Shelley Wood has work in private and public collections. She has received two Cultural Contracts from the City of Austin as well as a Partners in the Arts and Humanities award. Wood earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas concentrating in photography. After working as a photographers’ assistant in California and New York, she eventually transitioned into working as a freelance photographer never losing site of her personal work along the way. Around 2010, she began teaching photography.She continues to create and exhibit work while sharing her love for photography through teaching. Shelley teaches many avenues of photography at a variety of schools in Austin and privately. Her work has been published nationally and internationally. She has served as the Director of the DarkRoom Co-op since 1994 and has been teaching swimming since high school.