SHARON BUTLER

Born 1959, New London, Connecticut, USA
Lives and works in New York
 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Buildingdrawing, Furnace - Art on Paper Archive, Falls Village, CT, 2024

March, Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2024

Next Moves, Jennifer Baahng Gallery, New York, NY, 2022
Morning in America, Theodore:Art, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY,  2021
New Paintings, Theodore:Art, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, 2018
Good Morning Drawings, SEASON, Seattle, WA, 2017
Sharon Butler, Theodore:Art, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, 2016

Paintings, EBK Gallery, Hartford, CT, 2016

New Social Situations, Matteawan, Beacon, NY, 2015

Dense Surveillance, SUNY Westchester, NY, 2013
Precisionist Casual, Pocket Utopia, New York, NY, 2013
Gone Wrong, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, 2012
Beacon Paintings, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY, 2009
Quotidian Analytics, Von Schlippe Gallery, University of Connecticut, Avery Point, 2006
Moby Dick, Used, New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, MA, 2005
Fontainebleau, Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI, 2001
Fontainebleau, Project room, Central Fine Arts, New York, NY, 2000
Natural Fiction, Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI, 1999
Picture [of?] This, Central Fine Arts, New York, NY 1997
Paintings, Slater Museum, Norwich, CT, 1992
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Mondrian80, Norte Maar, Brooklyn, NY, 2024

La Banda 2024, Tappeto Volante, Brooklyn, NY, 2024

Spaces of Memory & Imagination, Silber Gallery, Goucher College, Towson, MD, 2023
In the Studio, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY, 2023
Pitches and Scripts, Jennifer Baahng Gallery, New York, NY, 2023
Garden of Delight, Jennifer Baahng Gallery, New York, NY, 2022
Guided by voices, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY, 2022
TANGO, Jennifer Baahng Gallery, New York, NY, 2022
MOD, Platform Project Space, Brooklyn, NY, 2022
Eraser, Ground Floor Contemporaary, Birmingham, AL, 2022
Love, Devotion, Surrender, Dedication, Rick Wester Fine Art, NY, 2021
Pause, Theodore, New York, NY, 2021
Deep States, Theodore Art, Bushwick, Boorklyn, NY, 2020
Houses in Motion, Theodore:Art, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, 2019
Drawings, ‘sindikit, Baltimore, MD, 2017
Multiple Impressions: 5th CT Printmakers Invitational, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, 2016
Restraint and Limitation, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, University of Missouri, 2017
Deux Côtés, Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, 2017
Common Room, Lesley Heller, New York, NY, 2017
Geometrix, Curator's Office, Washington, DC, 2016
Vernacular, Theodore:Art, Bushwick, Brooklyn., NY, 2015
Paintings From Paris, Makebish, New York, NY, 2015
Exchange Rates, Theodore:Art, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, 2015
Redacted: Connecting the Dots in a Shifting Field, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, 2014
Smart Painting, Artspace, New Haven, CT, 2014.
Abstraction and Its Discontents, Storefront Ten Eyck, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, 2014
Brooklyn Bridge, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2014
Blueprint, Union College, Schenectady, NY, 2014
Clouds, Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY, 2013
Skin, The Painting Center, New York, NY, 2013
Emergence, Hotel de Sauroy, Paris, France, 2013
Club Pocket Utopia, New York, NY, 2013
Necessary Strangers: Five Abstract Painters, Adventureland, Chicago, IL, 2013
Sharon L. Butler and Alison Manch, SEASON, Seattle, WA, 2012
Beyond the Bedroom, Norte Maar, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, 2012
On Display: New Abstraction, STOREFRONT, Bushwick, Brooklyn , NY, 2010
Building Consensus, Akus Gallery, Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT,2008
Cultural Identity, National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2007
All Systems Go, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY, 2006
Millennium: New Gifts and Acquisitions, William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, CT, 2001
Current Undercurrent: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, 1997

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, and RESIDENCIES
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT: Resident, 2021 (writing during Covid lockdown), 2018 (visiting artist), 1988 (grant recipient).
Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY: Resident, 2018.
Creative Capital / Warhol Foundation / Follow-up Grant: Two Coats of Paint, 2016.
Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY: Patricia Highsmith-Plangman Resident, 2015.
Creative Capital / Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writer Grant / Blog category, 2013-14.
Counterproof Press, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT: Artist in Residence, 2014.
Bascom Lodge, Mount Greylock, MA: Artist in Residence, 2013.
Pocket Utopia, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY: Resident Artist, 2009.
Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism: Artist Fellowship, 2008.
Blue Mountain Center Artists and Writers Colony: Fellowship, 1997.
University of Connecticut: Graduate Fellowship, 1990-91.
Pollock-Krasner Foundation: Grant Recipient, 1989-90.
 
