Sheila Rock was born in the USA and educated at Boston University and the London Film School. She has lived and worked in London since 1970. She became an influential force shaping the look of creative magazines like The FACE and the visual style of an era.
She has enjoyed a successful career crossing the full spectrum of genres, photographing for the entertainment and music industry, advertising and design agencies and periodicals.
Her editorial portrait and fashion work have appeared in numerous magazines, including Time Magazine, Elle, Glamour, and the Sunday Times.
Her book, Sera – the way of the Tibetan Monk – published in 2004, accompanied several exhibitions at Photographers Gallery, London and the Palazzo Bricherasio Museum, Turin, Italy and June Bateman Gallery, New York City.
Her portrait work forms part of the public collection at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Her images from the Sera series are in the permanent collections of the Polaroid Museum, USA and the William Benton Museum of Art in Connecticut, USA.
She has been profiled in professional and popular photographic magazines & newspapers.
1. Metro Newspaper, England. November, 2003.
2. British Journal of Photography, England. October, 2003
3. Black and White Photography, England. November,2003
4. Boston Globe Newspaper. USA. February,2004.
5. B&W Magazine for Collectors of Fine Art Photography. USA. Issue 30. April 2004
6. Bloomsbury Review, April, 2004
7. Royal Photographic Society Journal, England April, 2004
8. Polaroid International Photography Issue No. 28. P Magazine, 2005
9. Wall Street Journal, 2007
10. Shots Magazine, USA. 2007
11. Art New England, USA 2008
12. Profifoto Magazine, Germany. January, 2009
Most recently, critics are acclaiming Sheila's new book: Punk+. In it, Sheila reveals a shared recollection of the excitement of the early punk movement and it's impact on society, music, culture and style.
Sera – The Way of the Tibetan Monk published by Columbia University Press. 2003/2004.
Special Photographers Gallery, London, 2001. Horse Portraits
June Bateman Gallery, New York City, 2002, Group Show- Horse Portraits
Icons of Pop , National Portrait Galley, London
The Photographer's Cut: 1960-2000, Rock n Roll Years, Proud Gallery
Tibet House Gallery, New York City, Winter 2003, Book Launch & Sera Tibetan Monks
June Bateman Gallery, New York City, 2004, Titled, “Spiritual Beings”, Horse Portraits and Sera- Tibetan Monk series
Photographers Gallery, London, 2004, Sera Tibetan Monk.
Blue Tulip Gallery, Windsor, England, 2004. Horse Portraits
Museo Palazzo Bricherasio, Turino,Italy, 2004. Sera Tibetan Monk
Ben Janssen Gallery, London, 2004. Sera Tibetan Monk
Watermark Gallery, Houston, Texas, April 2005. Horse Portraits
East Asian Art Museum, Bath, England, Sera – Tibetan Monks - May – August 2006.
Wereld Museum, Rotterdam, Holland. Sera – Tibetan Monks - June – August 2006.
Ben Janssen Gallery, London, November 2006. Sera Monk Exhibition
Obscura Gallery. Denver, Colorado - August, 2008. Horse Portraits.
Benton Museum of Fine Art, Storrs, Ct.. USA. - September-December, 2008. Sera Tibetan Monk.
Galerie Hilaneh von Kories, Hamburg, Germany. Sera- Tibetan Monk & Horse Portraits, November 2008.
Quartier 204 Gallery, Berlin, Germany. Sera- Tibetan Monks , February- April, 2009
European Fine Art Fair, Ben Janssen Gallery, Maastricht, Netherlands. March 2005
European Fine Art Fair. Ben Janssen Gallery. Maastricht. Netherlands. March 2007.
European Fine Art Fair. Ben Janssen Gallery. Maastricht. Netherlands. March 2008
Focus Photography Fair, Ilford Exhibition, Birmingham, England. March 2005
Photo NY. Watermark Gallery, 2006.
Photo LA Modern Book Gallery, 2007.
Photo LA Kevin Longino Fine Art, 2009
National Portrait Gallery, London, England – Various
Polaroid Collection, Boston, Mass. USA – Tibetan Portraits
The William Benton Museum of Art, Connecticut, USA. – Tibetan
Polaroid award. 1996.
Portrait of Sheila Chandrah for Real World Records.
Documentary PRIZE in the Humanity Photo Awards, an international Photographic Contest sponsored by UNESCO and the China folklore Photographic Association,
Sera Tibetan Monk images, 2007.
PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT PRIZE
National Portrait Gallery – Part of the Judging Panel.
8 November 2007- 24 February 2008.
Photographers Gallery, London
Hidde van Seggelen Fine Art, London
June Bateman Fine Art, New York City USA
Kevin Longino Fine Art, Greenwich, Ct. USA
Galerie Hilaneh von Kories, Hamburg, Germany