Sheila Elias Bio


“Six Figures” Buccellati, Bal Harbour, FL
“Figure it Out” Pre-Art Basel Exhibition, Sheila Elias Studio, Miami, FL
“The Trace” Lichtundfire Gallery, New York, NY

“eye-Pad” Silvana Facchini Gallery, Wynwood, Miami, FL
“Jewels” Buccellati, Bal Harbour, FL
“Chai Contemporary” Jewish Museum, Miami Beach, FL
“Faces” Sagamore Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
“Levels and Layers”, A&D Gallery, Miami, FL
“Tribute to Africa” Silvana Facchini Gallery, Wynwood, Miami, FL
“Older Than Jesus” The Bake House Art Complex, Wynwood, Miami, FL
“Horizons” Pre-Art Basel Exhibition, Sheila Elias Studio, Miami, FL

META – “Forces of Nature: Bounce and Flow” – Opa Locka, FL
Jewish Museum of  Miami Beach Purim Ball Silent Auction – Miami Beach, FL

Elias Studio “Sonic Silence II” – Art Institute of Chicago Alumni, Trustees and Donors – Pre-Art Basel Miami Beach
Apple Store “iPaint on my iPad,” Chicago, IL
Rosenthal Fine Art, Chicago, IL
Apple Store “iPaint on my iPad,” Santa Monica, CA
California Heritage Museum, Santa Monica, CA
Blink Group Gallery “Through the Looking Glass,” Miami, FL

Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Hong Kong Art Basel
Apple Store IFC “iPaint on my iPad” Hong Kong, China
Zadok Gallery “20 Shades of Grey” Wynwood, FL
Conrad Hilton Brickell “3 Faces of Miami” Miami, FL

Mayson Gallery “Techne Revelation,” New York, NY
Apple Store Lincoln Center “iPaint on my iPad,” New York, NY
Apple Store Aventura “iPaint on my iPad,” Aventura, FL
Red Dot Miami Art Basel “Art Spot” Intrepid Gallery Aldo Castillo Projects Miami, FL
Chalk Lounge Miami Beach “Sheila Elias at Chalk Miami Art Basel,” Miami, FL
The Whitney Studio, “Grey Area,” New York, NY
Les Jardins du Chateau de Vullierens, Curated by Silvana Facchini, Vullierens, CH
Silvana Facchini Gallery, “Three Women, Three Languages, Three Passions,” Miami, FL
D’Larosa Lurie Gallery “Then and Now” Boca Raton, FL

Northern Trust Series for Women “Women in History of Art –A Legacy” Miami, FL
Neiman Marcus, “Zodiac Cafe,” Bal Harbour, FL

Nova Southeastern University, “Expressions of the Creative Soul” Davie, FL
Neiman Marcus, “Zodiac Cafe” Bal Harbour, FL
New*Art – Armory Art Center – Curated by Fred Snitzer – West Palm Beach, FL
Art-Arc Collective – Arc Gallery – Curated by Ludlow Bailey – London, UK

Coral Springs Museum of Art, “Somewhere-Anywhere” Travelling Retrospective, Coral Springs, FL
Chelsea Galleria, “Transformations” (Wynwood) Miami, FL
Museo Vault “Non-Stop,” Miami, FL

Riverside Art Museum, “PAINTING IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: THE 1980s Neo-Expressionism” – Riverside, CA
Chelsea Galleria, “Earth Part II” – Miami, FL
Laredo Center for The Arts “Retrospective” – Laredo, TX
The Multicultural Arts Center “Retrospective”– Cambridge, MA
Armory Art Center, “The Edge!” – West Palm Beach, FL
International Exhibition “The Art of Digital” – Juror: Neal Benezra, San Diego, CA

Farmani Gallery, “SOMEWHERE-ANYWHERE,” Los Angeles, CA
Boca Grande Art Alliance National Exhibition, Juror: Everett Raymond Kinstler, Boca Grande, FL
Maryland Federation of Art, “Art on Paper,” Juror: Helen C. Fredrick, Annapolis, MD
Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, “21st International Juried Show,” Juror: Laura Hoptman, Summit, NJ

Chelsea Galleria, “20/20,” Miami, FL
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, “Works of Art on Paper,”
Juror: Carter E. Foster. Loveladies, New Jersey
Rosenthal Fine Arts, Chicago, Illinois
Bass Museum, “I Wanna Be Loved by You: Photographs of Marilyn Monroe,” Miami Beach, FL
Masur Museum of Art, 33rd Annual Juried Competition, Juror: Henry Finkelstein
Chelsea Galleria, “Elements,” Miami (Wynwood), FL

