Art by Sheila Fraga
About the Artist
Sheila was educated at The Manero Experimental Workshop of Painting, La Ceiba, Cuba (1994-1995), and she graduated fromThe San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts, Marianao, Cuba (1996-1999). She received the Grand Prize in the Salon Flora 2001 in Homage to The Cuban Painter Rene Portocarrero. . She first came to attention with her debut exhibition Unfoldings (2002) at The Domingo Ravenet Gallery, La lisa, Cuba. In 2004 was invited to The Aveiro University as an Artist- in -Residence, Portugal.
Her Work has been included in important group exhibitions in Cuba, Miami and Internationally. Cuban and American Artists Exhibitions, U.S. Interests Section, Havana, Cuba (2001); Identificaciones, The University of Aveiro, Portugal, (2004); Your majestic The King!, Juried Art Competition and Exhibition, Bairrada Wine Museum, Anadia, Portugal (2008), Cuban Contemporary Artists, José Lorenzo, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (2009); Elektro-Sexual, The Bridge Art Center, Chicago, IL (2010); Art Takes Miami and ScopeArt during Art Basel in Miami, FL (2014), Art| Miami-Dade Exhibition/Art Basel Week, Stephen P. Clark Center, Miami, FL (2017). Documenta II, Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Pompano Beach, FL (2018), a group show, Roots of an Identity, at The Miramar Art Center, Miramar, FL (2019). In 2020 “My Feminine Side”, at The Foundation Dionísio Pinheiro e Alice Cardoso Pinheiro, Agueda, Portugal and recently “Fine Arts on the Plate” at Kendall Art Center/Rodriguez Collection, Miami FL. She has provided cover work for Art & Literature Magazines and Books, she was interviewed by The VoyageMia, Meet The Artist and a Live Video: Virtual Studio Visit by The Fountainehead Residency, Miami FL. Sheila Fraga’s Paintings, Drawings and Collages are held in the Collections The Natural History Museum, and The San Alejandro of Fine Arts, in Havana, Cuba. The St. Paul Episcopal Cathedral, Rome, Italy, The Aveiro University, and Nuno Sacramento, Contemporary Art Gallery, Aveiro, Portugal