Ingrid Shults

Ingrid Shults

Ingrid Shults

Ingrid is an artist and educator who employs multiple mediums to create an immersive experience for the viewer.  Rooted in traditional visual artistic practices, her work incorporates a solid understanding of figurative painting. 

Ingrid is also a graphic designer and serves as the creative director for Lab 238, a cross-disciplinary idea laboratory.  Her creative “speak” is influenced by Marshall McCluhan’s famous, “the medium is the message” concept.  She believes that the medium, concept, and message must be unified.  She has worked with clients in the commercial and fine art world, representing herself as both an artist and a strong visual communicator.

Ingrid has earned a BFA from Northern Arizona University and an MFA from Purdue University in Studio Arts. 

Outside of time in the studio and meetings with clients, Ingrid can be found running the trails of the Bay Area and running after her energetic son.


Open Studios, Norton Factory Art Studios, Oakland, CA. 

TOAF London.  Sponsored by Saatchi Art. London, U.K.

Saint and Landscapes, The Port, Oakland, CA.

Fresh Works VII, juried exhibition, Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton, CA.

Berkeley Art Center Artists' Annual Exhibition, BAC, Berkeley, CA.

Microcosmos, juried group show, Gallery 621, Benecia, CA, Juror Chester Arnold, Professor at the College of Marin

Fault Lines of a Saint. Solo Show Commissioner's Choice, Lone Tree Arts Center, Denver, Colorado.

Fresh, juried group show, South Bay Contemporary, CA, Juror LA Art Critic Mat Gleason

Tempe Center for the Arts Copper Biennial, juried group show, Tempe, AZ., Jurors Patty Haberman, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum; Tom Bollinger, and Ed Copley

Best in Show, Artlink’s 16th Annual Juried show, Phoenix, AZ. Jurors: Phoenix Art Museum Director Jim Ballinger, Randy Slack, and Louise Roman.

The Reading, interactive installation, Purdue University

Look at Me; Listen to Me; Speak to Me, interactive and site-specific installation at Artel Phx.

Look at Me; Listen to Me; Speak to Me, and interactive community intervention, Storefront Seattle, Seattle, WA.

Urban Laboratory 2012, Torun, Poland

AUDO 3: Alternative Practices in Sound, Purdue University

Embodied, Buried, and Birthed, Mountain Oasis, Flagstaff, AZ.

Into the Body, an interactive video installation, Purdue University galleries, West Lafayette, IN.  Solo Show.

On Procession, - Space Tank, Indianapolis Museum of Art, with Contemporary Artists Initiative, Indianapolis, IN.

Labcoats on Clouds, Interactive Theater, Prague, Czech Republic, Visual Designer in collaboration with the Dept. of Theater and the Dept. of Dance, Prague Quadrennial

Over Amused, site-specific installation, Lafayette, IN.

Big Ten Conference Annual Graduate Exhibition, department nomination, Chicago, IL.

Art vs. Art, juried group competition, Indianapolis, IN.

Lay Flats Music Festival, Artist Workshop, Lafayette, IN.

SAC, Installation, Lafayette, IN.

Aural Alchemy, Interactive performance, Lafayette Art Museum, Lafayette, IN.

Blink, Interactive light Installation, Lafayette, IN.

New, Group Show, Patty and Rusty Reuff galleries, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

Inst-Per-Act, ArtConcept Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia                       

Candy Confessional, Interactive-performance, Wells Cultural Center, Lafayette, IN.

Body Consumable, Wells Cultural Center, Lafayette, IN.

NeoStrata, Group Show, TAF, Lafayette, IN.

Women Artists of Indiana, group show, Greater Lafayette Art Museum, Lafayette, IN.

Of Mind and Place, Group Show, Purdue University, IN

Upwards Somewhere, Site-Specific Group Installation, Lafayette, IN.

Garb, Collaborative Sculpture, with the Contemporary Artist Initiative, Lafayette, IN.

Allotropy, Group Juried Show, Indianapolis, IN                       

This Could Be Huge, Wall Drawings, Beasley Gallery, Northern Az. University, Flagstaff, Arizona

Of Body and Place, Solo Show Mountain Oasis Gallery, Flagstaff, Arizona