Sheila Pinkel

Editor-in-Chiefat Leonardo Abstracts Service
Los Angeles,
United States
Focus area: , Art History, Sculpture, Spacial, Cultural Practices, Social Practice, STEAM, Pedagogy, Education, Illustration, Painting, 2D Forms, Sociology

For twenty five years, from 1986 - 2011, I taught all levels of photography, computer graphics and the history of photography at Pomona College in Claremont, California. In these classes I emphasized the social and historic implications of image making. For the last 45 years I have been been making artworks that make visible the invisible in nature and culture. Some of this work has explored the extraordinary possibilities of using light phenomena to make visible marvelous dimensional possibilities in nature. And some of my work has focused on the military-industrial complex, nuclear industry, the aftermath of the Indochina Wars, the garment industry, museum guards and most recently the prison-industrial complex. I have been an international editor of Leonardo since the mid-1980s and oversee the LABS (Leonardo Abstracts Service) database of MA, MFA and PHD abstracts devoted to the intersection of art/science/technology. During this time I have self-published three books on the artworks and lives of two men incarcerated in California prisons, "Weavers of Varanasi", "Remember Cambodia" about three Cambodian refugee camps in Thailand which I visited in 1990 and 1992, and most recently "Hmong in Transition: China 2004". All of these books can be downloaded from my website. 

Journal Articles:
Special Section: Leonardo Abstracts Service: Top-Rated LABS Abstracts 2019

Leonardo Abstracts Service: Top-Rated LABS Abstracts 2019

October 2020
Special Section: Artists and War

Thermonuclear Gardens: Information Artworks about the U.S. Military-Industrial Complex

August 2001
Special Section: Global Crossings

The Earth Music of Thamkrabok Monastery

February 2004
Editorial

Expanding the Mandate

August 2005
Special Section: Leonardo Abstract Services: Top-Ranked LABS Abstracts 2014

Top-Rated LABS Abstracts 2014-Intro

October 2015
Editorial

STEM, STEAM, STEAMS

February 2016
Special Section: Leonardo Abstracts Service: Top-Rated LABS Abstracts 2015

Leonardo Abstracts Service: Top-Rated LABS Abstracts 2015

October 2016
Special Section: Leonardo Abstracts Service: Top-Rated LABS Abstracts 2016

Leonardo Abstracts Service: Top-Rated LABS Abstracts 2016

October 2017
Artists' Notes

Refractive Fingerprints of Lenses: Explorations in Light Transformations

April 2018
Special Section: Leonardo Abstracts Service: Top-Rated LABS Abstracts 2018

Leonardo Abstracts Service: Top-Rated LABS 2018

October 2019
Special Section: Pioneers and Pathbreakers

Early Phenomenological Light Works

April 2020