Sally Sheinman

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BLP sources Sally Sheinman (born May 16, 1949) is an American visual, digital and installation artist based in the UK.[1]

Biography

Early life and education

Sheinman was born in Watertown, New York where she grew up on a farm.[2] She worked in finance on Wall Street and in London and for a time was the company secretary of the Mocatta Metals Corporation.[2] She studied painting at the State University of New York at Albany and later studied art at Hunter College in New York where her tutors included Tony Smith and Robert Morris.[2][3]

Since the 1980s, Sheinman has lived in Britain, where she works in Northampton.[4]

Career

Sheinman's works have included an interactive touring exhibition in association with the University of Hertfordshire called the Wishing Ceremony.[3][5] The Wishing Ceremony opened in six locations in Leicester City in 2005 and then traveled to the University of Hertfordshire and mac in Birmingham in 2006. The Wishing Ceremony is also available on-line as part of an interactive website.

Her exhibitions include[3]

Commissions include Non-Essential Signage for the Arts Council England, Announcements for South and East Belfast Trust, Artkacina for firstsite in Colchester (2006) and ARTDNA for the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne (2008). In 2010 Sheinman finished Let's Celebrate - a commission inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. The work toured to five National Trust properties across the East Midlands throughout 2010 and comprised over 250 painted miniature sculptures.[10][11]

Sheinman worked on a project titled Being Human,[12] created in collaboration with researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge[13] and funded by the National Trust, Mottisfont Abbey. The work, a 200-foot-long paper sculpture made of 25,000 pieces of hand-painted gold Japanese rice-paper representing the number of genes in the human genome, was displayed at Mottisfont Abbey in the autumn of 2011.[1][12][14] A subsequent on-going project, What Makes You/You, which began in 2013, is a web-based digital and interactive series of artworks based on responses received from members of the public.[15][4][16] What Makes You/You was selected in The Lumen Prize Exhibition longlist of 100 works[4] and shortlist of 28 works, and was named the winner of the Founder's Prize.[17] In 2018, Sheinman received a grant from the Arts Council National Lottery Project, to be an Artist in Residence at C2C Social Action,[18] a Northamptonshire-based charity supporting offenders in the criminal justice system.

Sheinman is also involved with Artists Interaction and Representation (AIR) and in 2012 was elected as Chair of this organisation which represents over 16,000 artists within the UK.[19]

