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Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2016 Thread You Follow: Debra Smith and Donna Sharrett. Daum Museum, Sedalia, MO. catalog 
Repertoire. Greene Art Gallery Guilford, CT.
2015 Love Songs. Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY. 
Webs: Photography and Sewn Assemblages. Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining, NY
2009 Reverb. Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY.
2005  Repertoire. Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY.
2003   Arrangements. Cheryl Pelavin Fine Art, New York, NY. 
2002  Artists at Weir Farm: Donna Sharrett. Weir Farm Gallery, Wilton, CT. 
2000 Mementos. Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY.  
Rose Petals and Hair Lace Mementos. Cheryl Pelavin Fine Art, New York, NY.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 (Not So) Still LifeWave Hill, Bronx, NY.
Smack Mellon: 20th Anniversary Exhibition. Curated by Charlotta Kotik Smack Mellon, Brooklyn NY. 
Art@Large. Curated by Simon Draper and Amy Lipton. Gallery Bergen, BCC, Paramus, NJ. 
2015 Tradition and Innovation. SUNY Oswego Tyler Art Gallery, Oswego, NY..
“Vices Peculiar to These Eclectics” Contemporary Collage. St. John’s University, Queens, NY.
2014 The Amusing Style. Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY.
Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center. (traveling exhibition). Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME,
2013 Back to the Future: Contemporary Artists Consider the SCHS Permanent Collection. Suffolk County Historical Society, Riverhead, NY.
Collage: The Alchemy of the Ordinary. McClain Gallery, Houston, TX,
Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center. (traveling exhibition). Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY.
Where Have All the Flowers Gone. Curated by Amy Lipton and Simon Draper. The Paramount, Peekskill, NY.
Twenty-First Century Heirlooms. Curated by Lena Vigna. Racine Art Museum. Racine, WI.
2012 Making Mends. Curated by Nora Atkinson. Bellevue Arts Museum. Bellevue, WA.
Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center. (traveling exhibition). The Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO. catalog, illustrated.
2011 Extreme Materials. Curated by Marie Via. Memorial Art Gallery. University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.
Flora and Fauna: MAD about Nature. Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY.
Material Witness: Hannelore Baron/Vanessa German/Donna Sharrett . Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY.
New York Fiber in the 21st Century. Curated by Sandra Sider. Lehman College, Bronx, NY.
Night Scented Stock. Curated by Todd Levin. Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY. catalog, illustrated.
Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center. (traveling exhibition). Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. catalog, ill.
Sweet and Savory. Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY.
2010 AbstrACTION. Curated by Dara Meyers-Kingsley.  Arts Exchange, White Plains, NY., brochure, ill.
Assembling Narratives: Quilting Impulses in Contemporary Art. Curated by Donna Harkavy and Flavia S. Zuniga-West, The Dorsky Gallery, L.I.C., NY.
catalog, illustrated.
2009 Daughters of the Revolution. Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY. catalog, illustrated.
Down to Earth. Collaboration with Skydog Projects, ecoartspace, New York, NY.
In Stitches. Curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody. Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York, NY. catalog, illustrated.
Pollinator Dreams: Hudson Valley Seed Library Pack Art 2010. Roos Art, Rosendale, NY.
2008 Art + Math. Stone Barn Gallery, Lenox, MA.
Permanently MAD: Revealing the Collection. Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY. catalog, illustrated.
