Sheila Pinkel was born in 1941 in Newport News, Virginia. She holds an MFA from UCLA and from 1986 to 2011 she was Professor of Art at Pomona College. Pinkel’s 40-year career spans experimental light studies, socially-engaged documentary projects, and public art. Pinkel’s work has been exhibited extensively since the late 1970s and is held in the collections of numerous institutions, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Denver Art Museum; and the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou, Paris. She lives and works in Los Angeles. Sheila Pinkel has had two solo exhibitions at Higher Pictures: Folded Paper, Glass Rods, 1974 - 1982 (2015) and Manifestations of a Cube, 1974 - 1979 (2017).