Temple Shipley is an independent curator who specializes in collections of contemporary art. Her previous curatorial experience consists of the Dallas Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Graham Foundation in Chicago, the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust, and the Smart Museum at the University of Chicago. Shipley curated the exhibition Picturing the Iconic: Andy Warhol to Kara Walker, which was organised by the Art Museum of Sonoma County and toured to the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah. Her research interests include new media, documentary photography, and contemporary architecture.

Shipley earned her BA in Art History from the University of Chicago. She is the recipient of multiple Metcalf fellowships and Eugene McDermott grants. 

In 2014, she co-founded Design Future Dallas, which is an initiative to engage North Texas designers in a dialogue about the region's built environment.