1968/2008: The Culture of Collage. Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY.
1968/2008: The Culture of Collage. Zoller Gallery at Penn State, University Park, PA. catalog, illustrated.
2007 Laced with History. Curated by Lena Vigna, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI.
Luxe, Calme et Volupte. Curated by Joanne Mattera, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, WI.
Twenty Five Years of Pelavin Editions. Cheryl Pelavin Fine Art, New York, NY.
2006 Materiality. J Crist Gallery, Boise, ID.
Hair. Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
  The New Collage. Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY. catalog, illustrated.
Thread Bare: Tradition Unraveled. Kleinert/James Art Center, Woodstock, NY.
Threads of Memory. Curated by Margaret Mathews Berenson, The Dorsky Gallery, L.I.C., NY. catalog, illustrated.
2005 Collage. Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY.
Collage: Signs & Surfaces. Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY. catalog, illustrated.
Encaustic Works. The Samuel Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, NY. catalog, illustrated.
Pulse: Contemporary Artists Working in Fiber. The Catskill Mountain Foundation, Hunter, NY.
2004  All the Numbers I Know. Curated by Meridith McNeal, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
  Madison Avenue: Where Fashion Meets Art. Curated by Pavel Zoubok, Chanel, New York, NY.
I Want to Take You Higher. McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY.
2003  Bangladesh, American Embassy. Curated by Virginia Shore, Art in Embassies, Extended loan 2003-2005.
Couplets. Curated by Michele Fricke and Harvey Hix, The Writer’s Place, Kansas City, MO.
Newer Genres: Twenty Years of the Rutgers Archives for Printmaking Studios.
Curated by Wendy White, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ.
Pins and Needles. Curated by Lena Vigna, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI.
Uncommon Threads. Curated by Kathleen Spicer, Delaware Arts Center Loft Gallery, Narrowsburg, NY.
2002  Hair Stories. Curated by Ruth Marten, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY.
Residuum. Cheryl Pelavin Fine Art, New York, NY.   
2001  Alterations. Curated by Valerie McKenzie, James Graham & Sons Gallery, New York, NY.  
Handiwork. Curated by Lesley Heller, The Work Space, New York, NY. 
Patterns in the Making. Curated by Laura Moriarty, The Gallery at R & F, Kingston, NY. 
Picturing. Curated by Gerard McCarthy, Gallery Korea, New York, NY.  
Reconsidering the Renaissance. Curated by Dara Meyers-Kingsley, Bridgewater/Lustberg & Blumenfeld Gallery, New York, NY.    
Reflections. Curated by Susan Hardesty, Norwalk Community Technical College, Norwalk, CT.
2000   Gardens of Pleasure. Curated by Lisa Tamiris Becker, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI.
Un*Domesticated. Curated by Robyn Love, Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing, NY.
1999  In Bloom. Curated by Susan Hardesty, Norwalk Community Technical College, Norwalk, CT.
The Passions/Passions of Art. Richard Anderson Gallery, New York, NY.
Pattern. Curated by Valerie McKenzie, James Graham & Sons Gallery, New York, NY.
Objects of Desire. Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY.
Significant Other. Curated by Sandra Toro, Longwood Fine Arts Center, Bronx, NY.  
Wildflowers. Curated by Susan H. Edwards, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY. catalog.
1998  Artists Look at Gender. Curated by John Wineland, Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY. 
Take This Job and Shove It. Curated by Lisa Levy, HERE, New York, NY.
1997 Artist in the Marketplace 17th Annual Exhibition. Curated by Marysol Nieves & Lydia Yee, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY.
Stitches. Curated by Kathleen Spicer, Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY.
1996 In This Time and Place. Curated by Linda Weintraub, SUNY Art Gallery, New Paltz, NY.

