Sheila Elias, (born 1945, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American artist. Her works have been featured in exhibitions across North America and at the Liberty show at the Louvre Museum in Paris.
Elias graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago, lives and works in Miami, Florida and in New York City. As an artist and art historian, Elias works with the layers of life and art history, seeking in it a connection between art aesthetics and social consciousness.
Elias has been doing installations reflecting her studio’s neighborhood since the 1980s and she has received recognition for her blend of social consciousness and aesthetics. Her work spans the disciplines of painting, digital mixed media, sculpture, installation and performance.