My studio practice takes two forms: drawing and installation. Drawing is my means of close observation, of perceiving light as it moves across forms and surfaces while attempting to capture degrees of change through varying values. Paying close attention to ordinary objects and re-presenting them using the simple tool of a pencil has fascinated me from a very early age.

Chairs have served as a leitmotif in many of the installations/sculptures I have completed over the years. I find them compelling images of absence and presence. I’m drawn to working with the fundamental aspects of this mini-architecture and its inherent relationship to the body and place.

Sheila Ghidini Resume