Shelley Kopp earned a Ph.D. from the Visual Arts Department at the University of Western Ontario in the summer of 2023. Her area of research focuses on the movement of traditional artwork to digital media. She examines the concerns and advantages of these forms of representation for the museum which both hosts the original works and disseminates digital copies to their website and to social media.
She is the past editor of the visual arts graduate students' journal, tba: journal of art, media, & visual culture, as well as the founding associate editor- art history and theory, of tba. Shelley joined the editorial team of the Embassy Cultural House website in fall 2020 and collated, designed, and edited the exhibition catalogue for Hiding in Plain Sight. In January 2021, she curated the digital exhibition/catalogue for the Artlab Gallery at Western University, Distance makes the heart grow weaker. In December, 2021, she was part of the editorial team for the Embassy Cultural House tabloid re-issue.