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Sharon Butler's geometric abstractions explore the tension between digital and handmade. Her work has been written about in Hyperallergic, artcritical, The New Criterion, The James Kalm Report, Time Out New York, and New York Magazine.

Creative Capital and the Warhol Foundation, Connecticut Comission on the Arts, Connecticut State University, Pollock Krasner Foundation, Yaddo, Blue Mountain Center, Pocket Utopia, and Counterproof Press are among the organizations that have awarded her grants and residencies.

She earned her MFA at the University of Connecticut where she studied primarily with Deborah Dancy, Laurie Sloan, Gus Mazzocca, Walter McConnell, and William E. Parker. She has a BA in art history from Tufts University and a BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art, where she worked with Rob Moore and Dean Nimmer.

Sharon has served as a lecturer and/or Visiting Artist-Critic at many notable universities and art organizations, including Brown University, Cornell University, Vermont Studio Center, Penn State, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hoffberger School of Painting(MICA), School of Visual Arts, and Parsons School of Desgin. She currently teaches in the MFA programs at the New York Academy of Art and the University of Connecticut. She is the founder of Two Coats of Paint, a project that includes an award-winning blogazine about contemporary painting.

She lives in Long Island City and maintains a studio in Brooklyn, NY.


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