Stuart Sheldon

Fancy Nasty stormed the Miami art scene in 2015 with a multi-artist installation in a derelict waterfront property. Back by popular demand for Art Basel 2017, Miami artist Stuart Sheldon assembles ten renowned international and local artists, including 3 from the illustrious Fountainhead Residency, to create their own version of utopia in an industrial Little River warehouse. Inspired by the raw mystery of Florida’s Everglades, each artist invokes their own distinct sense of “paradise found" as an antidote to the troubling world beyond.

 

“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

Coming To America, Acrylic, antique international stamps, inkjet prints, denim on canvas, 55×165″ 2017

Read about the origin of this commission work. Coming To America, Acrylic, antique international stamps, inkjet prints, denim on canvas, 55×165″ 2017 -  

Now legendary in the Miami art scene, Sheldon's 2015 Fancy Nasty installation transformed a huge abandoned Miami home into a wonderland which was demolished soon thereafter
Working at Fancy Nasty Studios in Little River, Miami
For this commission I collected the 1 favorite books from each member in a family of nine to weave their literary DNA. I Adore You Mom, acrylic, book covers and paper on canvas, 60x136" 2015
America’s Moral Dilemma, 2017. Acrylic paint, Literary Criticism textbooks and found objects. Site-specific installation in Downtown Miami’s historic Dupont Building lobby