I make art to reflect the human condition through my personal narrative. Presently I am examining my internal ruminations and external situations. I have chosen to draw myself and my clothing to imbue the familiar with a reflection of the life it represents. This past year and a half have been challenging and solitude has informed my work with a sense of quietness and introspection.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sharon Harper has an MFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has exhibited her work in over 200 juried and invitational exhibitions nationally and internationally and her work has been acquired by private collectors, the University of Maine in Presque Isle, the Springfield Art Museum in Missouri, the University of Texas in Tyler, Harper College in Palatine, Illinois and the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming. She has been awarded numerous artist residencies, among them: the Millay Foundation in Austerlitz, NY; Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA; The Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY; the Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL, Edgewood Farm, Truro, MA and the Prairie Center of Arts in Peoria, IL. . She has also garnered numerous jurors awards and has received University research and Foundation awards where she was a professor in art at Missouri State University in Springfield Missouri.
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