I became interested in silver printing in the darkroom as an undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts. Since that time I have reconnected with what has been a long time visual interest; to transport, connect and interpret life experiences through the immediacy of mono printing. Color, composition and mark making have become my language on paper.
Sheila Oliveira received her Master of Fine Arts – Visual Design/Studio Photography from the University of Massachusetts in 1996. She has been a Lecturer in the Department of Design teaching courses in film and digital Photography. She is President of the Greater Fall River Art Assoc. & Acting Director for the Cherry & Webb Art Gallery in Fall River, MA. Oliveira serves on the Rehoboth, MA Local Cultural Council, (an agency of the MCC) a grassroots cultural funding network that supports community-based projects in the arts, humanities and sciences. Her work is part of the corporate collections of St. Anne’s Hospital and Heritage State Park in Fall River, MA as well as numerous private collections.