Shelby Langei is an artist from Bismarck, North Dakota currently living in Moorhead, Minnesota. She received her Associates Degree from Bismarck State College in 2014. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art with an emphasis in Drawing and Illustration at Minnesota State University-Moorhead in 2018. Since 2014, she has run a freelance illustration studio named Shelby’s The Creep Factor. Her studio specializes in tattoo design and illustration commissions alongside displaying works in yearly exhibitions around Minnesota. Her work explores depictions of fantastical folklore through bold colored and highly textured portraits. In the future she plans on opening a full gallery with her husband as a way to give more opportunities to young artists with unusual art practices.


(Moorhead, MN)

  • Professional Affiliation: Shelby’s the Creep-Factor Art Studio

  • Education: BFA with emphasis in Drawing and Illustration from Minnesota State University-Moorhead

  • Medium: Mixed Media Illustration (pen, ink, gauche, colored pencil, Coptic marker, acrylic)

  • Style: illustrative / fantastical realism / folklore inspired portraiture

  • Associations: Fargo Moorhead Visual Artist Association (FMVA), Bismark Arts and Galleries Association (BAGA)

  • Exhibitions:

    • Fargo-Moorhead Studio Crawl 2018 / group show / Roland Dille Center for the Arts, Moorhead, MN.

    • Gods & Monsters 2018 / group show / Artspace, Jackson (Jac) Flats, Minneapolis, MN.

    • Juried Art Show 2018 / group show / Roland Dille Center for the Arts Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN.

    • White Elephant Art Exhibition 2018 / group show / Ochre Creative Studios, Fargo, ND.

    • BFA Exhibition 2018 / group show / Roland Dille Center for the Arts, Minnesota Moorhead, MN.

    • Unicorn Show 2018 / group show / Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.

    • Weird Sh*t Art Show 2017 / group show / A-Mill Artist Loft, Minneapolis, MN.

    • Juried Art Show 2014 / group show / Gannon Gallery, Bismarck State College, Bismarck, ND.