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Sheila Ann Swartz
724.388.1574 | sheila@sheilaswartz.com | Pittsburgh, PA 15223

EDUCATION
2019 MFA, Sculpture, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
2016 MA Studio Art, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
1992 BFA in Sculpture, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

EXHIBITIONS: Juried | Group | Invitational
2019 What Deepest Remains, Group A, Pittsburgh, PA (upcoming); MFA Thesis Exhibition, Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
2018 AAP's 106th Annual Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA; Solo show, Aisling Group, Washington, DC; Alloy Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Entangled, Group A exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA; Graduate Scholar’s Forum Exhibition (invitational), Indiana University of Pennsylvania

2017 Just Say’n, Bottle Works, Johnstown, PA; I’m With Her (group invitational), PASSHE Women’s Consortium Conference, Indiana University of PA; Women in Art, Seton Hill University, PA; Entity, Pittsburgh, PA; Speak for Yourself (Assoc. Artists Member Show), Pittsburgh, PA; Three Rivers Juried Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA; Crafted Together (group invitational), East End Brewery; Graduate Scholar’s Forum Exhibition (invitational), Indiana University of Pennsylvania

2016 MA Thesis Exhibition, Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; No Theme, No Rules, No Restrictions, Miller Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (group invitational); She Is, International Education Symposium, Indiana University of PA (solo exhibition); Ashes to Ashes, Indiana University of PA (group invitational); Different Eyes, Another Box (group show), Miller Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

2015 Words and Objectivity (group invitational) curated by Mireia Sentis, Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

1993 Lemp Brewery Group Exhibition, Historic Lemp Brewery, St. Louis, MO; Society of Sculptors: Pittsburgh Steel Juried Exhibition, Metalwork Gallery, Chicago, IL

1992 Pittsburgh Society of Artists Annual Exhibition, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, PA; BFA Thesis Exhibition, Kipp Gallery, Indiana, PA; Pittsburgh Society of Sculptors Annual Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA; Pittsburgh Center of the Arts Juried Exhibition, Art Institute, Pittsburgh, PA; Three Rivers Juried Exhibition, USX Tower, Pittsburgh, PA

1991 Transcendence (solo exhibition) Pittsburgh, PA; Three Rivers Juried Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA

RESIDENCIES
2019 Distillery Artist in Residency, Brew House Association, Pittsburgh, PA
2018 Alloy Artist in Residency, Rivers of Steel Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

EXHIBITIONS CURATED
2019 AAP Invitational, Pittsburgh International Airport, Pittsburgh, PA (upcoming Sept. 2019)
2017 Crafted Together (invitational), Pittsburgh, PA; Vulnerability, Indiana, P
2016 Expectations: A Performance Art Experience, Gray Space Gallery, Indiana, PA; Creative Coexistence, Gray Space Gallery, Indiana, PA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2019-present Exhibition Committee member, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh
2017-present Museum and gallery assistant, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
2015-present Graduate Assistant in Sculpture, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
2015 Graduate Assistant in Art History, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
2007-2010 Art Educator, The Learning Tree Homeschool Organization, Indiana, PA
Secondary education: Painting, drawing, design, sculpture
1994-1996 Art director, Northside Homeless Shelter, Chicago, IL.
1994-1995 Art Preparator and Framer, Picture Us Galleries, Chicago, IL.
1989-1991 Art Educator, Indiana County Community Action Program, Indiana, PA
Special needs adult art education: Sculpture, painting, and drawing

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND SERVICES
2019-present Group A, member
2018-present American Association of University Women, member
2017-present Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Member
2017-present Graduate Art Association, President
2015-present Graduate Art Association, Member
2015- 2016 Clay Club, Treasurer
2015 Relay for Life, Team Captain
1992-1994 St. Louis Art Association, Member
1990-1992 Society of Sculptors of Pittsburgh, Member
1990-1992 Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Member
1990-1992 Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Member
1989-1992 Student Art Association, Indiana University of Pa, Member

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
2018 American Association of University Women Scholarship
2017 College of Fine Arts Department Scholarship, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
2017 Three Rivers Juror’s Award, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2016 College of Fine Arts Department Scholarship, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
2015 College of Fine Arts Department Scholarship, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

COLLECTIONS
1994 Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
1991 Art history and sculpture study with Dr. James Nestor. London, England and Paris, France