Born in Baltimore, MD, studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art and the School of Visual Arts. Sheila Lanham lives Ridgewood, NY and works in NYC and Oaxaca, Mexico.


2019  Group Exhibitions:
Unextinguished: The Episodic Landscape
, SRO Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Review by John DeWind at NAIA

2016  Group Exhibitions: 
Nation IV, Through the Rabbit Hole, 2016, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015  Group Exhibitions:
Last Dance @ The Old Gem, benefit for Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn, NY

NYC Salon Showcase: A Weekend at the Old Gem, benefit for Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn, NY

Sideshow Nation III, Circle the Wagons, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Group Exhibitions
The Last Brucenial, Bruce High Quality Foundation, 837 Washington Street, NYC

Sideshow Nation II, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

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

1994  Group Exhibitions
Collage, GCCA Mountaintop Gallery, Windham, NY

Drop Dead Painting,  103 Reade Street, NYC (curator: John Ford)

1993 Group Exhibitions:
Monochromatic Drawings, GCCA Mountaintop Gallery,Windham, NY

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

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

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

1.5 Show, Muranushi Lederman Productions NYC, 148 Gallery

Fate of the Earth, Ceres Gallery, NYC

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

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

1986 Group Exhibitions
Open House, AICA Studio, NYC

Group Exhibition, SACI, Florence, Italy

1982 Group Exhibitions
Aquarium Show, School 33, Baltimore, MD

Sheila Lanham: Shipshapes, 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 literary 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