 

Selected Bibliography

Arango, Jorge. Art to Remember. Hudson Valley Magazine: May 1999: p. 96. illustrated.
Bembnister, Theresa. The Odd Couplets. The Pitch (Kansas City): July 10, 2003. illustrated.
Cassai, Mary. Gallery Exhibits Encaustic Mourning Art. Daily Freeman: March 2, 2001:pp. 8,16. illustrated.
Cornelius Jablonski, Lynn. The Captivating Circle. Fiberarts: Nov/Dec 2005 :pp. 2, 50-55. illustrated.
Cotter, Holland. A Flock of Fledglings, Testing Their Wings. New York Times: August 1, 1997: p. C26.
Dalton, Jennifer. Donna Sharrett’s Mementos. www.PaintingsDirect.com: Artbyte: August 15, 2000. illustrated.
Falkenstein, Michelle. Creating Unusual Paints, and Teaching Artists How to Use Them. New York Times: December 31, 2006: p.WE 9.
Fredette, Lorrie. Encaustic: Some Like it Hot. Surface Design Newsletter: Winter 2008: pp. 12-13. illustrated.
Fujimori, Manami. Bronx Museum of the Arts. BT (Tokyo): October 1997: p. 140.
Golden-McNerney. One String After Another: Labor and Lace in Contemporary Art. Susceptible to Images: A Milwaukee Art Review: May 20, 2007.
Gomez, Edward M. Donna Sharrett’s Art of History, Remembrance and Time. Hyperallergic: January 10, 2015. illustrated.
Gomez, Edward M. Mixing It Up. Art & Antiques: September 2005: pp. 101 – 103. illustrated.
Gomez, Edward M. Weaving Memories of Mother, Talismanic and Tender. New York Times:October 12, 2000: E2. illustrated.
Gomez, Edward M. New Era, New Techniques. Art & Antiques: December 2000: pp. 73-75. illustrated.
Gomez, Edward M. The Moment After: Past Postmodernism, Art Finds a New Soul. ARTicles # 8 / 2002: pp. 142-157. illustrated.
Gomez, Edward M. The Unmistakable Touch of the Hand. Art & Antiques: October 2007: pp. 157-160. ill.
Herrera, Camilla. American Art. Stamford Advocate: July 25, 2002.
Hodara, Susan. Celebrating Artists Who Keep the Action in Abstraction. The New York Times: May 9, 2010: p.WE12.
Honigman, Ana. New York: Alterations: James Graham & Sons. Sculpture: January/February, 2002: pp. 65 – 66.
Johnson, Ken. Art Guide: Other Galleries: Donna Sharrett. New York Times: May 19, 2000: p. E36.
Johnson, Ken. Art in Review: Pattern. New York Times: July 16, 1999: p. E37.
Johnson, Ken. Art in Review: Hair Stories. New York Times: May 10, 2002: p. E37.
Lescaze, Zoe. The Metro Show and Editions Artists’ Book Fair Lure Antiquarians and Bibliophiles to Chelsea. www.GalleristNY.com: January 27, 2013. illustrated.
Levin, Kim. Voice Choices: Art: Galleries Downtown: Residuum. Village Voice: July 23, 2002: p. 90.
Levin, Kim. Voice Choices: Art: Galleries Downtown: Donna Sharrett. Village Voice: May 3 – 9, 2000: p. 106.
Levin, Kim. Voice Choices: Art: Galleries Uptown: Pattern. Village Voice: August 24, 1999: p. 91.
MacGowan, Carl. Needlework That Gets to the Point. Newsday: March 5, 2000: p. G10. illustrated.
Mahoney, Robert. Art Reviews: Residuum. Time Out New York: August 8-15, 2002: p. 57.
Mahoney, Robert. Art Reviews: Pattern. Time Out New York: August 19-26, 1999: p. 58. illustrated.
Marquardt-Cherry, Janet. Snapshots: Donna Sharrett’s Mementos. Woman’s Art Journal: Fall 2002/Winter 2003: pp 50-51. illustrated.
Martin, Lois. The “Mementos” of Donna Sharrett. Surface Design: Spring 2001: (cover illustration) pp. 16-19. illustrated.
Montreuil, Gregory. Reviews: New York: Donna Sharrett. New Art Examiner: November 2000: p. 55. illustrated.
Murphy, Meghan E. Roos Art displaying Seed Packages in “Pollinator Dreams”. Times Herald Record: November 13, 2009.illustrated.
Rice, Robin. Donna Sharrett. The Binnewater Tides: Fall 1998: pp. 13-14. illustrated.
Riley, Jan. Donna Sharrett: Pavel Zoubok Gallery. Sculpture Magazine: November 2006: pp. 77-78.illustrated. Erratum: January 2007.
Schmerler, Sarah. Art Reviews: Alterations. Time Out New York: July 19-26, 2001: p. 54.
Schommer, Terry. ‘WILDflowers’ blooming. Times Herald Record: September 2, 1999: p. 42P.
Searle, Karen. Innovative Arts Center Showcases Fiber. Fiberarts: Nov/Dec 2003: pp. 51-55. illustrated.
Sider, Sandra. Profile: Donna Sharrett. Fiberarts: March/April 1998: p. 18. illustrated.
Sembos, Mike. The Craft Controversy. Fairfield County Weekly: December 26, 2002.
Sexton, Elaine. Contemporary Collage: Pop Meets Politics and the Ready Made. Art New England: December – January 2006.
Smart, Paul. Where Art is Fun.The Woodstock Times: July 20, 2006.
Streitfeld, L.P. ‘The Craft of Art’ at Norwalk College. Stamford Advocate: January 12, 2003: p. D3-4
Streitfeld, L.P. Weir Farm today: Reaping the Fruits of a Continuing Legacy. Stamford Advocate: August 3, 2003 pp. B1-2
Tropiano, Dolores. ‘Hair’ show makes debut on art walk.The Arizona Republic: July 5, 2006.
Wong, Sherry. Bear Market Art. Artnet: October 31, 2002. illustrated.
Youens, Rachel. Previews/Reviews: Donna Sharrett @ Cheryl Pelavin Fine Art. NY Arts: June/July 2000: Vol. 5, No. 6: p. 42.
Zeitz, Lisa. What Remains of the Beautiful Days of Life. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Frankfurt, Germany): June 17, 2000: p. 62. illustrated.

