Sharon Butler's paintings and drawings explore the tension between exacting, mechanical processes -- often digital and screen-based -- and the humanism inherent in images and objects made by hand. She likes the slippage between the two.
In 2007, fascinated by art, writing, and the possibility of new digital platforms, she founded Two Coats of Paint, a NYC blogazine that focuses primarily on painting. The project has expanded to include a small residency program, podcast, small press, and other initiatives.
Her exhibitions in Brooklyn and NYC have been written about in The Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, artcritical, The New Criterion, The James Kalm Report, Time Out New York, Tussle, and New York Magazine.
She has received awards and residencies from Creative Capital and the Warhol Foundation, Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Connecticut State University, Pollock Krasner Foundation, Yaddo, Blue Mountain Center, Pocket Utopia, and Counterproof Press at the University of Connecticut.
She lives in Long Island City (Queens, NY), has a studio in Brooklyn (thanks to the generousity of the Two Trees Cultural Space Subsidy Program), and also rents a small space in Old Mystic, CT, near her hometown.
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