Sheila Lanham was born in Baltimore, MD and studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art and the School of Visual Arts. She currently lives and works in Queens, NY and Oaxaca, Mexico. 

Group Exhibitions

"Nation IV, Through the Rabbit Hole", 2016, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
"Last Dance @ The Old Gem", 2015, benefit for Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn, NY
"NYC Salon Showcase: A Weekend at the Old Gem", 2015, benefit for Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn, NY
"Sideshow Nation III, Circle the Wagons", 2015, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
"The Last Brucenial", 2014, Bruce High Quality Foundation, 837 Washington Street, NYC
"Sideshow Nation II", 2014, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
"Mapping Correspondence: Mail Art in the 21st Century", 2008,
Center for Book Arts, NYC
"Collage", 1994, GCCA Mountaintop Gallery, Windham, NY
"Drop Dead Painting", 1994, 103 Reade Street, NYC (curator: John Ford)
"Monochromatic Drawings" 1993 GCCA Mountaintop Gallery,Windham, NY
"Sheila Lanham: Recent Works", 1993, Club U.S.A., NYC
"Art for Everyone", Club U.S.A., NYC 1993
"Salon of the Mating Spiders", 1992, Herron-Test Site Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC
"1.5 Show", Muranushi Lederman Productions NYC, 1992, 148 Gallery
"Fate of the Earth", 1992, Ceres Gallery, NYC
"O.I.A. Salon ‘91", 1991, Tribeca 148 Gallery, NYC (Organization of Independent Artists)
"New Generation ’91 ", 1991, Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
"Open House", 1986, AICA Studio, NYC
"Group Exhibition", 1986, SACI, Florence, Italy
"Aquarium Show", 1982, School 33, Baltimore, MD
"Sheila Lanham: Shipshapes”, 1982, Empire Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Awards & Residencies
The Vermont Studio Center 
SACI (Studio Art Centers International), Firenze, Italy
Alliance of Independent Colleges of Art-NYC Studio Program

Professional Experience
Previously an archivist in the studios of Arman, Karel Appel, Donald Baechler and others; studio assistant to Jane Freilicher

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

Founder and Director of U.S. Poets in Mexico, a small literry organization that introduces American and Mexican poets and encourages translation projects

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
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