Shirley Drevich holds a BFA from Tulane University in Ceramics and Photography. She did post graduate work in Jewelry at Boston University’s Program in Artisanry.
An award winning jewelry artist for 25 years, she has exhibited widely at Contemporary Craft Shows, Art Festivals, galleries and in major museum shops including The Whitney Store Next Door, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and The Walker Art Center. Shirley has come full circle and renewed her passion for photography through the iPhone. Since 2010 she has been immersed in iPhoneography, capturing and processing images with her iPhone. She has exhibited in juried and invitational iPhoneography exhibitions throughout the US and Europe including New York, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Miami and Italy. Shirley was a finalist in the first Mobile Phone Awards (MPA) in 2011 and has received an Honorable Mention announced in January 2013. Her images also appear on P1xels: The Art of the iPhone, http://www.pixelsatanexhibition.com, a curated iPhoneography website.
She teaches iPhoneography at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami, FL since 2011. Her work begins with the “aha” moment of perception, followed by the capture of the image, then its transformation into a painterly pictorial space inspired by color, light, texture and technology. She uses the iPhone because it’s always with her and is like having a camera, darkroom and photo studio in her pocket at all times. She calls this work her “app dance,” an intuitive process married with technology. The iPhone helps make the real super-real and transforms the super-real into art.