Sheila Wyne moved to Alaska after receiving a literature degree from Wheaton College in Illinois. She started working as a lab assistant in the ceramics studio at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Since 1990, she has completed a dozen public art projects, exhibited work in close to 20 shows – nearly half of them solo, including one in England. She has designed more than a dozen sets for theater groups as varied as Anchorage Opera, Juneau’s Perseverance Theatre and Buzzoplex Productions, known for its puppet operas. Wyne’s creativity allows her to expand into mosaics, plastics, glass, metal, wood, found objects and many other materials. Rasmuson Foundation awarded Wyne Individual Artist Awards in 2004 and 2008. She currently lives and works in Anchorage.