A painter and arts writer, Sharon Butler is widely known as the founder of Two Coats of Paint, a project which includes an influential art blog, an artists residency and other initiatives. The blog has been sponsored by numerous arts organizations including Creative Capital and the Warhol Foundation. In 2015, she was named the Patricia Highsmith-Plangman Fellow at Yaddo and was also the inaugural artist-in-residence at Counterproof Press. She has shown work at NADA New York (2014), and her 2016 painting exhibition at Theodore:Art in Bushwick was selected as a Critic's Pick in Time Out New York.
Butler is New-York based, and, thanks to the generosity of the Two Trees Cultural Space Subsidy Program, maintains a studio in Brooklyn, under the Manhattan Bridge. She is affilliated with the MFA Programs at University of Connecticut and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
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PRESENTATIONS: I am available for studio visits, lectures, panel discussions, and other visiting artist activities. Previous engagements have included visits to the School of Visual Arts, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Cornell University, Brown University, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of California at Long Beach, Cornish College of the Arts, Parsons The New School, and more. I'll be visiting the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and University of Wisconsin at Madison in Fall 2016. For more details about past presentations, check out the Writing, Projects, Presentations page.