Sheila Elias

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Sheila Elias (born in Chicago, Illinois) is an American artist. Her works have been featured in exhibitions across North America and at the Liberty show at the Louvre Museum in Paris.


Elias graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago, lives and works in Miami, Florida and in New York City.[citation needed] As an artist and art historian, Elias works with the layers of life and art history, seeking in it a connection between art aesthetics and social consciousness.

Elias has been doing installations reflecting her studio’s neighborhood since the 1980s and she has received recognition for her blend of social consciousness and aesthetics.[citation needed] Her work spans the disciplines of painting, digital mixed media, sculpture, installation and performance.

Notable exhibitions[edit]

  • Museo Vault in Wynwood Art District, Miami
  • Coral Springs Museum of Art, Sheila Elias: Somewhere-Anywhere, Coral Springs, Fla.[1]
  • Lila G. Martinez Gallery, Cambridge, Mass.
  • The Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, Mass.
  • The Napoleon Grand Salon at The Deauville Hotel, Miami Beach, Fla.
  • Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, Calif.
  • Farmani Gallery, “SOMEWHERE-ANYWHERE,” Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Boca Grande Art Alliance National Exhibition.
  • Maryland Federation of Art.
  • Visual Arts Center of New Jersey.
  • Bass Museum, “I Wanna Be Loved by You: Photographs of Marilyn Monroe,” Miami Beach, Fla.
  • Masur Museum of Art.
  • OMNIART, "Sonic Silence," Miami, Fla.
  • Kim Foster Gallery, "Beyond the Camera...," New York, NY
  • Silvana Facchini Gallery, "Living in Miami," Miami, Fla.
  • South Florida / Art Center, "Reconnect," Miami Beach, Fla.
  • Maryland Federation of Art, "Art on Paper 2001"
  • Corcoran Gallery, Annapolis, MD, juror David C. Levy
  • Veneto Gallery, Miami, Fla.
  • Marguiles Taplin Gallery, Bay Harbour, Fla.
  • "Secret Gardens," Travelling Exhibition, Lowe Art Museum, Miami, Fla.
  • Public Art Program, City of Orlando, Fla.
  • Lowe Museum, University of Miami, Fla.
  • Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, Fla.
  • Bernard Biderman Gallery, New York, NY
  • Metro Dade Cultural Resource Center, Miami, Fla.
  • Huntsville Museum of Art
  • New England Center for Contemporary Art
  • San Diego Art Institute, CA
  • Anne Jaffe Gallery, Bay Harbour, Fla.
  • Ratner Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Santa Monica Heritage Museum, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Paula Allan Gallery, New York, NY.
  • 1988 Otis Parsons School of Design, "Hollywood: Portrait of the Stars" Calif.
  • Louvre, Institute des Decoratifs, "Liberty: the Official Exhibitions Centenary

of the Statue of Liberty", Louvre Institut des Decoratifs, Paris, France[2]

  • New York Public Library, New York, NY
  • Gallery Q, Tokyo, Japan
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • New York University, Loeb Gallery, New York, NY
  • Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, Calif.
  • Danville Museum of Fine Arts, Danville, Virginia
  • Alex Rosenberg Gallery, New York, NY
  • New York University, New York, NY

Stella Polaris Gallery, Los Angeles, Calif. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

  • Pictogram Gallery, East Village, NY
  • California State University,Northridge, Calif.
  • Institute for Contemporary Arts, Korea
  • Forcus International, "American Woman in Art", Nairobi, Kenya
  • Laguna Beach Museum of Art, OCCA, Long Beach, Calif.
  • Gallery One, Fort Worth, Texas, juror: Dr. William Otton
  • Janco-Dada Museum, Ein Hod, Israel
  • Rutgers University, NJ
  • Arizona State University, Ariz.
  • American Academy of Fine Arts and Letters, New York, NY

Works in public collections[edit]


  1. ^ Valys, Phillip. "Exhibits 'Shape' Up Nicely In C. Springs". South Florida Sun-Sentinel, September 27, 2009. Retrieved on May 23, 2013.
  2. ^ Loper, Mary Lou. "Horsey Set Gets Ready for Breeders' Cup". Los Angeles Times, October 26, 1986. Retrieved on May 23, 2013.
  3. ^ "Sheila Elias - All About Art". All About Art. Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  4. ^ "Brooklyn Museum: Contemporary Art: Curtain Up". Retrieved 2016-04-06. 

External links[edit]

Artist's books[edit]

Elias, Sheila; Frank, Peter; Anderson-Spivy, Alexandra; Lowe Art Museum Staff (July 1997). Sheila Elias: Secret Gardens. Lowe Art Museum. ISBN 978-0-9648614-1-1.