Shirley Wyrick was an Iowa City artist and resident. In her art practice, Wyrick focused on large scale sculptural and installation works. Many of her works were installed within the state of Iowa including at the State Historical Society in Des Moines and at multiple locations across the University of Iowa'ÂÂs campus in Iowa City. Wyrick was an advocate for supporting and encouraging arts in the Iowa City community and served on committees for multiple arts organizations including the Greater Iowa City Cultural Alliance (GICACA). She also helped lead an effort to build CenterSpace, a multi-disciplinary community arts center that would have been located in downtown Iowa City.