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Sheila Goloborotko, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor, Printmaking 

Phone: (904) 620-4037

E-mail: s.goloborotko@unf.edu

Office: Building 45 Room 1609


Faculty Bio

Areas of Expertise

Printmaking

Education

M.F.A. Brooklyn College 

Biography

Sheila Goloborotko engages in a restless, relentless material practice that allows singular ideas to emerge in the guise of numerous artistic actions like characters that reappear in novellas over time, or seeds that are blown ashore and thrive in diverse climates. This multidisciplinary artist and master printmaker has exhibited installations, works on paper, sculpture, videos, and interactive projects in more than 200 exhibitions in museums and galleries on four continents, and yet has remained firmly committed to community. Her printshops in Jacksonville, Florida and in rural Pennsylvania are sites of print and poetic activism, empowering first-time printmakers with hands-on workshops and developing the visions of mid-career artists with portfolio production and instruction.

 

An experienced academic who thinks outside the box, Goloborotko is currently an Associate Professor of Printmaking at University of North Florida. She is also the founder and director of Goloborotko’s Studio’s since 1989, a center for production and diffusion of printmaking whose principal goal is to encourage the voice and vision of individual artists in a nurturing environment that supports the creation of works that push the boundaries of printmaking. Goloborotko’s efforts serve as a bridge between individual mastery and community activism, exploring the shifting boundaries of the information age as it relates to multiples and collective Consciousness.

 

Her creative research focuses on printmedia as the graphic science of democracy—a tool that fosters community building and information sharing to create new socio-political ecologies. She investigates ways that feasibility, sustainability, and venture creation are the natural outgrowths of an ethical printmaking, grassroots-run, people-powered society. Keywords: Printmaking, Print Culture, Print Installation, Print Animation, Dimensional Printmaking, Digital and Post Digital Printmaking Technologies, Printmaking on Glass, Latin American Printmaking, Contemporary Printmaking, and Contemporary Curatorial Projects.

Selected Publications

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • What is Left when Everything is Gone, Galeria Gravura Brasileira, Sao Pualo, Brazil, 2015
  • Objectos Alogicos, Atarazanas Cultural Center, Veracruz, Mexico, 2015
  • Retroprospectiva: Sheila Goloborotko, Jardin de las Esculturas, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, 2012
  • Joias Raras, Graphias Casa da Gravura, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2010
  • Sheila Goloborotko: Album de Gravuras, Graphias Casa da Gravura, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2009
  • Sheila Goloborotko, Windsor Whip Works Art Gallery, Windsor, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014

  • Bienal de Arte Latino Americano del Bronz 2014, Bronx Art Space, New York
  • Projeto Gravando 12x14, Museu da Gravura Brasileira, Museu de Arte Contemporanea do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Bienal Internacional de Gravura em Araraquara, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 7th Bienal de Gravura, Museu do Lamego, Alijo, Portugal
  • Acervo em plastico da Pinacoteca, Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Contemporary Brazilian Printmakers, International Print Center of New York, New York
  • I Kan Do Dat, Rush Gallery, New York, NY
  • Projeto 12x14, 44th Chapel Art Show, Chapel Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2013

  • For & About: At & Reactions to Superstorm Sandy, Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery, New York
  • Global Print, Museu do Lamego, Portugal
  • SP Estampa, Galeria Gravura Brasileira, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 8 Grabadores Brasilenos Contemporaneos, Centro Cultural Brasil-Mexico, Mesico, Veracruz
  • Thirteenth Annual Spring Exhibition, BWAC, New York, New York
  • Prints and Multiples, Cold Fish Gallery, New York, New York
  • Crossings, Long Island University Gallery, New York, New York
  • Brooklyn Prints, St. Josephs College Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
  • Faculty Lounge, Printmaking Center of New Jersey, New Jersey

2012

  • 6th International Printmaking Biennial, Portugal
  • Gravando, Projeto 12x14, MACRS - Museu de Arte Contemporanea do RS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
  • Floodline, Gallery Available, Brooklyn, NY
  • Gravura Brasileira no Acervo da Pinacoteca de Sao Paulo, Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Gravura em Campo Expandido, Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Travessia Gradica, Galeria Gravura Brasileira, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Projeto 12x14, 43rd Chapel Art Show, Chapel Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Formed Perceptions, Corridor Gallery, New York
  • Etnia VII, Espace Wallonie, Lieja; Espace Wallonie, Nivelles; Espace Wallonie, Tournai, Belgium
  • Etnia VII, Abbaye de Neumunster, Luxemburg
  • Etnia VII: Musuem Lakma of Amersfoort, Holland

2011

  • Goloborotko's Studio 20th Anniversary Edition, Hall of Fame Gallery, Bronx Community College, New York
  • Europalia Brasil, Gravura Extrema, Le Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image imprimee, Brussels, Belgium
  • Etnia VII, Espace Wallonie, Brussels, Espace Wallonie, Lieja, Belgium
  • Gravura Brasileira: Novas Aproximacoes, Alianca Francesa, Galeria L'Oeil, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Art on The Edge, Hawley Silk Mill, Hawley, PA
  • 8 Grabadores Brasilenos Contemporaneos, Jardin de las Esculturas, Xalapa, Veracruz 
  • Made In Brooklyn. The Hanson Gallery, Honesdale, PA
  • Landscape of Memories, Muriel Guepin Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
  • Sculpted Memory, Rush Arts Gallery, New York
  • 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
  • Something Fishy, The Hanson Gallery, Honesdale, PA

2010

  • Crossing Disciplines: Books, The Rubelle and Norman Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
  • Surrealism, The Hanson Gallery, Honesdale, PA
  • Rock Paper Scissors, Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
  • Wayne County Arts Alliance Open Studio Tour Exhibit, The Hanson Gallery, Honesdale, PA

Published Editioned Portfolios

  • Goloborotko's Studio 20th Anniversary Edition, Suite of thirteen Prints, Edition of 40, Published by Goloborotko's Studio, New York, NY (Prologue by Lori Anderson Moseman)

Presentations and Panel Discussions

  • 2013- 1001 Dreams, Cultural Haunting and the Shared Unconscious: an experiment with dream and art in cosmopolitan space, Open University, London, UK
  • 2011- Sheila Goloborotko and 1001 Dreams, Utah Valley University
  • 2011- 1001 Dreams, 2011 Center for Research on Socio-Cultura Change (CRESC) Annual Conference/Manchester, UK
  • 2011- Made In Brooklyn, The Hanson Gallery, Honesdale, PA
  • 2010- Goloborotko's Studio, 20th Anniversary Edition, Lecture at Estudio Valongo, Santos
  • 2010- Goloborotko's Studio, 20th Anniversary Edition, Lecture at Tabla Rasa, New York

Published Books and Catalogues

  • Creation. Contemporary poets presenting contemporary prints created by Sheila Goloborotko. Presentation text by Lori Anderson Moseman. Poems by Belle Gironda, Laura J. Moran, Lori Anderson Moseman, Deborah Poe, Lisa Wujnovich, and Kate D. Yates. Published by Goloborotko's Studio, 2012. Full color, 80 pages, English.
  • Pratt Prints. Text: Sheila Goloborotko, Donna Moran and Helena Freddi. Published by Centro Universitario Belas Artes de Sao Paulo, 2009. Full color, 68 pages. English/Portuguese.