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 magazine. Her successful career covers a wide spectrum; photographing for the entertainment and music industry, the West End theatre, the Royal Opera House, the Barbican and also advertising and design agencies and periodicals. Her editorial portrait and fashion work have appeared in numerous magazines, including: Time Magazine, Elle, Glamour, Rolling Stone, Architectural Digest, and the Sunday Times.
Her book, Sera – the way of the Tibetan Monk – published in 2004, accompanied several exhibitions at The Photographers Gallery, London and the Palazzo Bricherasio Museum, Turin, Italy and The June Bateman Gallery, New York City. The Wereld Museum in Rotterdam exhibited the Sera Portraits in 2006.
Images from the Sera series are in the permanent collection of the William Benton Museum of Art in Connecticut, USA. The Houston Fine Art Museum has acquired a Seascape portrait for their permanent collection.
A number of Celebrity Portraits are in the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Punk will have exhibitions in Tokyo and China, Singapore and Taiwan.
Fine Art publishers, KEHRERVERLAG, are publishing her Tough and Tender portraits in 2015.
Her portrait work forms part of the public collection at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Ralph Lauren Polo have a number of her Horse Portraits. worldwide .