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 artistic direction of the organization.
Shell also serves as the President of the Northwest Arts Council for the Portland Art Museum and the Portland Art Focus group of Portland Art Dealer’s Association.