My practice is about achieving deep listening and mindfulness in a noise-filled landscape. Through immersive sound environments, performances, snail mail, handmade books and silkscreen prints, my actions reach for a stronger connection to a greener, natural world, as it coexists and collides with technology, and simulations reproducing that nature. My work is an invitation to take a walk and be an active listener, for the dissonances and disruptions that fall out of harmony.
Sheila Lam is an interdisciplinary artist from California, currently based in Brooklyn, New York. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Art Practice at the University of California Berkeley, and Master of Fine Arts in Integrated Practices at Pratt Institute. Between schools, she worked at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive as the Membership Coordinator. Her artworks range from sound installation, electronics, performance, text, silkscreen prints, and handmade books. She has exhibited in group shows at Southern Exposure in San Francisco, Oregon Center for the Arts, A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, and The Boiler Pierogi in Brooklyn.