Above all else, I believe in a practice of life centered around inclusivity; accessible and experimental forms of learning; and finally, advocacy and empowerment for people of color. Skepticism and hope crucially play together to build a more equitable future past the limits of our current possibilities. My work is about achieving a practice of deeper listening. I believe this practice cultivates empathy and awareness, and that we can be better listeners toward one another.
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.