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 throughoutthe Bay Area, including University of California, Berkeley, California College of Arts, San Francisco State University and University of California Extensions. Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA, represents Sheila.


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


2017 Oak Knoll Retail Plaza Design Finalist, Oakland, CA

2014 Migration, An Installation commission at the Twitter Offices, SF, CA

2008 Passages, Mission Viejo Park
A public art commission for the City of Aurora, Colorado

2006 Ohlone Project, Bay St., Emeryville, CA
A public art commission for Bay St. Redevelopment Agency

2004 Youth Arts Posters for 3rd St. Light Rail,
A public art commission for San Francisco Arts Commission

2003 Apricot Walk, City of Campbell, CA
A public art commission for the City of Campbell, CA

2001 Maze Project, City of Lodi, CA
A public art commission for the City of Lodi, CA

2001 Three Spaces of Respite, City of Emeryville, CA
A public art commission for the City of Emeryville, CA

1999 Path of 10,000 Leaves, City of San Jose, CA
A public art commission for the City of San Jose, CA

1997 SOMA Community Garden Project, San Francisco, CA
A project made possible by a grant for the SF Art Commission

1994 MUNI M-Line Platforms, San Francisco Arts Commission
A public art commission for the city of San Francisco and MUNI


2018 In-between spaces, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA

2016 A Fleeting Grace, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA

2013 Conversations, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA

2012 Half tones, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA

1999 Volume: compressed - expanded, A collaboration with Lezli Rubin-Kunda and Norcal, 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

1990 Earmarking: on the nature of communication, An Installation with video, Kala Institute Gallery, Berkeley, CA

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

1989 Plato's Cave, A Collaborative Installation, The Lab, San Francisco, CA


2015 Objects of Contemplation, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA

2014 Day Re-Dreamed, Kala Art Institute Off-site, Berkeley, CA
Sky, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

2013 Almost Together, The Hazel Wolf Gallery, David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA

2011 The Language of Flowers, Art on First, Napa Arts Commission, Napa, CA
Habitat-Explorations in Home and Shelter, CA Bank of Commerce, Lafayette, CA

2011 6 Artists, Thoreau Center for Sustainability Center, presidio, San Francisco, CA

2010 A thousand ways to kiss the ground, 2-person exhibit, Mari Andrews and Sheila Ghidini-Chandra Cerrito Gallery, Oakland, CA

2009 Artisterium, Modus Operandi, A quest for a different way, International Exhibit of Contemporary Art, Tbilisi, Georgia

2008 Nature Study, Chandra Cerrito Gallery, Oakland, CA

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

2004 Marking Motion, Installation, The Lab, San Francisco, 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+Sonoma Valley Museum, Sonoma, CA Curated by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson

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

1997 A Matter of Form, Bolinas Museum, Sculpture exhibit, Bolinas, CA

1996 Mostra '96, 12 Italian-American Artists, Museo ItaloAmericano, SF, CA

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

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

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

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

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


SF General Zuckerburg Hospital

Sonoma State University Art Collection in Rohnert Park, CA

Runneymede Sculpture Garden, Woodside, CA

Schumacher Collection, Woodside, CA

Walnut Creek Public Library, Walnut Creek, CA

Public Utilities Building, SF, CA

Laguna Honda Hospital, SF, CA


1998 Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Grant, CCA

1999 Krasner-Pollack Grant

1993 Cultural Equity Grant, San Francisco Arts Commission

1992 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 Rockefeller Foundation, administered by New Langton Arts Interdisciplinary Grant, New Langton Arts, SF, CA

1977 Artist's Fellowship, Connecticut Commission on the Arts


Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

American Academy in Rome, Italy


MUNI M-Line Transit Shelters, San Francisco
Jill Manton
Director of Policy and Planning
San Francisco Art Commission
25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240
San Francisco, CA
415 252 2590
[email protected]

Apricot Walk, Campbell, CA
Zarka Popovic
City of Williams
810 Williams St.
Williams, CA 95987
530 517 2312
[email protected]

Passages, Aurora, Colorado
Deana Miller
Public Art Program Manager
City of Aurora
Art in Public Places
14949 E Alameda Parkway
Aurora, CO 80012
[email protected]
303 739 6747


©2012 Sheila Ghidini