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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Sharon Anderson

Sharon Anderson
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Bio

I’m an Ohio native, back in town after 26 years in New York City. I have vast experience in the fashion industry as a stylist, and have worked as an illustrator as well. I’m a painter; I use acrylics and found supplies to make large works on canvas and smaller works on paper. 

Artist Statement

Drawing all the time as a kid led to art school, and a BFA in Painting at the School of Visual Arts in New York. My paintings represent a level of discomfort being seen- they are on loose canvas, mostly, and can easily be rolled up and put away. Identity is the same way for me, I can put my art-self away and work in the fashion industry as a stylist, or as an art director for big box retail stores. I feel ushered through life by my dogs and represent them, ideally, as equal partners. The pinnacle of my respect for dogs and nature culminated in studying dog cognition at Hunter College in New York, where I received an Advanced Certificate in Animal Behavior and Conservation.

Collage feels like a marriage of fashion and fine art, and another way of investigating women’s power while playing with composition; it feels like practice for painting to me.

In video art I investigate gross-out aesthetics with my body as a fun Instagram project. I stopped doing the videos because of the impact of balloons on the environment.

Portfolio

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