Sheila Schwid

Sheila Schwid, born in 1932 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, began studying art at the age of thirteen. She received her BA in English Literature at the University of Omaha. She also studied with esteemed artists, including Milton Wolsky,  learning the basics of life drawing, landscape and still life. In 1956, she attended the Art Center College in Los Angeles. She returned to Omaha, and later moved to New York City, Puerto Rico and Ohio, before settling in the artists’ community, Westbeth in 1965. 

Sheila Schwid’s artistic career includes sculpture, drawing, printmaking and painting. Her current work, based upon observation, reaction and interpretation of urban street scenes through the lens of reflection, bridges the divide between realism and abstraction. Her approach gives the viewer enough visual cues to decipher the scene while using the reflections to disjoint the image, creating a wonderful tension that is at once familiar and foreign.

Sheila Schwid has exhibited in both group and solo shows, including the New York City 10th Street Galleries in 1959-60. In 1973 she was in the "Women Choose Women" show at the New York Cultural Center where she was reviewed by Roslyn Drexler in the Sunday New York Times. In addition to having curated several shows, her work is held in many private collections.



Artwork Available on Artsy



April 5 - 26, 2018
New Reflections of 14th Street

June 29 - July 20, 2017
Summer in the City 

August 4 - 25, 2016
Painting Group Show

July 28, 2016
8 x 8 x 100

August 13 to September 3, 2015
Representational Group Exhibition

July 9 to 30, 2015
12x12 Group Exhibition

February 19 to March 12, 2015
Recent Paintings and Recent Prints

July 31 to August 21, 2014
What You See Is What You Get