 

Collections

Fidelity Financial Services, Boston, MA
Hebrew Home for the Aged, New York, NY
JP Morgan Chase, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Arts and Design, New York, NY
Pfizer, Inc., New York, NY
Sprint, Overland Park, KS
Vinson & Elkins, Houston, TX
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ
United States Department of State, U.S. Embassy – Valletta, Malta

 

Publications

2016 Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review: Issue Number 44, Borderlands Austin, TX., Art Series: Donna Sharrett, illustrated and cover art.
2015 Love Songs. Essay by Dara Meyers-Kingsley. Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY. exhibition catalog illustrated.
2014 TextileArt From Around the World. Ellen Bakker, Textile-link, The Netherlands. illustrated.
2012 Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center. Essays by Thomas Piche, Jr., Richard Rinehart and Pavel Zoubok. Exhibition Catalog. illustrated.
2011 Night Scented Stock . Essays by Debra Singer and Gregory Volk. Marianne Boesky, New York. illustrated.
Push: Stitchery: 30 Artists Explore the Boundaries of Stitched Art. Curated by Jamie Chalmers. Lark Crafts, New York. illustrated.
2010 AbstrACTION. Essay by Dara Meyers-Kingsley.  Arts Exchange, White Plains, NY., brochure, illustrated.
Assembling Narratives: Quilting Impulses in Contemporary Art. Essay by Donna Harkavy and Flavia S. Zuniga-West, The Dorsky Gallery, L.I.C., NY. illustrated.
Encaustic Art: The Complete Guide to Creating Fine Art with Wax. Lissa Rankin. Watson-Guptill Publications, NY. illustrated.
2009 Daughters of the Revolution. Essay by Pavel Zoubok. Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY. illustrated.
In Stitches. Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York, NY. illustrated.
2008 MAD Book: Museum of Arts and Design Collections Handbook. Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY. illustrated.
2006 The New Collage. Essay by Pavel Zoubok. Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY. illustrated.
Threads of Memory . Essay by Margaret Mathews Berenson, The Dorsky Gallery, L.I.C., NY.
2005 2006 Desk Calendar. U.S. Department of State, RPO Vienna, Austria. illustrated.
Collage: Signs & Surfaces. Essays by Brandon Taylor & Thomas Piche. Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY. illustrated.
Encaustic Works 2005. Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY. illustrated.
2004 Art in Embassies Program: United States Embassy Dhaka. Art in Embassies Program, Washington, D.C. illustrated.
2001 Spirit Maps. Joanna Arettam. Red Wheel Publications, York Beach, ME. illustrated.
2000 Donna Sharrett: Mementos. Essay by Thomas Piche. Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY. illustrated.
1999 WILDflowers. Essay by Susan Edwards. Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY.
1997  Artist in the Marketplace Seventeenth Annual Exhibition. The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY. illustrated.
Artists Look at Gender. Essay by John Wineland. Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY. illustrated.

 

Awards/Commissions/Grants/Residencies

2014 Habitat for Artists. Brookfield Art, World Financial Center, New York, NY.
2013 Commissioned work. Harper’s Magazine, New York, NY. July 2013: p. 73.
2003 New York Foundation for the Arts Artists’ Fellowship (Sculpture). NYFA, New York, NY.
Smack Mellon Artists Studio Residency. Brooklyn, NY.
Smack Mellon Artist Fellowship. NYSCA, NEA, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs & The Greenwall Foundation
2002 Weir Farm Trust Artist in Residency. Wilton, CT.
2001 Weir Farm Trust Artist in Residency. Wilton, CT.
2000 Empire State Craft Alliance Grant. Craft Alliance of New York State, Syracuse, NY.
1999 New York Foundation for the Arts Artists’ Fellowship (Craft). NYFA, New York, NY.
Special Opportunity Stipends Program. NYFA & NYSCA, Garrison Arts Center, Garrison, NY.
1998  Millay Colony for the Arts Residency. Austerlitz, NY.
1997 Artist in the Marketplace. The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY.

 

Lectures/Teaching

2015 Brown University, Providence, RI. (lecture and studio critiques)
Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah NY. (workshop)
2013 Penland School, Penland, NC. (teaching)
2003 Munson Proctor Williams Institute, Utica, NY.
2001 Colgate University, Hamilton, NY.
The Textile Study Group of New York, New York, NY.
2000 Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY.

 

Education

1984 School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. – B.F.A. Painting