Sharon is a mixed media artist specializing in collage and assemblage. She earned a master’s degree in urban design from MIT and worked in the urban transit and planning field for over 20 years. Since 1999 she has been a full-time artist, muralist, instructor, and arts program contractor. As an artist, she exhibits in the Washington DC area, as well as other east and west coast cities. She teaches at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA, the Smithsonian Studio Arts Program, and the Montpelier Art Center in Laurel, MD.
The primary inspiration for my art is creating a visual expression of the elements of life that connect us as human beings and illuminate the true self. I am most drawn to themes addressing cultural integration, how we define ourselves in relation to others, and biases that cause misunderstanding. None of us can claim to be pure anything – we are only the latest version of millennia of mixing, matching, migrating and mingling. I layer materials both literally and figuratively, to provide and depth and dimension. This approach allows me to construct a visual interpretation of the richness of the fabric of life and my own version of timeless themes.
Hyattsville, MD, USA
Saturday, August 24, 2019
(3 - 5 PM)