Shaylin Wallace "Shay The Surrealist" is a 22-year old digital artist from Wilmington, Delaware. She specializes in creating surrealistic compositions by manipulating stock photos using Adobe Photoshop. As an artist, she strives to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary, catching her audience’s attention with her surreal, yet so real masterpieces. Many of her works combine human figures or animals with nature. She loves to use objects such as trees, clouds, birds and smoke to symbolize growth, freedom, and different emotions in her pieces.
Clients include: Netflix, Adobe, AMC, Warner Bros, and more!
Her artwork has been exhibited in:
Genoa Italy, Paris France, & Porto Portugal
Based in Wilmington, Delaware.
B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Salisbury University
Who is your muse?
"I am my own muse. My artwork is a reflection of myself and it wasn’t until last year I realized that. Whether it’s a deep emotion, random thoughts running through my mind, or my own experiences, I subconsciously show it in my artwork."
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CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION: AD ASTRA, GENOA, ITALY (FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 11 2021)
FOCUS ON COLOUR OF LIFE, PARIS FRANCE (12-18 ART&MISS GALLERY & 15-21 AU MEDICIS GALLERY OCTOBER 2020)
FOCUS ON COLOUR OF LIFE, PORTO PORTUGAL (VOL. 2 14-23, SEPTEMBER 2020)
ENVISION ARTS SHOW: BEYOND (SEPTEMBER 1-30 2020)
THE SHAY MIX-IT-UP EXHIBIT: SHELBY LONG & SHAYLIN WALLACE (SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER 2018)
COLORBLOC MAGAZINE ISS008 NEXT GEN - FEATURED & INTERVIEWED
TIME MAGAZINE - NFTS ARE SHAKING UP THE ART WORLD— BUT THEY COULD CHANGE SO MUCH MORE
WHITEPAPERBY - GRAPHIC DESIGN AS A LIFESTYLE. INTERVIEW WITH SHAYLIN WALLACE
DIGITAL ART COLLECTORS - SHAY THE SURREALIST
SHADES & COLOR: FEBRUARY'S FOUNDER'S PICK - SHAY! GRAPHIC DESIGN & SURREALIST VISIONARY
ARTS AND CULTURE REIMAGINED - SHAYLIN WALLACE
ART PLUGGED - SHAYLIN WALLACE: EMERGING ARTISTS
DIGITAL INTERVIEW WITH PROVK MAGAZINE
YACONIC MAG - SHAYLIN WALLACE AND MINIMALISM IN THE PORTRAIT
ADOBE - INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY BLOG
50 STATES - DELAWARE WITH SHAYLIN WALLACE
16-YEAR OLD FINDS HER ARTISTIC SIDE THROUGH PICSART
LEARN PHOTOSHOP: SMWALLDAY - A TALENTED GRAPHIC DESIGNER
EXPLORING PHOTO MANIPULATION: ANALYSIS AND INTERVIEWS
2020 CERTIFICATE OF HONORABLE MENTION - ENVISION ARTS SHOW
2017 SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL: DIGITAL ART
2017 SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS - SILVER KEY: DIGITAL ART
2017 SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS - GOLD KEY: DIGITAL ART
2017 SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION: ART PORTFOLIO
2017 SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION: DIGITAL ART
What is the biggest challenge of being an artist?
"As an artist, there are many big challenges that I have faced. From knowing my worth, to wanting to constantly produce my best work (perfectionism mindset), imposter syndrome, to not receiving the recognition/credit I deserve for my craft; there are just so many big challenges that I have faced on my journey. I guess the answer to this question will be different for every artist based on their own experiences."