Born 1959, Connecticut, USA
Lives and works in New York
MFA, Art, University of Connecticut, 1994
BFA, Painting, Massachusetts College of Art, 1987
BA, Art History, Tufts University, MA, 1981
“Next Moves,” Jennifer Baahng Gallery, NY, 2022
“Morning in America,” Theodore:Art, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY,  2021
“New Paintings,” Theodore:Art, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, 2018
“Good Morning Drawings,” SEASON, Seattle, WA, 2017
“Sharon Butler,” Theodore:Art, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, 2016
“New Social Situations,” Matteawan, Beacon, NY., 2015
"Paintings (from Yaddo)," EBK Gallery, Hartford, CT, 2015
“Dense Surveillance,” SUNY Westchester, NY, 2013
“Precisionist Casual,” Pocket Utopia, New York, NY, 2013
“Gone Wrong,” Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, 2012
“Beacon Paintings,” John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY, 2009
“Quotidian Analytics,” Von Schlippe Gallery, University of Connecticut, Avery Point, 2006
“Moby Dick, Used,” New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, MA, 2005
“Fontainebleau,” Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI, 2001
“Project Room: Fontainebleau" Central Fine Art, New York, NY, 2000
"New Paintings," Central Fine Art, New York, NY, 1999
“Natural Fiction,” Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI, 1999
“New Work,” Central Fine Art, New York, NY, 1997
“Sharon Butler,” Central Fine Art, New York, NY, 1996
"Pitches and Scripts," Jennifer Baahng Gallery, New York, NY, 2023
"Garden of Delight," Jennifer Baahng Gallery, New York, NY, 2022
"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, New York, NY, 2021
"Deep States," Theodore Art, Bushwick, Boorklyn, NY, 2020
"Houses in Motion," Theodore:Art, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, 2019
“Drawings,” ‘sindikit, Baltimore, MD, 2017
"Multiple Impressions: 5th CT Printmakers Invitational," Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, 2016
“Restraint and Limitation,” George Caleb Bingham Gallery, University of Missouri, 2017
“Deux Côtés,” Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, 2017
"Common Room," Lesley Heller, New York, NY, 2017
"Geometrix," Curator's Office, Washington, DC, 2016
“Vernacular,” Theodore:Art, Bushwick, Brooklyn., NY, 2015
"Paintings From Paris," Makebish, New York, NY, 2015
“Exchange Rates,” Theodore:Art, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, 2015
"Redacted: Connecting the Dots in a Shifting Field,"Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, 2014
"Smart Painting," Artspace, New Haven, CT, 2014.
“Abstraction and Its Discontents,” Storefront Ten Eyck, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, 2014
“Brooklyn Bridge,” George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2014
“Blueprint,” Union College, Schenectady, NY, 2014
“Clouds,” Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY, 2013
“Skin," The Painting Center, New York, NY, 2013
“Emergence,” Hotel de Sauroy, Paris, France, 2013
"Club Pocket Utopia," New York, NY, 2013
“Necessary Strangers: Five Abstract Painters,” Adventureland, Chicago, IL, 2013
“Sharon L. Butler and Alison Manch,” SEASON, Seattle, WA, 2012
"Beyond the Bedroom," Norte Maar, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, 2012
“On Display: New Abstraction” STOREFRONT, Bushwick, Brooklyn , NY, 2010
“Building Consensus,” Akus Gallery, Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT,2008
“Cultural Identity,” National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2007
“All Systems Go,” Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY, 2006
“Millennium: New Gifts and Acquisitions,” William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, CT, 2001
“Current Undercurrent: Working in Brooklyn,” Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, 1997

Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY: Resident, 2018.
Creative Capital / Warhol Foundation / 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.
Pocket Utopia, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY: Resident Artist, 2009.
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.
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