“To him, it’s about urging people ‘at a granular level’ to start over, with less fear and more optimism.”
-- Los Angeles Times
(b. 1963, Miami) Stuart Sheldon is a multi media artist best known for meticulous collage paintings and immersive installations exploring human ecstasy and folly. Swan Dive is his latest project, a podcast about people who took the big leap in life toward their vision. His 2018 billboard, How Was School Today?, appeared on I-95 in Miami for two months as part of For Freedoms’ 50 State Initiative. For this, Sheldon won a 2018 Ellies Creator Award from Oolite Arts, honoring “the backbone of Miami’s visual arts community.” He spent a year teaching art to children in an inner-city Miami public library as part of his 2018 ProjectArt artist-in-residence. Sheldon created and hosted the 2017 public television project, Meet Your Makers, in collaboration with PBS. Writing projects include his ongoing Family Matters column, covering art, humor, and life, for the Biscayne Times in Miami. In 2001, he co-founded the award-winning Streaming Media Magazine in San Francisco. Sheldon's work has been presented at the PAMM and MOCA in Miami, Apollinaire Fine Arts London, re: Publica Berlin, Art Miami, SCOPE and Pinta. Collections/commissions include the Braman family and Royal Caribbean Cruises. For the past two years, Sheldon has been living between Miami and a remote seaside village in Costa Rica with his wife and two young sons.