Born in Meriden, Connecticut


M.F.A Sculpture, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Graduate Studies at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

B.F.A. Hartford Art School of the University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT


2008 Mission Viejo Park, Passages
A Public Art Commission for the City of Aurora, Colorado

2006 Here
A Public Art Commission for the City of San Francisco
911/OES Building, 1011 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA

2004 Ohlone Memorialization Project
A Public Art Commission for Bay St. Emeryville, A Redevelopment Agency
5616 Bay Street, Emeryville, CA

2003 3rd Street Youth Arts Windscreens
A Public Art Commission for the City of San Francisco and MUNI
Third Street Transit Stops, San Francisco, CA

2003 Apricot Walk
A Public Art Commission for the City of Campbell
Campbell Community Center, 1 West Campbell, Campbell, CA

2001 Maze Project
A Public Art Commission for the City of Lodi

Loel Community Center Bus Shelter, 105 South Washington, Lodi, CA

2001 Three Spaces of Respite
A Public Art Commission for the City of Emeryville

1333 Park Avenue, Emeryville Civic Center, Emeryville, CA

1999 Path of 10,000 Leaves
A Public Art Commission for the City of San Jose
Morrill Avenue & Cataldi Drive, San Jose, CA

1997 SOMA Community Garden Project
A Public Art Project made possible by a grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission
Langton and Howard Streets, San Francisco, CA
Collaboration with Barbara Sizelove

1994 MUNI M-Line Platforms
A Public Art Commission for the City of San Francisco and MUNI
Two transit shelters; 19th Avenue at Holloway Avenue and 19th Avenue at Winston Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Collaboration with Leonard Hunter


Runneymede Sculpture Garden, Woodside, CA

Julie Schaffler-Dale, NYC

Schumacher Collection, Woodside, CA


2007 Wings, Drawing Installation, University of California Extensions Gallery, 3rd St., San Francisco, CA

2005 Marking Time, 2-Person Drawing Exhibition, Monterey Peninsula College Gallery, CA

1999 Volume: compressed – expanded, A collaboration with Lezli Rubin-
Kunda, City-Site, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, CA

1996 An Equation, An Installation, Space 743, San Francisco, CA

1993 A Theory of Flight, An Installation, Sesnon Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

1991 A Theory of flight #1, An Installation, Worth Ryder Gallery,
University of California, Berkeley, CA

1990 Earmarking: on the nature of communication, Kala Institute Gallery, Berkeley, CA

1989 Here, An Installation, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1988 Plato’s Cave, A Collaborative Installation with Bob Davis and Regina Gilligan, The Lab, San Francisco, CA


2008 Paperworks, SFMOMA Artistís Gallery, SF, CA

2008 Nature Study, Chandra Cerrito Gallery, Oakland, CA

2007 Close Calls, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

2005 Black and White and Read, Drawing Exhibitions, Cabrillo College, CA

2004 Marking Motion, Installation, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

2003 What we saw when we got there, The Lab, SF, CA

2002 Solos: Contemporary Monoprints, Kala Institute Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2001 Marked: Bay Area Drawing, The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery,
Hunter College, New York City
The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA

2001 Prima Cogna, Three-person exhibition, The Works Gallery, San Jose, CA

1999 Hover, A site-specific installation originating in the tower of the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

1998 Under Line, SOMAR Gallery, San Francisco, CA
A group drawing exhibition

1997 A Matter of Form, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA
A group sculpture exhibition

1996 Mostra ’96, 12 Italian-American Artists, Museo ItaloAmericano,
San Francisco, CA

1996 Next Time, A Site-Specific Installation, Headlands Center for the Arts
Sausalito, CA

1995 Kwangju Biennalle, Kwangju, Korea

1994 New Waves in Public Architecture, American Institute of Architects,
San Francisco, CA

1994 Mindful Geography: Marking Places, The Arts Commission Gallery, SF, CA

1993 Etonne Moii, Terrain Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1993 Body Politic, the Arts Commission Gallery, SF, CA

1992 Inductive Strategies, A Three-person Exhibition of Installations, New Langton Arts, SF, CA

1992 M.F.A. Exhibition, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

1991 Masks, the Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA

1990 Within Earshot, An Installation in the Musee d’honneur Miniscule,
New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA

1989 Clothing As Allegory, the Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Curated by Anne Healey

1985 The Creative Spirit, Maier Museum of Art, Randolf Macon’s Women’s College, Lynchburg, Virginia


1998 Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Grant, CCA

1999 Krasner-Pollack Grant

1994 Cultural Equity Grant, San Francisco Arts Commission

1993 Veronica di Rosa Fellowship, Artist Residency, Headlands Center for the Arts

1991 Marcelle Labaudt Memorial Fellowship, the San Francisco Women Artist Organization

1992 Sylvan C. Coleman and Pam Coleman Memorial Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, CA

1988 New Langton Arts Interdisciplinary Grant, New Langton arts, SF, CA

1977 Artist’s Fellowship, Connecticut Commission on the Arts


Headlands Center for the Arts

American Academy in Rome


2008 California College of the Arts, Oakland †
Sculpture 1, Spring semester †† †

1996-2008 University of California Extensions, SF †† †
Drawing and Visual Dynamics

1999-2000 University of California, Berkeley
Site-Specific Installation

1991-1992 San Francisco State University

1998 California College of Arts, Oakland, CA
Spring Semester, Graduate Seminar
Shared Space-Place

1994-1997 California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
Core Program(Foundations)

1996 Foothills-De Anza Community College, Los Altos, CA
Summer Program

1992-1994 University of California, Berkeley, CA

1988-1991 San Francisco State University, S.F., CA


April, 2008
Cheng, DeWitt, Nature Makes Its Comeback, Three artists do field work in reality, East Bay Express (PDF)

March 2007
Van Proyen, Mark. Close Calls: 2007 at the Headlands Center for the Arts

Winter 2006
Nonnenberg, Sheryl, Runnymede A Natural Space, ARTWORKS Magazine

March 2004
Nobida, Martin, Public-works projects are created with artistic flair and mixed-media, Campbell Reporter

July, 2002
Martine, Lord, Youth art to decorate new Third Street Light Rail

March 2003
Buuck, David, What We Saw When We Got There at The Lab, Artweek

June, 2001
Hubbard, Lee. Black Youth Contribute to Third Street Light Rail Project, The Sun-Reporter, volume 58, number 76

Jacobson, Heidi Zuckerman. Marked: Bay Area Drawing, Catalogue essay, Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery, Hunter College, NYC

Everett, Deborah, Marked: Bay Area Drawing, Leubsdorf Gallery, Hunter College, NY Zing Magazine, #17

June, 1999
Barnacle, Betty, Artist creates Design for Park, San Jose Mercury News (PDF)

Feb. 1997
Webster, Mary Hull. Sheila Ghidini at Space 743, Artweek

June 1995
Bressi, Todd W. Communication with the Community, Art in Transit, Federal Transit Administration (PDF)

April 1994
Bartlett, Mark. Experimentation at New Langton Arts, Artweek

January 1994
Ho, Cathy Lang. Barrack-room Bohemia, headlands Center for the Arts in Metropolis Magazine

Nesbit, Jim. Sheila Ghidini: Theories of Flight, Catalogue essay, Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery, Porter College, University of California, Santa Cruz

MacCannell, Juliet Flower and Mark Bartlett, Headlands Journal 1993, Sustainability1: Given Space, Sheila Ghidini.

Healy, Anne, Clothing as Allegory, Catalogue essay, Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Jan, Alfred. Plato’s Cave, High Performance Magazine


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