Sheila Lanham was born in Baltimore, MD. She lives and works in Ridgewood, Queens, NY and Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. She is also a poet.

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD 1984-87
     SACI (Studio Art Centers International), Firenze, Italy 1986
     Alliance of Independent Colleges of Art-NY Studio Program 1987
School of Visual Arts, NYC 1979-80
Group Exhibitions
"Nation IV, Through the Rabbit Hole", Sideshow Gallery
January 9 – March 20, Brooklyn, NY

"Last Dance @ The Old Gem", June 12-June 14, 2015, benefit for Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn, NY

"NYC Salon Showcase: A Weekend at the Old Gem", February 28-March 1, 2015, benefit for Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn, NY

"Sideshow Nation III, Circle the Wagons", Sideshow Gallery, January 10-March 15, 2015, Brooklyn, NY

"The Last Brucenial", Bruce High Quality Foundation, March 7 -April 4, 2014, 837 Washington Street, NYC

"Sideshow Nation II", Sideshow Gallery,  January 4-March 2, 2014, Brooklyn, NY

"Mapping Correspondence: Mail Art in the 21st Century "
Center for Book Arts, NYC, 2008

"Collage", GCCA Mountaintop Gallery, Windham, NY 1994

"Drop Dead Painting", 103 Reade Street, NYC (curated by John Ford) 1994

"Monochromatic Drawings", GCCA Mountaintop Gallery, Windham, NY 1993

 "Sheila Lanham: Recent Works", Club U.S.A., NYC 1993

"Art for Everyone", Club U.S.A., NYC 1993

"Group Show", Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT  1992

"Salon of the Mating Spiders", Herron-Test Site Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC 1992

"1.5 Show", Muranushi Lederman Productions/Tribeca 148 Gallery, NYC  1992

"Fate of the Earth", Ceres Gallery, NYC 1992

"O.I.A. Salon ‘91", Tribeca 148 Gallery, NYC (Organization of Independent Artists) 1991

"New Generation ’91 ", Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

"Open House", AICA Studio, NYC 1986 

"Group Exhibition", SACI, Florence, Italy 1986 

"Aquarium Show", School 33, Baltimore, MD 1982 

"Sheila Lanham: Shipshapes”, Empire Gallery, Baltimore, MD 1982

Awards & Residencies
The Vermont Studio Center  September, 1992 Fellowship

Professional Experience
Previously an archivist in the studios of Arman, Karel Appel, Donald Baechler and others

The Merida Review, literary ezine, Yucatan, MX  January 2013
El Diario de Yucatan, MX  January 2013


Poetry Publications
Smoke Shadows, Finishing Line Press, 2013
Gathering Voices: An Anthology of Baltimore Poets, Dolphin Moon/7th Son/Tropos Press (Eds. David Beaudouin, James Taylor and Afaa Michael Weaver) 1985
Baltimore Blues & Greens, Self-Service Press, NY  Cover art: Larry Rivers  1978

Other Publications
The Merida Review, LiveMag; Exquisite Corpse, New Orleans, LA; The Pearl, Baltimore, MD (co-editor with David Beaudouin - Interviews with Roy Lichtenstein and Grace Hartigan, poetry)

LaMama, NYC; CLWNWR Reading Series @ SafeT Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; The Painting Center, NYC; Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Recipient: ARTSCAPE Literary Reading; The Kitchen, NY; Poetry Project (Maryland Writers Council), Baltimore, MD and other venues

*Founder and Director of U.S. Poets in Mexico, a small literary not-for-profit that introduces American and Mexican poets and encourages translation projects
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