Drawing is my means of observation and of paying close attention. An attempt to capture the way in which light (or the absence of light) moves across surfaces of ordinary objects is compelling to me. Using the simple tool of a pencil to translate the varying degrees of value change, has captivated me from a very early age.
Artist Bio / CV
Sheila Ghidini was born in Connecticut. She attended Hartford Art School, University of Hartford and did graduate work at Cranbrook Academy of Art. She completed an M.F.A. in sculpture at the University of California, Berkeley, receiving the Sylvan and Pam Coleman Memorial Fellowship. She was an artist-in residence at The Headlands Center for the Arts and The American Academy in Rome. She has received grants from the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, the Krasner-Pollack Foundation, the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Marcelle Labaudt Memorial Fund, Rockefeller Foundation and the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. She has taught art since 1974 and continues to do so in schools throughout the Bay Area.
1992 M.F.A Sculpture, University of California, Berkeley, CA
1979 Graduate Studies at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1974 B.F.A. Hartford Art School of the University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT