Shelley Lake received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1976. Her experimentation with art and technology began more than 35 years ago, as a computer science major at Brown University.
In 1979, Lake earned a Master of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and became the first female graduate of the Architecture Machine Group, now known as the Media Lab. Featured in numerous international art exhibitions and film festivals, she has won a Clio award, Japan´s NICOGRAPH award for “Still Picture Computer Graphics Grand Prize”, placed first in an AT&T Image Competition, and was a technical director for the Academy Award winning The Last Starfighter.
She also holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College, and currently owns and operates Sky Lake Studios, a visionary computer graphics facility in Central Florida.