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Mayor Esther Manheimer,
"Ariel" on display in the
Office of the Mayor, 2017..
David Sheldon is the owner, creator of Sheldon Studioworks, based in
Asheville, NC. David has over twenty-five years experience, in a variety of
capacities, as a visual artist and designer. He has extensive experience in
both two-dimensional and three-dimensional design projects, from gallery
exhibitions to large-scale sculptural installations. He has received
numerous awards, grants and commissions for his work.
Sheldon graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1985, and from the University of Maryland
with a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1990.
Growing up just outside of Washington, DC, Sheldon was blessed with
artistic vision. The National Gallery of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and
Sculpture Garden, and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History were
beacons to him in the DC landscape, and he spent much of his youth 'living
in the Smithsonian museums.' The diorama department of the Smithsonian
brought him on as an intern model maker during grad school. Right out of
grad school, Sheldon went to work as an assistant to James Sanborn,
helping him fabricate the famous "Kryptos" installation at CIA Headquarters
in Langley, VA.
Sheldon’s first solo painting and sculpture exhibition took place in the
Troyer, Fitzpatrick, Lassman Gallery in DC in 1998. A move to Brooklyn,
New York allowed him to take in all that New York City had to offer.
Deciding on a change in atmosphere for his children in 2006, Sheldon
brought his family down to North Carolina in 2006. He lives with his family in
the Asheville area of western North Carolina and continues to broaden his
range of skills with new techniques and explorations.
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