SHEILA PREE BRIGHT

Sheila Pree Bright is an acclaimed International Photographic Artist who portrays large-scale works that combine a wide-range knowledge of contemporary culture. She is known for her series, #1960Now, Young Americans, Plastic Bodies, and Suburbia.

 

 

 

Bright’s is the author of '#1960Now: Photographs of Civil Rights Activists and Black Lives Matter protest' published by Chronicle Book. The work is a feature in the New York Times and she has appeared in the 2016 feature-length documentary film Election Day: Lens Across America. Her series has exhibited at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Smithsonian National Museum of African American Museum, Washington, DC; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland; The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and the Leica Gallery in New York. Her series #1960Now, Young Americans, Plastic Bodies and Suburbia have been extensively reviewed and written about national and internationally.

Bright is the recipient of several nominations and awards; Recently, she has been awarded the commission for 'Picturing the South' by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. Her work is included in numerous private and public collections, to name a few; Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC; The Library of Congress, Washington, DC; National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, GA; Oppenheimer Collection: Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland, KS; Pyramid Peak Foundation, Memphis, TN; de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara; The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Spelman Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA; Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta GA; King & Spalding Art Collection, Atlanta GA; University of Georgia Athen, Athen GA; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland and the Do Good Fund, Columbus, GA. 

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