Awards and grants

  • 2006 - Arts Council of England, Artnaos[20]
  • 2008 - Arts Council of England, Hopian Symbols[20]
  • 2009 - Arts Council of England, Let's Celebrate[20]
  • 2014 - Lumen Prize - Winner, Founder's Prize[17]
  • 2018-2019 - Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants, Artists in Residence at C2C Social Action[18]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "New exhibition shows some choice cuts from paper artists". Romsey Advertiser. 10 November 2011. http://www.romseyadvertiser.co.uk/news/news/9357061.New_exhibition_shows_some_choice_cuts_from_paper_artists/. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 David Buckman (2006). Artists in Britain Since 1945 Vol 2, M to Z. Art Dictionaries Ltd. ISBN 0 953260 95 X. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "The Wishing Ceremony: Sally Sheinman (Exhibition catalogue) by Sanna Moore et al". University of Hertfordshire. January 2006. https://store.herts.ac.uk/product-catalogue/university-of-hertfordshire-press/uh-galleries/the-wishing-ceremony-sally-sheinman-by-sanna-moore-et-al. Retrieved 16 January 2019. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Northampton digital artist Sally Sheinman selected for 2014 Lumen Online Gallery". Northamptonshire Telegraph. 11 September 2014. https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/northampton-digital-artist-sally-sheinman-selected-for-2014-lumen-online-gallery-1-6294025. Retrieved 16 January 2019. 
  5. "A chance to share your secret desires". BBC Beds, Herts & Bucks. 22 September 2005. http://www.bbc.co.uk/threecounties/content/articles/2005/09/22/wishing_ceremony_feature.shtml. Retrieved 16 January 2019. 
  6. Collins, Peter (Spring-Autumn 2008). "A place for spirituality and art in hospital". The Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy 9 (1-2): 59-69. ISSN 1748-801X. https://www.healthcarechaplains.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2008-journal-autumn.pdf. Retrieved 18 January 2019. 
  7. Mair, Eddie (25 July 2007). "PM". BBC Radio 4. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2007/07/on_the_programme_tonight_3.shtml. Retrieved 18 January 2019. 
  8. "Escape to secret dreams with sacred work". BBC Coventry & Warwickshire. 28 October 2014. http://www.bbc.co.uk/coventry/culture/profiles/sally-sheinman-profile.shtml. Retrieved 16 January 2019. 
  9. Bell, Lucy (2014). "GO! ART: VESSELS OFFER SOME MEDICINE FOR THE SOUL". The Free Library (Coventry Newpapers). https://www.thefreelibrary.com/GO!+ART%3a+VESSELS+OFFER+SOME+MEDICINE+FOR+THE+SOUL.-a098464321. Retrieved 18 January 2019. 
  10. "Exhibition sets scene for a celebration". Yorkshire Post. 19 July 2019. 
  11. "Recommended art exhibitions to see in May". Country Life. 5 May 2010. https://www.countrylife.co.uk/out-and-about/theatre-film-music/recommended-art-exhibitions-to-see-in-may-23457. Retrieved 18 January 2019. 
  12. 12.0 12.1 Rose-Massom, David (7 December 2011). "Paper folds & angels fly". Solent Life Magazine (Wessex): 13. https://issuu.com/solent-life/docs/wsx_dec11_issuu. Retrieved 18 January 2019. 
  13. "Artnaos". London, England: Wellcome Trust. 2003-2007. http://archives.wellcomelibrary.org/DServe/dserve.exe?dsqIni=Dserve.ini&dsqApp=Archive&dsqCmd=Show.tcl&dsqDb=Catalog&dsqPos=2&dsqSearch=%28AltRefNo%3D%27ART%2FMIW%27%29. Retrieved 18 January 2019. "Reference ART/MIW/3: Material relating to an installation by Sally Sheinman called Artnaos, exhibited in hospitals in London and Birmingham, including publications, correspondence and notes. Also includes publications on her previous projects, The Wishing Ceremony and Sacred Vessels." 
  14. Davidson, Jenni (16 November 2011). "Cutting Edge: contemporary paper art at Mottisfont Abbey in Romsey". Culture24. https://www.culture24.org.uk/art/art368594. Retrieved 18 January 2019. 
  15. "Fellow Focus: Sally Sheinman". Royal Society of Arts. 17 October 2017. https://www.thersa.org/fellowship/fellowship-news/fellowship-news/fellow-focus-sally-sheinman. Retrieved 16 January 2019. 
  16. Catherine Mason (December 2013). "Binary Bon Bons". bcs The Chartered Institute for IT. https://www.bcs.org/content/conWebDoc/51769. Retrieved 16 January 2019. 
  17. 17.0 17.1 Ferran, Bronac; Rapoport, Carla, eds. (2014). "The 2014 Lumen Prize Exhibition Catalogue". Page 71 The Bulletin of the Computer Arts Society Special Issue: 15, 30,. https://monoskop.org/images/c/cb/The_British_Computer_Society_The_2014_Lumen_Prize_Exhibition_Catalogue.pdf. Retrieved 18 January 2019. 
  18. 18.0 18.1 "Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants". 1 December 2018. https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/sites/default/.../ACPG_Awards_YTD_7_Jan_19_0.xlsx. Retrieved 18 January 2019. 
  19. Dany Loise (13 February 2012). "State of the Arts: why are you going ?". The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/culture-professionals-network/culture-professionals-blog/2012/feb/13/dany-louise-state-of-the-arts. Retrieved 2 October 2017. 
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 "Database of the projects funded by the Arts Council of England". http://austgate.co.uk/development/arts_funding.php. Retrieved 18 January 2019. 

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