Blake Shell is a curator, arts worker, and artist living in Portland, Oregon. She has worked as a curator and administrator of academic galleries and art organizations since 2002. Exhibitions curated by Shell have received reviews regionally as well as in Artforum.com's Critic's Picks and Daily Serving. Currently she works at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center as the Executive Director, providing leadership and direction of the organization.
Shell also serves as the President of the Northwest Arts Council for the Portland Art Museum. Her own work has been exhibited alongside video artists Bill Viola, Nam June Paik, and William Wegman; although she rarely gets to make art these days. There's just too much good stuff to organize, support, and make happen out in the world.