaped, and 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, and Hartford Ballet.
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
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
Cotuit Center for the Arts, MA. VIDEO WALL EXHIBIT. A six-animation reel of animated fine art by Marlow Shami, Karen LaFleur, and composer Nancy Tucker.
MoCA L.I.ghts 2022, Patchogue | Anything Glows. Two of my animations, “Light” and “Mutual Us,” were featured - Long Island’s, NY, only immersive, an open-air museum with site-specific projected installations.
Art Gallery at the Visual & Performing Arts Center, CT. ADDRESS EARTH EXPO
My animation, “Stardust,” was a part of this large-scale exhibit co-occurring in several locations in the Hudson Valley of New York and Connecticut.
Gillia Gallery Verum Ulitimum Art Gallery, OR. LIMINAL II. “Hatching Light” was juried into this international exhibit.
Inspiration Arts International, USA. My animation, “Homage to Taraxacum,” is one of a beautifully curated exhibition. This show features ArtWomen@Work Artists.
Cotuit Center for the Arts, MA. "My View: if humans were one inch tall" archival print juried into the Abstraction Exhibition.
Verum Ultimum Gallery, OR. "Flight" archival print was juried into the Abstract Catalyst #8 virtual exhibition.
Cotuit Performing Arts, MA. "Homeland 1" archival print juried into the All in the Family Exhibition.
Wells International Foundation, in partnership with the Hammond Museum, the "Mutual Us" video was juried into Pandemic Stories through Art, a Conversation.
Hammond Museum, NY. "video poem Circles" juried into April's Exhibition Curated by Bibiana Huang Matheis.
UMASS Fine Arts Center, MA. "While We Sleep,” an archival print, selected runner up for Best in Show in the UMASS Fine Arts Center’s international Creative People Leading Climate Action on April 16-June 30, 2021.
Hammond Museum, NY. "Mutual Us" video juried into Virtual Art Exhibition March Member show Curated by Bibiana Huang Matheis.
Hammond Museum, NY. "Delight" archival print. Juried into Virtual Art Exhibition February Group Member show Curated by Bibiana Huang Matheis.
Hammond Museum, NY. "Lily'S Dream" archival print juried member show September, Curated by Bibiana Huang Matheis
Woodbury Arts Alliance, CT. Recent Works during Pandemic, "While We Sleep," an archival print juried into the member show.
Woodbury Library Gallery, CT. "Restoration. A deep dive into Nature" Solo Show of archival prints. Woodbury Library, Woodbury, CT Month of May.
Five Points Gallery, CT. "Waltz" archival print. 2019 Small Works Juried Show. February. Juror, Brigit Kennedy.
A.B. Ceder Gallery, White Memorial Conservation Center, CT. "Restoration" solo show.
Fuller Craft Museum, MA. Playtime in the Making, May - September. Documentary videographer and collaborator with artists: Tommy Simpson, Karen LaFleur, Nancy Tucker, and guests artists Randy Gillman and Jim Fawcett.
Manhattan Arts International, NY. "Wind" archival print was awarded the "Most innovative with the Medium" Award in the Celebrate The Healing Power of Art Exhibition, http://www.ManhattanArts.com/Gallery/Healing-Power-of-ART/Winners.htm
Stamford Art Association, CT. "Calling Me" archival print was juried into the Sacred Places Exhibition, at the Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT.
University of Connecticut Brick Wall Exhibition Space and Whitson Gallery, CT. "The Personal and Collective Landscape Explored" one-woman exhibition, sponsored by the ARTS Project.
Barrett Arts Center, NY. "Secrets" archival print juried into New Directions '13. Juror Susan Sayre Batton, Managing Director Dia: Beacon. Barrett Arts Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
The Slater Memorial Museum, CT. "Secrets" archival print was selected to exhibit in the 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.
Good News Cafe & Gallery, CT. "Restoration-picking up the pieces", archival prints. One-woman exhibition Good News Cafe & Gallery, Woodbury, CT
PhotoPlace Gallery, VT. "Poppy" archival print invited into Flowers, Trees, Birds, Bees: Nature Explored, juried by Alan Nyiri. PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury. VT January
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, MA. "Restoration" Series of archival prints on exhibition.
PhotoPlace Gallery, VT. Abstraction in Photography, juried in "Queen Ann's Lace" & "Lichen" archival prints. Juror Stephen Strom, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT Oct 5-30th
Vermont Photography Workshop, VT. Self-Searching: The Art of Self-Portraiture, "Imprint" archival print juried by Aline Smithson. Sept. 7 - Oct. 2, 2010.
Salmagundi Club, NY. "Imprint" archival print was juried into the Annual Juried Photography and Graphics Group Exhibition for non-members, June 28 - July 9, New York, NY.
The Gallery Of Contemporary Art, CT. "Iris" archival print juried into Botanical Dreams & Nightmares by Cynthia Roznoy. April 25 - May 26, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
Oliver Wolcott Library, CT. Visual Memoirs and Restoration solo show
Creative Arts Workshop, CT. "Heaven's Void" archival print was juried into Cultural Passages-What’s Art Got to Do With It, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
Upstream People Gallery, 11th Annual Photographic Processes International Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NB, juried show
The Jorgensen Gallery University of Connecticut. "Lichen" archival print was juried into the 80th Annual Open Juried Exhibit, Connecticut Women Artists, Jorgensen Gallery University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.
Northern Exposure Gallery, Cornwall, CT. "lichen" archival print was invited into this juried show.
2021 "While We Sleep,” an archival print selected runner-up for Best in Show in the UMASS Fine Arts Center, MA international Creative People Leading Climate Action April 16-June 30
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 East 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, 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 and Judith Bernstein.
1972 - Established University of Hartford Art School Video Library