Born 1954, Miami Beach, Florida

Shelley Lake received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1976. Her experimentation with art and technology began more than 40 years ago, as a computer science major at Brown University under the direction of Andy van Dam.

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, the institution now known as the Media Lab. At MIT, she trained with Nicholas Negroponte, Aldo Tambellini, Muriel Cooper, Otto Piene and Harold Edgerton, pioneers in the fusion of science, art and technology.

Featured in numerous international art exhibitions and film festivals, she has won a Clio award, Japan's NICOGRAPH award, placed first in an AT&T image competition and was a technical director for the Academy Award winning, The Last Starfighter.

Lake 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.

Shelley Lake choreographs a scene from The Last Starfighter at Digital Productions, 1984

Shelley Lake choreographs a scene from The Last Starfighter at Digital Productions, 1984