Sharon Spell
Astoria, NY. 917-755-DOPE
sharonspell.com@gmail.com

2010-13 All The Rage was created by Matt and Claudina and illustrated by Sharon Spell. Matt and Claudina are a married couple who currently produce (yes, they also work together) the Peabody Award-winning web series, The Onion News Network. All The Rage is a collection of real and made up moments of their honest contempt for the world around them. This series recently ran on PAPERMAG.com.

Watch these as we release one animation a week on YouTube.



2010

2010

2010

2010

2010

LIVE SKETCHES

Cherry POP! @ The Delancey, NYC

Various Portraits, NYC

Creative Outlets @ Artprov @ The PIT. NYC

Adam Wade from New Hampshire @ Under St. Marks Theater, NYC

The BTK Band @ Under St. Marks Theater, NYC



2011

2010


2009

2009

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Composure Continued: More Portraits from Sharon Spell. Think Coffee, 1 Bleeker Street (@ Bowery), NY

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

Open Tab
: Paintings & Drawings of NYC's Comedy Community. Fall Cafe, Brooklyn, NY

I Love Paintings: An Introduction to The Art of Sharon Spell. Fall Cafe, Brooklyn, NY



2010

2009

2009

1997-2009

   2007

2007

2006

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

100 Alumni @ University of S
outhern Mississippi Department of Art and Design Centennial Alumni Exhibition

Holiday Sale @ Genesee Center for the Arts & Education, Rochester, NY

Jazz for Peace Benefit
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New York Historical Museum, New York, NY

Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art
(Benefit the Persad Center).  Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

The Golden Girls Go Erotic
World of Wonder, Hollywood, CA

PLUCK! Images of Women and Flowers. Imagebox, Pittsburgh, PA

Urban Garden PartyMattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA



2004

2004

2002

2002

2002

1997

1995

COMMISSIONS AND COLLECTIONS

Portrait, Caleb, Ellen and Jordan (Nephew and Niece Piece). Oil on Canvas. Private Collection, Starkville, MS

Portrait, Ivy. Oil on Canvas. Private Collection, Pittsburgh, PA

Portrait, Mark. Oil on Canvas. Private Collection, Pittsburgh, PA

Portrait, Leslie. Oil on Canvas. Private Collection, Pittsburgh, PA

Portrait, Todd and Brian (Three Men). Oil on Canvas. Private Collection, New York, NY

Lost Painting. Oil on Canvas. Private Collection, Washington, D.C.

Mural, The Center for International Education Mural Project.  Oil on Marine Board.  University Union, USM, Hattiesburg, MS



2009

2005

2003

2003

2000

2000

2000

1997

1997

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Press Release for USM Mural, October 27

Shearing, Graham, "Dead & Alive in Pittsburgh." Metropolitan Magazine, Nov./Dec.

Winn, Alice, "The Female Form." Pulp, May 22

Case, Evan, "Duos Listing Preview, May 10." Pulp, May 8

Theiner, Manny, "Inheritance Review." In Pittsburgh, October 19-26

Winn, Alice, "Free Association of Artists." Pittsburgh City Paper, October 18-25

Yogmas, Cindy, "Inheritance Listing Preview, October 9." In Pittsburgh, October 4-11

Shearing, Graham, "Differences Give Life to Artistic Collaboration."  Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, March 21

Wertz, Sharon, "Spell Paints Niche for Herself in Pittsburgh Art World." USM Alumni News, Spring




2006-2008

2003-2007

1997

1996-1997

1995-1997

1995-1997

1995

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & AFFILIATIONS

Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators, Member. Pittsburgh, PA

Frick Art & Historical Center, Docent and Visitor Services Representative. PIttsburgh, PA

Burton Morris' Studio, Studio Assistant.  Pittsburgh, PA

Three Rivers Arts Festival, Children's Area Coordinator & Interim Coordinator for Juried Visual Arts.  PIttsburgh, PA

Carnegie Museum of Art, Museum Teacher.  Pittsburgh, PA

The Andy Warhol Museum, Museum Teacher.  Pittsburgh, PA

Robert Qualters' Homestead Mural Project, Studio Assistant.  Homestead, PA



1995

1993

EDUCATION

BFA, Painting and Drawing, cum laude.  University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MIssissippi

British Studies Summer Program.  King's College, London, England


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