Chelsea Galleria, Palm Beach3 Photography, West Palm Beach, FL
Northern Trust Bank, “Stage 6,” Miami, FL
Lancaster County Art Association Juried Exhibition, Strasburg, PA

OMNIART, “Sonic Silence,” Miami, FL, curated by Tina Spiro
O’Melveny Gallery, “In America Now,” Juried Exhibition. Juror: Peter Frank, West Hollywood, CA
AJJapour Gallery, “Art With A View 5 | The American Dream,” Miami Beach, FL
Marina Kessler Gallery   – Scope New York Art Fair, New York, NY
Wine Bar Gallery, “Implosion,” Miami, FL, curated by Dr. Anthony Japour
Axis Solutions Art Gallery, Coral Gables, FL
The Yard@CasaLin, “Laundry On Line,” Miami, FL

Boca Raton Museum of Art, 52nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Boca Raton, FL (Curator’s Choice)
Laundry Bar, “Washworks,” Miami Beach, FL
Norton Museum of Art, “Artists’ Greetings: A Holiday Project,” West Palm Beach, FL
21st Cent. Digital Art Exhibition, AJ Japour Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
Barrett Art Center “New Directions ’03,” Juried Exhibition, juror Tomelo Mosaka, Poughkeepsie, NY
Christopher Cerra Space, “…In the Summer,” Dallas, TX
Gallery Victoria, Artescape Naples 2003, Naples, FL

Bass Museum, Miami Beach, FL
Michelle Rosenfeld Gallery, “Six Eyes, Three Views,” New York, NY
Silvana Facchini Gallery, Miami, FL
Nora Kracer Gallery, “Works on Paper,” North Miami, FL
Jewish Museum of Florida, “Festival of Masks,” Miami Beach, FL

Kim Foster Gallery, “Beyond the Camera…,” New York, NY
Silvana Facchini Gallery, “Living in Miami,” Miami, FL
South Florida / Art Center, “Reconnect,” Miami Beach, FL
Maryland Federation of Art, “Art on Paper 2001”
Corcoran Gallery, Annapolis, MD, juror David C. Levy

Veneto Gallery, Miami, FL
Marguiles Taplin Gallery, Bay Harbour, FL

1998 – 1997
“Secret Gardens,” Travelling Exhibition, Lowe Art Museum, Miami, FL
Public Art Program, City of Orlando, FL
Edison College, Ft. Meyers, FL
Lowe Museum, University of Miami, FL
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL

Bernard Biderman Gallery, New York, NY

Metro Dade Cultural Resource Center, Miami, FL
Huntsville Museum of Art

New England Center for Contemporary Art
San Diego Art Institute, 93 Int’l Juried Exhibition, CA

Anne Jaffe Gallery, Bay Harbour, FL

Ratner Gallery, Chicago, IL
Santa Monica Heritage Museum, “Prints, Prints, Prints,” Los Angeles, CA
Pauline Hirsh Gallery, “Venice at 6505”, Los Angeles, CA

Paula Allan Gallery, New York, NY.
1988 Otis Parsons School of Design, “Hollywood: Portrait of the Stars” CA

Louvre, Institute des Decoratifs, “Liberty: the Official Exhibitions Centenary
of the Statue of Liberty,” Louvre Institut des Decoratifs, Paris, France &
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Gallery Q, Tokyo, Japan
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
New York University, Loeb Gallery, New York, NY
Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
Swen Parson Gallery, “Art on Paper,” Northern Illinois University

Danville Museum of Fine Arts, Danville, Virginia

Alex Rosenberg Gallery, New York, NY
New York University, New York, NY

1986 -82
Stella Polaris Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Pictogram Gallery, “Objects for New Rituals,” East Village, NY
California State University,”Perspectives 1985,” Northridge, CA
Institute for Contemporary Arts, “KIS ’85 Kunsan International Show,” Korea
Forcus International, “American Woman in Art,” Nairobi, Kenya
Laguna Beach Museum of Art, “19th All Media Exhibition,” OCCA, Long Beach, CA
Gallery One, Fort Worth, Texas, juror: Dr. William Otton
Gloria Luria Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, FL
Janco-Dada Musem, “The Scroll Unrolls,” Ein Hod, Israel

