Sheila Swartz was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She recently earned her MFA degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she studied Sculpture. Sheila’s artistic practice investigates women’s narratives and private spaces, specifically the home. Her work includes mixed media sculptures and installations primarily consisting of building materials, fibers, and deconstructed found objects. Sheila's artwork has been exhibited regionally and nationally. She was a 2018 Alloy Pittsburgh artist, has received a Juror’s Choice Award at the 2017 Three Rivers Juried Art Exhibition. She currently serves on the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Exhibition Committee and is a 2019-2020 Distillery Artist in Residency at the Brew House Association. She resides in Pittsburgh with her partner and children.