Stuart Sheldon

“Stuart Sheldon created one of the billboards, an American flag posing spiralized questions about freedom. To him, it’s about urging people “at a granular level” to start over, with less fear and more optimism.” Los Angeles Times. Wynwood mural collaboration with For Freedoms, 2016

America’s Moral Dilemma, 2017. Current Site-specific installation in Downtown Miami’s historic Dupont Building lobby
I'm With The Banned exhibition - Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? Acrylic, vinyl and inkjet prints of banned books on canvas, 96x96” 2016
The United States of Murder Inc. 96"x96" 2016
I'm With The Banned exhibition - The United States of Murder Inc, Acrylic, vinyl and inkjet prints of books with "Murder" in the title on canvas, 96x96” 2016
Wipe Out! My Gold Room installation at Fancy Nasty, Art Basel Miami 2015
Fancy Nasty
Fancy Nasty, 2015
Best Books Ever Written Series - Grownups Are Overrated, Acrylic, paper and inkjet prints  of children's book covers on canvas, 60x60" 2015
NOW - Explain It To Me One Day, acrylic, oil crayon on canvas, 40"x30", 2003

At 36, divorced and desperate, I simply wanted a loving family, a wife and child to share my future. I had neither. So, with nowhere else to turn, I began to draw the outline of the woman I saw in my mind's eye, arms raised, sexy, triumphant. For two years, I painted this silhouette, creating a total of 35 tableaus, each a call out to the universe. Soon after I finished the last work, I met someone. She was smart, confident, silly and gorgeous. And most amazingly of all, she looked just like the figure in the paintings. That silhouette is now my wife and the mother of our two beautiful children. 

I'm With The Banned Exhibition - Shelby County v. Holder - A Small Hop from Disenfranchisement to Slavery. Oh, and did you hear about the Great Sale this weekend? Acrylic and paper on paper, 43” x 33” 2016

 

In the studio