Rutgers University, “Rutgers National ’83-84,” NJ
Jurors: Barbara Haskell and Nancy Graves
Arizona State University, “Sheila Elias and Pat Forsberg,” AZ
American Academy of Fine Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Carlifornia State University, “As I See Myself,” Domingus, CA
Marilyn Butler Gallery, Sheila Elias and Theodore Waddell, Scottsdale, Arizona



Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL
Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Miami, FL
AT&T, Piscataway, NJ
American Bankers Inc. Miami, FL
Capital Bank, Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL
Angeles Plaza Permanent Collection, Bunker Hill, Los Angeles, CA
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Chase Manhattan Bank Collection, New York, NY
Venice Family Clinic, Venice, CA
First Los Angeles Bank Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Kunsan Contemporary Museum, Korea
Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA
Miami Dade Community College, Miami, FL
Paramount Pictures, Office of Wayne Lewellen, Los Angeles, CA
Security Pacific Bank Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Vesti Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts
University of Michigan, Dearborn, Michigan



  • Women 2.0, “Art Meets Tech: iPainting the Future”, December 2016
  • Luxury Living, “Gallery Exhibitions (eyePad show at Facchini Gallery)”, November/December 2016 p.60
  • Mac Directory, “Sheila Elias Makes Art with her iPad”, Claudia Paredes, September, 2016 p. 91-96
  • Aventura Digest, “City News: A Finger and an iPad”, August, 2016
  • Luxe Interior + Design, featured iPad painting “Winged Wisdom” May/June, 2016 p. 251
  • Miami Herald, “Pick of the Week”, Galena Mosovich, December 25, 2015
  • Art Districts Magazine, “Sonic Silence” Irene Sperber, December 2014-January 2015
  • Miami Herald, “Miami’s 20 ‘Shades of Grey’ Showcases Artists of a Certain Age” June 7, 2013
  • Art Districts, “Sheila Elias” In Search of Light,” December 2012- January 2013 pg. 34-35
  • Departures, “iPad Art Heads to Miami Beach,” November 2012
  • Visionary Art Trends, “David Hockney, Sheila Elias and The iPad,” Roberta Gonella, October 2012
  • Social Affairs, “A Series of Sketches: Neiman Marcus Bal Harbor hosts Sheila Elias,” Spring 2011 p.59
  • Haute Living Miami, “Haute Event: Sheila Elias Exhibit at Neiman Marcus,” Daniela Rodriguez, January 2011
  • New Times Broward-Palm Beach, “Odd Couple,” Michael Mills, October 2009, p.24
  • Art News, New York Reviews, October 2002, pp.157-58
  • Florida International Magazine, “Flamingo Road,” September 2002, p.60
  • Miami New Times, August 29-September 4, 2002 p.5
  • Florida’s Downtown’r, Cover Page, January 16, 2002
  • El Nuevo Herald, Exposiciones en la Playa , October 13, 2001 p. E1-E2
  • Street, Cover page, October 12-18, 2001
  • Miami Metro Magazine, “101 Top Women,” May 2001, p.31
  • Art News, December 1999, p. 2
  • Channel Magazine, Sheila Elias Portrait of an Artist, Catherine McElrath, May 1, 99, p.52
  • Tropical Tribune, Veneto Galleria Exhibits Sheila Elias’ Recent Work, Feb. 99, p. 15
  • Nuevo Herald, “Sheila Elias y la Alegria de Pintar,” Armando Alvarez Brave, Feb. 21, 99, p.1E
  • News Press Lifestyles, Fort Myers, Amy Bennett, Sept. 1998
  • Art News, Sheila Elias, Lowe Art Museum, Elisa Turner, November 1997, p. 234
  • Miami Herald, Elias’ Secret Gardens explodes with colors and textures at the Louvre, Elisa Turner, August, 1997, front page
  • Coconut Grover, Art Specs, Second Annual Florida Artist Series; Sheila Elias, Secret Gardens, Sep.1997, p. 30
  • Cover Magazine,”Sheila Elias,” Marlena Donohue, New York, April, 1996, p.52
  • Tropical Tribune, Metro-Dade Cultural Resource Center Opens with Installation by Sheila Elias” Vani Chetty, Bay Harbour, FL, October 5, 1994, p.20
  • Miami Herald, “Art Explosion,” Harold Mass, April 30, 1992, p. 21
  • Miami Herald, April 26/92 Gallery Review, Elisa Turner, p.15
  • Chicago Tribune, Sheila Elias, Ratner Gallery, Alan G. Artner, July 6, 1990, Section 7, p. 60
  • New Woman, “Woman Artists,” Sophie Burnhan, June, 1990
  • Arts Magazine, “Sheila Elias,” Gregory Galligan, June, 1988, p.111
  • The Post, “Solo Exhibition of Sheila Elias’ Works in Bay Harbour,” FL, Nov. 10, 1988
  • New California Newspaper, “Tarzana Chamber Sets Honors for Top Women in Community,” June 11, 1986, P.3-4
  • ARTnews Magazine, “New York Reviews,” Susan Gill, May, 1986, p. 131-2
  • Los Angeles Times,” Focus on Architecture – Four Homes on Museum’s 24th Art Tour,” April 10, 1986, p.4
  • Los Angeles Magazine, “Louvre at First Sight,” Jim Seale, Peoplescape Section, April, 1986, p.19
  • Mainichi Daily News, “Art: People and Places,” Amaury Saint-Gilles, Tokyo, Japan, April 3, 1986
  • Advertising Age, “Going Places,” Lenore Skenazy, Jan. 23, 1986, p.7
  • House & Garden Magazine, “A Desert Retreat,” Pasquale Vazzana , January, 1985
  • Scene Magazine, “Northridge Alumni,” Holly Saar Dye, California State University, Northridge,1985, No.1, p. 12-14
  • Daily Progress, “Two Galleries Cure Summertime Blues,” Joseph Young, Scottsdale, Arizona, Aug.23 1985, p.32
  • Los Angeles Times, “The Galleries,” Suzanne Munchnic, review, March 8, 1985, p. 17
  • Los Angeles Downtown News, “Her Landscape is Glitter, Garbage & the Human Heart,” Richard Acello, Vol. 14, No.26, article, July 8, 1985
  • Daily Progress, “It Will be and Electric Summer at the Butler Gallery,” Victoria Beaudin, review, June 7, 1985, p23-24
  • Daily Sundial, “Artist Uses Skid Row as Fodder for Her Paintings,” Denise Hamilton, California State University, November 7, 1984, p. 8
  • Los Angeles Times, “The Galleries,” Robert Pincus, review, March 16, 1984, p.6
  • Guide to L.A., Marvey Chapman, Marmac Publishing, Atlanta, Georgia, 1984, pp. 200-201
  • Images & Issues, “Sheila Elias,” Elenore Welles, Vol. 4, No. 5, article, March/April, 1984, p.35
  • Daily Progress, review, Joseph Young, June 1, 1984, p.20
  • Daily News, “Skid Row Stirs Inspiration for Her Art,” Eric Leach, LA, article, July 11, 1984, p.3
  • New Times, review, Chuck Andersen, (Pheonix, Arizona), May 30, 1984, p.34
  • Images & Issues, “Sheila Elias at Stella Polaris,” Marga Bijoet, Vol. 3, No. 3, review, Nov/Dec., 1982
  • San Francisco Chronicle, review, Thomas Albright, November, 1983
  • Arts magazine, article, September, Betty Brown, 1982, p.24
  • Daily News, “Putting Glitter on a Bag and Art in Their Hearts,” Tricia Crane, LA, review, January 30, 1981, p.5
  • Los Angeles Times, William Wilson, review, April 21, 1981, p.4
  • L.A. Weekly, “Pick of the Week,” Hunter Drohojowska, February 20-26, 1981, p.55
  • Los Angeles Downtown News, Ross Gerston, review, April 21, 1981, p.4
  • Art Express, “Who’s Who, Who’s What, What’s Where,” Judith Hoffberg, Vol. 1, No. 1, article, May/June, 1981, p. 10
  • Los Angeles Magazine, “Peoplescape,” Kathy Mann, September, 1981, p. 106
  • Los Angeles Times, “Artist Introduces a Bit of Glitter to L.A.’s Skid Row,” Dorothy Townsend, article, Oct 7, 1981


  • 2013 Art Loft, WPBT Channel 2, Miami, FL, May 28th 2013
  • 2009 ArtStreet, WLRN 17, Miami, FL
  • 2006 Celebrate South Florida, WLRN 17, Miami, FL
  • 2006 Artists, BECON TV 19, Broward, FL
  • 1985-99 Who’s Who in America
  • 1997 Who’s Who in American Art
  • 1986 Success Stories, KIEV Radio, Mike Glickman Show, Los Angeles, CA, July 12, 1986, interview.
  • Ruthless People, Movie, Walt Disney Productions, Burbank, CA, paintings in film.
  • Good Day L.A., Channel 11 KITV Television, Los Angeles, CA June 14 and June 18, interview with Bob Braun
  • 1986 Joe Franklin Show, Channel 9 Television, New York, NY; January 25, interview.
  • “Sheila Elias Catalogue”, 1,000 copies printed by Gemini Graphics, Marina Del Ray, CA.
  • Essay by Kathleen Monaghan, Whitney Museum.
  • 1985 Something on 17, Channel 17 Television, Miami, FL
  • P.M. Magazine, Interview, Channel 11 Television, Los Angeles, CA August 26
  • Art Students League, New York, NY, lecture
  • West Texas State University, Canyon, Texas, lecture
  • Bass Art Museum, Miami Beach, Florida, lecture
  • Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Florida, lecture
  • 1984 Mills College, Oakland, CA lecture
  • 1982 Art Systems West, Los Angeles, CA, lecture and installation
  • International Sculpture Conference, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, lecture and video
  • California Confederation of the Arts, Sacramento, CA lecture
  • 1981 “Rescue Mission I and II”, Downtown Los Angeles, CA, site specific installations
  • Downtown Artists in L.A., Channel 34/Channel 7 Television, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1978 “Washworks,” Graphix Artist Press, Van Nuys, CA photographic essay


  • 1997 Women of Vision Award, Weizman Institute
  • 1992 Bronze Award, Art of California Magazine Discovery Awards
  • 1986 Woman of the Year, 1986, presented by Tarzana Chamber/Commerce, Tarzana, CA
  • 1986 Metro Art International Medal, New York, NY, Jurors: Ivan Karp, Lisa Dennison


Ms. Evelyn Aimis, Aventura, FL
Mr. Ted Arison, Miami Beach, FL
Mr. Severin Ashkenazy, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Robert Bovet, Switzerland
Mr. and Mrs. Lorraine & Jean Cadieux, Canada
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Canada, Miami, FL
Mrs. Connie Cioffi, New York, NY
Ms. Patty Craven, Miami, FL
Mrs. Aldona Czernecka, Miami Beach, FL
Mrs. Carol & Vince Damian, Coral Gables, FL
Ms. Gloria Delson, Los Angeles, CA
Dr. and Mrs. Walter Dishell, Los Angeles, CA
Ms. Silvana Facchini, Miami, FL
Mr. Robert and Maura Geils, New York, NY
Mrs. Denise and Phillip Gerson, Coconut Grove, FL
Mr. Don Golden, Miami, FL
Mr. and Mrs. Foster Goldstrom, NY, NY
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Golub, Chicago, IL
Mrs. Roberta Gonella, Miami, FL
Mr. Kevin Gray, Miami, FL
Mr. Francis Greenburger, New York, NY
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Grosby, Ft Lauderdale, FL
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Grossblatt, Beverly Hills, CA
Mr. Mosey Israel, Golden Beach, FL
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Harf, New York, NY
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Jacobson, Bal Harbour, FL
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jacobson, Newton, MASS
Ms. Carol Klinger, Tarzana, CA
Mrs. Suzanne Lacroix, New York, NY
Ms. Barbara Lazaroff and Wolfgang Puck, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Harlan Lee, Marina del Rey, CA
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Menowitz, Bal Harbour, FL
Mr. Mark Levine, New York, NY
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Mansour, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Merbeck, Malibu, CA
Mr. Charles Mitchell, Bel Air, CA
Ms. Sharon & David Nash, San Francisco, CA
Ms. Cheryl Neeson, Miami, FL
Mr. Steve Oestreich, New York, NY
Mrs. Annita Perlman, Highland Beach, FL
H.H. Princess Thi-Nga
Mr. Steve Reiman, Los Angeles, CA
Judge Steven and Joyce Robinson, Miami, FL
Mrs. Michelle Rosenfeld, New York, NY
Mrs. Stanley Saletko, Barringtion Hills, IL
Ms. Diane Sepler, Miami, FL
Mr. and Mrs. James Schneider, Chicago, IL
Ms. Jaqueline Simkin
Mrs. Steven Simons, Houston, TX
Mr. Stanley Silberstein, New York, NY
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Taplin, Surfside, FL
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Tauber, West Bloomfeld, MI
Sabine Weber Sauser, Switzerland
Mr. John Wickser, Santa Monica, CA
Mrs. Fran Wolfe, Tamarack, FL


Art Institute of Chicago (B.F.A.)
Cal State North Ridge (M.F.A.)

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