VISITING PROFESSOR, ARTIST, LECTURER
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
Parsons at the New School, New York, NY
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Brown University, Providence, RI
Penn State University, State College, PA
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, WI
Minneapolis School of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Hunter College MFA Program, New York, NY
School of Visual Arts MFA Program, New York, NY
Hoffberger School of Painting, Baltimore, MD
Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
Cornish College of The Arts, Seattle, WA

PRESENTATIONS
"Output," Guest speaker, Goucher College, Towson, Maryland, 2022.
"Surface Tension," Participant, panel discussion organized by Jason Stopa, Monica King Contemporary Art, New York, NY, 2020.
"The Daily," Visiting Artist, Curator, Penn State University Art Department,State College, PA. 2020.
"1959," Visiting Artist, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. 2019
“Abstract Painting: Who Cares?” Moderator, Morgan Lehman, New York, NY. May 5, 2019
“A Painting-Writing Practice,” Visiting Artist, MFA Program, Brooklyn College, March 2019.
"Two Coats of Paint," Guest speaker, School of Visual Arts Art Writing MFA Program, New York, NY
"Artist's Life," Guest speaker, Cuttyhunk Island Artists’ Residency Program, Sept. 2018.
“The Persistence of Painting,” Keynote address, 12th International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, MA. June 2018.
"Double Take," Presentation and panel discussion, The National Arts Club, New York, NY. April 2018.
"Pecha Kucha,” Speaker, Parsons School of Design at The New School, New York, NY. January 2018.
 “Contemporary American Genre Painting,” Participant, panel discussion, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME. September 17, 2017.
“Cultivating Collectors,” Participant, Panel discussion, Silvermine Art Center, New Canaan, CT. April 27, 2017.
"Sharon Butler: Personal Narrative," Visiting artist, Brooklyn College MFA Program, Brooklyn, NY. March 28, 2016.
"Sharon Butler: A New Narrative," Visiting artist, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NY. January 6, 2016.
"Sharon Butler: Here is the what," Visiting artist,, Minneapolis College of Art MFA Program. November 2016.
"The Importance of Place," Discussion with Brett Baker and Barbara Campbell Thomas, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC. October 2016.
"“Abstractions and Its Discontents,” Panel discussion, SVA, New York, NY. November 11, 2014.
“Serious Casual,” Guest speaker,  Maine College of Art, November 13, 2014.
“Personal Narrative,” presentation at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA. November 3, 2014.
“One Artist’s Experience,” Visiting artist, at CSU at Long Beach, April 26, 2014.
“The Where is the What,” Visiting artist, presentation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. February 24, 2014.
"Articulating Abstraction: Alexander Kroll, Keltie Ferris, Rebecca Morris, Raphael Rubinstein, Barry Schwabsky, Jessica Stockholder," panel co-organizer, College Art Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. Forthcoming, February 2014.
"Painting Possible," Symposium panelist, Life on Mars Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. December 7, 2013.
"A Presentation of Artists' Books," Presentation organizer, Brown University, Providence, RI. November 5, 2013.
"Brave New Art World" Convocation speaker, University of Connecticut Department of Art & Art History, Storrs, CT. September
“The New Casualists,” Panel discussion, in conjunction with the exhibition “Dying on Stage,” organized by Kyle Chayka. Garis & Hahn Gallery, New York, NY. July 18, 2013.
"Artist, professor, blogger at Two Coats of Paint," Presentation, Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD. April 8, 2013.
"Art of the Book," Presentation, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT. November 10, 2012.
“Taking Custody: The Double Life of the Artist Mother,” Panel moderator, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. October 16, 2012.
“Gone Wrong,’ Visiting Artist Series, presentation and studio critiques, School of Visual Arts MFA Program, New York, NY. October 10, 2012.
“Speed/Networking/Live!” Guest panelist, Artspace, New Haven, CT. September 30, 2012.
“The In-Crowd,” Symposium presentation at “Crafting a Public Identity,” University of Connecticut , Storrs, CT.  September 28, 2012.
“Sharon Butler: DIY Arts Writing,” Visiting artist, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA, April 20, 2012.
“Insight? Outta Sight! with Sharon Butler,” Visiting artist, Nashville Cultural Arts Project, Nashville, TN. March 28, 2012.
“Contemporary Collaboratives and Collectives,” Panel discussion co-organizer, College Art Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA. 2012.
“Self-publishing for artists,” Presentation, College Art Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA. 2012.
“An Artist in the Blogosphere,” Presentation at TEDxOrlando, November 13, 2010


EDUCATION
MFA, Art, University of Connecticut, 1994
BFA, Painting, Massachusetts College of Art, 1987
BA, Art History, Tufts University, MA, 1981