(New Orleans, LA, 1957 - )
Sheila Phipps is a self-taught artist and activist based in Meraux, Louisiana. In her work, she addresses issues of justice and engages visual strategies that raise consciousness, empower, and educate. In 2017 Phipps became the first artist in residence at Bar None, a multidisciplinary initiative that aims to transcend incarceration by offering opportunities for healing through the arts to people who are directly impacted by the carceral system. Exhibited internationally, her work was featured in States of Incarceration, a traveling project of the Humanities Action Lab. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including prizes from the National Conference of Artists and the National Arts Program in New Orleans.