Born Pittsburgh, PA

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA




2010    M.F.A Art Center College Of Design, Pasadena, CA

1998    B.A (HONS) Art History, University Of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

B.A Art History/ English Literature, University Of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand




2016    Truth Syrup, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA

    Re-Planetizer, curated by The Pit, Regina Rex, New York, NY

    The Upper Deep, Open House, Los Angeles, CA

    We Like Explosions, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA

    Nora Shields - Int/Ext, The Pit II, Los Angeles, CA

2015    The Elegant Universe, The Pit, Los Angeles, curated by Gladys-Katherina Hernando. Olivia Booth, Rod Fahminian, Sonja Gerdes, Nora Shields

    Total Work, Elder house, Highland Park, Los Angeles. Angelyne, Michael Decker, Max Maslansky, Sean Brian McDonald, Nora Shields, Broc Smith

2014    Interstice, Project Art Space New York. Curated by Rob Greene and Rachel Adams Miller. Mara Baker, Kate Bonner, Scott Calhoun,David Del Francia, Rof Nowotny, Nora Shields, Peter Wu


2012    Saucy Leechcraft, JB Jurve, Los Angeles. Alice Könitz, Annette         Weisser, Cal Crawford, Matthew Grover, Nora Shields, Peter Wu,Rochele Gomez, Zack Stadel

2011    The Birthing Valley of the Blood Poppies, Actual Size, Los Angeles, curated by Adam D. Miller. Nora Shields, Alison Shulnik,     Adam D. Miller, Christopher Miles

2010    Apocalypse Later, Pool House, Highland Park, Los Angeles. Joshua Nathanson, Emily Steinfield, Owen Schmit, Nora Shields, Brianna Gorton, Rick Haeger, Malisa Humphrey, Marwah Abdul-Raman, Jason Kunke

Art Center MFA Thesis show, Decorative Disruption, Main gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. Nora Shields




2015    Los Angeles Times: “Boundaries are blurred in ‘Elegant Universe’     group show at the Pit” by David Pagel


2010    Exit Express: “Beauty Ten Years Later” by Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe,         Issue 53