SHARON BUTLER
 
Born 1959, Connecticut, USA
Lives and works in New York
 
EDUCATION
MFA, Art, University of Connecticut, 1994
BFA, Painting, Massachusetts College of Art, 1987
BA, Art History, Tufts University, MA, 1981
 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
“Next Moves,” Jennifer Baahng Gallery, NY, Forthcoming Sept. 2022
“Morning in America,” Theodore:Art, Brooklyn, NY,  2021
“New Paintings,” Theodore:Art, Brooklyn, NY, 2018
“Good Morning Drawings,” SEASON, Seattle, WA, 2017
“Sharon Butler,” Theodore:Art, Brooklyn, NY, 2016
“New Social Situations,” Beacon, NY., 2015
“Dense Surveillance,” SUNY Westchester, NY, 2013
“Precisionist Casual,” Pocket Utopia, NY, 2013
“Gone Wrong,” Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, 2012
“Sharon Butler: New Paintings,” John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY, 2009
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
"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 Gallery, Tribeca, NY, 2021
“Drawings,” ‘sindikit, Baltimore, MD, 2017
“Restraint and Limitation,” George Caleb Bingham Gallery at the University of Missouri, 2017
“Deux Côtés,” Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, 2017
“Vernacular,” Theodore:Art, Brooklyn., NY, 2015
“Abstraction and Its Discontents,” Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn, NY, 2014
“Brooklyn Bridge,” George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2014

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, and RESIDENCIES
Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY: Resident, 2018.
Creative Capital / Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writer Grant / 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.
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.
Vermont Studio Center: Work Study Grant, 1988.
Pollock-Krasner Foundation: Grant Recipient, 1989-90.

SELECTED REVIEWS and INTERVIEWS
Eraser 4, Interviews with Sharon Butler, Matt Kleberg, Jered Sprecher, Jason Stopa, Vadis Turner, Thornton Willis. Edited by Brian Edmunds. Birmingham, AL, Curating Contemporay, 2022
Brainard Carey, “Sharon Butler,” Praxis Interviews on Yale Radio, podcast, January 27, 2022
Laurie Fendrich, “Accidental on Purpose: Sharon Butler at Theodore:Art,” artcritical,web, February 26, 2021
James Panero, “Gallery Chronicle,” The New Criterion, March 2021
Loren Monk, “Sharon Butler at Theodore:Art,”  James Kalm Rough Cuts, video review, January 26, 2021
Leslie Wayne, “Light is Beauty: Sharon Butler talks art, life and blogging,” artcritical, Oct. 1, 2018
Paul D’Agostino, “Instagram Cats: Sharon Butler’s new paintings based on iPad drawings are telling you, quite frankly, that surfaces matter,” Hyperallergic, Sept. 22, 2018
Patrick Neal, “Philosophical Paintings that Bare Their Process,” Hyperallergic, February 5, 2016
Benjamin Riley, “The Critic’s Notebook,” The New Criterion, February 2, 2016
Howard Halle, “Critic’s Picks: Sharon Butler,” Time Out New York, January 25, 2016
 
VISITING ARTIST, LECTURER
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
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
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