Tia Shekelle (b. 1999) was raised in S.E. Asia and the Pacific Northwest. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cornish College of the Arts in 2021 and continues to live and work in Seattle, WA. Tia is a multidisciplinary artist, focusing primarily on painting and textiles. Her practice focuses on healing through intimacy, identity, and cultural practices. She explores the process of reconciling a fragmented identity. Tia has participated in a number of shows including here/now: and everywhere after at the Behnke Family Gallery (2022), 9th Ave Gallery (2021), Fred Hutch (2021), Bellingham Arts and Music Festival (2018, 2019) and other galleries and art spaces in Washington.