Solo Exhibitions 

2012 - Skull Couch: Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

2011 - Mirror Ball: One Art Space, New York, NY

2010 - Blake Shirley:  Contemporary Gallery, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

           In a Vacuum: Barnes-Franklin Gallery, Tunxis Community College, Farmington, CT

2009 - Purple and Blender: Jorgensen Gallery, Storrs, CT

           Blake Shirley: Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY

2008 - Blake Shirley Selected Works:  University Gallery at UMass Lowell, Lowell, MA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 - 51st Anniversary School of Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition, Benton Museum of Art, CT

2017 - The Video Show: Raritan Valley Community College Gallery, Branchburg, NJ

2016 - Experimental Film and Video Exhibition: CICA Museum Gveonggi-do,  South Korea

2015 - 49th Anniversary School of Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition, Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, CT

2014 - Smart Painting: Art Space, New Haven, CT

           The Quickening: Hygienic Gallery, New London, CT

           Fuse: Akus Gallery, ECSU, Willimantic, CT

           Small Work: Pratt Wright Gallery, Noank, CT

2012 - Marmite Exhibition: Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow, Scotland

                                           Tannery Arts at Drawing Room, London, UK

                                           Central Art Gallery, Tameside, Manchester, UK

                                           Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge, UK

                                           The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth, UK

2011 - Double Time: Akus Gallery, ECSU, Willimantic, CT

2010 - Radius: Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum /

                         Ridgefeild Guild of Artist Galleries, Ridgefield, CT

           The Wonderful World of… Temple Works, Leeds, UK

           Vector Video, Participant Inc., NY, NY

           Painting NOW: Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery, Fall River, MA

           Figurative Distance: CCT Gallery, Hartford, CT

           Small World, Small Works: Chico Art Center, Chico, CA

2009 - New Work: La Motta Gallery, Hartford, CT

2008 - Sketchbook Project: traveling show: Chicago Art Source Gallery, Chicago, IL

                                                                      Museum of Design Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

                                                                      3rd Ward Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                                                                      Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington, DC

                                                                      Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA

            Coast to Coast: Dakshina Chitra Gallery, Muttakadu, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

                                      Ruchika’s Gallery, Mirimar, Panaji, Goa, India

            Painting as Presence: Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

            Plus 3 Ferris Wheels: CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY

                                               Richmond Center Art Gallery, Richmond, VA

                                               University of Buffalo Center for the Arts, Buffalo, NY

                                               Alfred University, Alfred, NY

2007 - 50/50: Art Space Gallery, Willimantic, CT 

                      Artwell Gallery, Torrington, CT

           A Collection of Similar Houses: Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

                                                              Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, CT

           Cultural Identity: Llexy Von Schlippe Gallery, Groton, CT

           Parallel Worlds: National Gallery of the Arts, Sophia, Bulgaria

           CAA Exhibition: Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY

           Annual Exhibition: Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT

2006 - Out Video: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Volgograd

2005 - Small Works: Soho20 Gallery, New York, NY

Grants & Awards 

2017 - Research Grant:  Eastern Connecticut State University

2015 - Research Grant:  Eastern Connecticut State University

2012 - Artist Resource Trust Grant, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

2011 - Joan Mitchell Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center

2010 - Grant: Connecticut Commission on Arts

2009 - Radius Program Recipient, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum