sheila crider

Sheila Crider

United States

Abstract Art

Sheila Crider
Sheila Crider
United States
December 8, 2015
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Sheila Crider is an American abstract artist, born in Beckley, West Virginia. Her interest in art is intertwined with her love for language. She explores the visual possibilities of language, as well as the notion of art as language and language as art. Crider attended University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she studied African-American studies and obtained her Bachelor of Arts. Since then, she has been the recepient of many awards, grants and commissions. Sheila was the artist in residence at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia, New York in 2011; at Leighton Studios, The Banff Center in Banff, Canada in 2006; and Cite Internationale Des Arts in Paris, France in 1997.

Sheila Crider - Untitled
Sheila Crider – Untitled (left and right), 2012

Sheila regards herself as a mid-career artist. She predominantly worked with paper. From handmade stationery sold at art fairs and crafts markets to galleries, Crider’s art found the way to reach art lovers. The venues where she exhibited include Parish Gallery, in Washington DC, Vagabond Gallery in New York, and US Embassy in Amman, Jordan, where she participated in the exhibition Art in Embassies.

Her works are featured in numerous public collections, including Frank Halle Collection in Ohio, United States; State Department Print Collection in Washington DC, United States; Mino Washi Paper Museum in Mino, Japan; Ranger Italy in Serengo, Italy; Evans-Tibbs Collection in Washington DC, United States and African American Museum in Dallas, United States.

Sheila Crider - Cache 2 and Cache 3
Sheila Crider – Cache 3 (left) / Cache 2 (right), 2013

Sheila Crider lives and works in Washington, DC.

Featured image: Sheila Crider at her studio, photo copyright © Lily Press
Other images courtesy of the artist and Gallery Molly Krom

YearExhibition TitleGallery/VenueSolo/Group
2015African American Writers and the Visual WorldKatzen Center, American University, Washington, D.C., USA
2013Inaugural ExhibitVagabond Gallery, New York, NY, USAGroup
2013Alchemical VesselsJoan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA
2012Contemporary Art FairNew York, NY, USAGroup
2012The EqualizersGeorge Mason University, Arlington, VA, USA
2012Monoprints: 20 DC ArtistsMillennium Art Salon, Kenekebele House, New York, NY, USAGroup
2011Ashes to Ashes Dust to RustStone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY, USA
2011Monoprints: 20 DC ArtistsHillyer Art Space, Washington, D.C., USAGroup
2011Monoprints: 20 DC ArtistsKreeger Museum, Washington, D.C., USAGroup
2010CatalystWashington Project for the Arts, Katzen Center, Washington, D.C., USA
2009Re:constructionCaos on F, Washington, D.C., USA
2009Between East & WestMillennium Art Salon, Washington, D.C., USA
2009Artomatic55 M Street, SE, Washington, D.C., USA
2008Artomatic1200 First, St., NE, Washington, D.C., USA
2007Dual Perspectives (with Preston Sampson)Millennium Art Salon, Washington D.C., USADuo
2007Holding Our OwnEdison Place Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA
2006Holding Our OwnUniversity of MD, College Park, MD, USA
2006Group ExhibitionParish Gallery, Washington, D.C., USAGroup
2006Artfutura 2006Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
2006Group ExhibitionWooster Arts Space, New York, NY, USAGroup
2005Solo ExhibitionParish Gallery, Washington, D.C., USASolo