Sharon Spell
Brooklyn, NY
sharonspell.com@gmail.com

   
2016

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Close Hamm @ Rooq Fine Art & Framing, 13 E. 4th Street, Manhattan 10003
2016 Close Hamm @ UCB Theatre NY East Village, 153 E. 3rd Street, Manhattan 10009
2011 Composure Continued: More Portraits from Sharon Spell. Think Coffee, 1 Bleeker Street, NY
2010 Composure: Penned Portraits. Fourteen portraits made with ballpoint pens & a lot of love. And a lot of pens. Think Coffee, 1 Bleeker Street (@ Bowery), NY
2009 Open Tab: Paintings & Drawings of NYC's Comedy Community. Fall Cafe, Brooklyn, NY
2009 I Love Paintings: An Introduction to The Art of Sharon Spell. Fall Cafe, Brooklyn, NY
   
2016
GROUP EXHIBITIONS


Hattiesburg Arts Council Alumni Show "Southern Influences," Hattiesburg Arts Center, Hattiesburg, MS 39401 (Opens June 4)
2016 Reprocessing: duo show with Michael Harper. 23 new pieces @ Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria, NY 11103
2010 100 Alumni @ University of Southern Mississippi Department of Art and Design Centennial Alumni Exhibition
2009 Holiday Sale @ Genesee Center for the Arts & Education, Rochester, NY
2009 Jazz for Peace Benefit. New York Historical Museum, New York, NY
1997-'09 Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art (Benefit the Persad Center).  Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
2007 The Golden Girls Go EroticWorld of Wonder, Hollywood, CA
2007 PLUCK! Images of Women and Flowers. Imagebox, Pittsburgh, PA
2006 Urban Garden PartyMattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
   


ILLUSTRATIONS & LIVE SKETCHES OF PERFORMANCES

2010-13 All The Rage was created by Matt and Claudina and illustrated by Sharon Spell. This series ran on PAPERMAG.com. Watch these as animations on YouTube.

2010

Cherry POP! @ The Delancey, NYC
2010 Various Portraits, NYC
2010 Creative Outlets @ Artprov @ The PIT. NYC
2010 Adam Wade from New Hampshire @ Under St. Marks Theater, NYC
2010 The BTK Band @ Under St. Marks Theater, NYC
   
2004 COMMISSIONS AND COLLECTIONS

Portrait, Caleb, Ellen and Jordan (Nephew and Niece Piece). Oil on Canvas. Private Collection, Starkville, MS
2004 Portrait, Ivy. Oil on Canvas. Private Collection, Pittsburgh, PA
2002 Portrait, Mark. Oil on Canvas. Private Collection, Pittsburgh, PA
2002 Portrait, Leslie. Oil on Canvas. Private Collection, Pittsburgh, PA
2002 Portrait, Todd and Brian (Three Men). Oil on Canvas. Private Collection, New York, NY
1997 Lost Painting. Oil on Canvas. Private Collection, Washington, D.C.
1995 Mural, The Center for International Education Mural Project.  Oil on Marine Board.  University Union, USM, Hattiesburg, MS
   
2009 BIBLIOGRAPHY

Press Release for USM Mural, October 27
2005 Shearing, Graham, "Dead & Alive in Pittsburgh." Metropolitan Magazine, Nov./Dec.
2003 Winn, Alice, "The Female Form." Pulp, May 22
2003 Case, Evan, "Duos Listing Preview, May 10." Pulp, May 8
2000 Theiner, Manny, "Inheritance Review." In Pittsburgh, October 19-26
2000 Winn, Alice, "Free Association of Artists." Pittsburgh City Paper, October 18-25
2000 Yogmas, Cindy, "Inheritance Listing Preview, October 9." In Pittsburgh, October 4-11
1997 Shearing, Graham, "Differences Give Life to Artistic Collaboration."  Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, March 21
1997 Wertz, Sharon, "Spell Paints Niche for Herself in Pittsburgh Art World." USM Alumni News, Spring
   

2006-08
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & AFFILIATIONS

Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators
, Member. Pittsburgh, PA
2003-07 Frick Art & Historical Center, Docent and Visitor Services Representative. Pittsburgh, PA
1997 Burton Morris' Studio, Studio Assistant.  Pittsburgh, PA
1996-97 Three Rivers Arts Festival, Children's Area Coordinator & Interim Coordinator for Juried Visual Arts.  PIttsburgh, PA
1995-97 Carnegie Museum of Art, Museum Teacher.  Pittsburgh, PA
1995-97 The Andy Warhol Museum, Museum Teacher.  Pittsburgh, PA
1995 Robert Qualters' Homestead Mural Project, Studio Assistant.  Homestead, PA
   
1995 EDUCATION

BFA, Painting and Drawing, cum laude.  University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MIssissippi
1993 British Studies Summer Program.  King's College, London, England


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