Sharon Shapiro

Sharon Shapiro

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  Artist: Sharon Shapiro
 Live in: Louisa, VA, United States
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Sharon Shapiro Artist Bio:

STATEMENT: I paint the bittersweet: what we mean not to lose. I am a troller for other people’s pasts, hoping to find images that can be knitted together with my own. Photographs, whether staged or candid, continue to captivate me. When inspected closely, they can reveal a deeper tension than what was intended in the moment. I examine figures in discarded photos and then place them in the new context of my work. There they can live differently. I am fascinated by the conflict between the inner and outer realms of human experience. Often a person’s placid exterior belies a riotous inner core. My work attempts to crack that shell and explore what lurks beneath that shiny surface: anxiety, aggression, and at times insatiable desire. My work asks questions, about my self, but also about others. How does the past shape all of us? Perhaps more importantly, how do we, in turn alter our past so it can color our present? Metamorphosis or shape-shifting, is a trope I employ to express that I am myriad. Each of us is myriad. Yet within the personal kaleidoscope of self, there are “focus moments” that we may share with others— a sundial clock, a telephone, a poolside afternoon. Through glimpses of a shared image-past, I hope to help others connect with their personal history. BIO: For over 20 years, Sharon Shapiro’s figurative paintings and works on paper have been exhibited in numerous venues including shows in Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, New York and Los Angeles. Her work has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions at {Poem88} Gallery in Atlanta, GA, Brenau University in Gainesville, GA; and Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville, VA. In addition to being published in catalogues produced for these solo exhibitions her work has been featured in two issues of Oxford American and three issues of New American Paintings, including as the cover image for New American Paintings Volume 39. Shapiro recently had a 2015 residency at the Jentel Artist Residency Program and has been a past resident at the Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL; the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, VA; the Ucross Foundation, Sheridan, WY; and the Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA. As a past recipient of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship, her work is in a number of important collections throughout the United States, such as The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia in Atlanta, GA and the Tullman Collection in Chicago, IL. Shapiro has a BFA from the Atlanta College of Art, and is currently based in Louisa, VA.