Author Information

Sheila GoloborotkoFollow




Art and Design


Assistant Professor

Biographical Statement

Sheila Goloborotko engages in a restless, relentless material practice that allows singular ideas to emerge in the guise of numerous artistic actions like characters that reappear in novellas over time, or seeds that are blown ashore and thrive in diverse climates. This multidisciplinary artist and master printmaker has exhibited installations, works on paper, sculpture, videos, and interactive projects in more than 150 exhibitions in museums and galleries on four continents, and yet has remained firmly committed to community. Her printshops in Jacksonville, Florida and in rural Pennsylvania are sites of print and poetic activism, empowering first-time printmakers with hands-on workshops and developing the visions of mid-career artists with portfolio production and instruction.

An experienced academic who thinks outside the box, Goloborotko is currently an Assistant Professor of Printmaking at University of North Florida. She is also the founder and director of Goloborotko’s Studio’s since 1989, a center for production and diffusion of printmaking whose principal goal is to encourage the voice and vision of individual artists in a nurturing environment that supports the creation of works that push the boundaries of printmaking.

Goloborotko’s efforts serve as a bridge between individual mastery and community activism, exploring the shifting boundaries of the information age as it relates to multiples and collective Consciousness.

Type of Work


Publication Information

|you| |me|

Where do |you| start and |me| end? Can |you| and |me| be so different, yet very much the same?

Our life experience is based in polarized dualities and our minds cannot understand anything unless the opposite is brought in-through comparison and contrast. Maybe there is a chance that our conflicts are inner, not outer, and this duality is a condition of our rational mind.

It is possible to learn to experience things as they are—without judgment—and accept the whole as it is. Perhaps, rather than living in chaos and contradiction, we can allow the perspective of complimentary, cooperation and harmony become more porous to our survival.

Our existence is defined by natural rhythms and cycles: we live and die; we love and hate. It is the basic principle of life. But in love, when opposites meet, they are complimentary forces, not conflicting.

|you| and |me| are a Necessary Part of a Whole. This is life, not logic.

Description of Work

|you| |me| Series of cast iron sculptures, prints and embossment.

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|you| |me| saw, cast iron, 2017

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|you| |me| hammer, cast iron, 2017

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|you| |me| switch, cast iron, 2017

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|you| |me| book me, cast iron, 2017

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|you| |me| book you, cast iron, 2017

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|you| |me| boats, cast iron, 2017

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|you| |me| pair saws, cast iron, 2017



|you| |me|

|you| |me| Series of cast iron sculptures, prints and embossment.