Artist | Donna Sharrett (*1958)

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About the work

About the work

ARRANGEMENTS
This new series of work, while still referencing forms such as mandalas & rose windows, is additionally influenced by music, rhythm and a deeper sense of ritual. The series was developed to honor the artist's brother Scot Sharrett (1961-2001), a gifted musician. The discovery of hundreds of metal beads saved from the ends of his used guitar strings provided the impetus for this "Arrangement" series. The works are titled after songs Scot played on the guitar.

The need to mark the loss of loved ones transcends the confines of economic, political, religious, cultural and national boundaries. The work responds to the beauty of rituals developed to satiate this fundamental urge. The objects are created with traditional needlework techniques such as crochet and needlelace, and symbolically significant materials such as rose petals, rose beads hand rolled from dried rose petals, friendship rings and synthetic hair. The objects are sewn to dirt backing.

*Edward Gomez, in an essay written for the exhibition says, "Viewers of varied ages and backgrounds have responded to the emotional energy and meditative character of Sharrett's art, and to the inescapable touch of the artist's hand that is visible in each labor-intensive piece that she fashions from the humble materials."

Donna Sharrett lives and works in NYC and is represented by Cheryl Pelavin Fine Art. Her work has been exhibited at the Everson Museum (solo), the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Katonah Museum, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and is in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Arts & Design and the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum. Her work has been written about in Art & Antiques Magazine, Fiberarts Magazine, the New York Times, Sculpture Magazine & Surface Design Magazine. Awards include an Artist in the Marketplace Fellowship (AIM), an Edna St. Vincent Millay Residency, a Weir Farm Trust Residency, a 2003 & 1999 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and a Smack Mellon Studio Residency. She is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts.

* Edward Gomez is a regular contributor to the art and culture sections of the New York Times and is the US editor of Raw Vision.

Solo Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2005 Compositions. Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY. (November 17 - December 17)
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.
2000 Rose Petals and Hair Lace Mementos. Cheryl Pelavin Fine Art, New York, NY.
1996 Works on Paper. Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY.
1993 Housecoats/Epitaphs. Delaware Arts Center Gallery, Narrowsburg, NY.

Selected Group Exhibitions

Selected Group Exhibitions

2006 Threads of Memory. Curated by Margaret Mathews Berenson, The Dorsky Gallery, L.I.C., NY. (February)
2005 Collage: Signs & Surfaces. Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY.
2005 Encaustic Works. The Samuel Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, NY. catalog, illustrated. (September 17 - December 11)
2004 All the Numbers I Know. Curated by Meridith McNeal, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2004 Madison Avenue: Where Fashion Meets Art. Curated by Pavel Zoubok, Chanel, New York, NY.
2004 Let Me Take You Higher. McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY.
2003 Bangladesh, American Embassy. Curated by Virginia Shore, Art in Embassies, Extended loan 2003-2004
2003 Newer Genres: Twenty Years of the Rutgers Archives for Printmaking Studios. Curated by Wendy White, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ.
2003 Couplets. Curated by Michele Fricke and Harvey Hix, The Writer's Place, Kansas City, MO.
2003 Pins and Needles. Curated by Lena Vigna, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI.
2003 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.
2002 Residuum. Cheryl Pelavin Fine Art, New York, NY.
2001 Alterations. Curated by Valerie McKenzie, James Graham & Sons Gallery, New York, NY.
2001 Handiwork. Curated by Lesley Heller, The Work Space, New York, NY.
2001 Patterns in the Making. Curated by Laura Moriarty, The Gallery at R & F, Kingston, NY.
2001 Picturing. Curated by Gerard McCarthy, Gallery Korea, New York, NY.
2001 Reflecting on the Renaissance. Curated by Dara Myers Kingsley, Bridgewater/Lustberg & Blumenfeld Gallery, New York, NY.
2001 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.
2000 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.
1999 Pattern. Curated by Valerie McKenzie, James Graham & Sons Gallery, New York, NY.
1999 Objects of Desire. Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY.
1999 Significant Other. Curated by Sandra Toro, Longwood Fine Arts Center, Bronx, NY.
1999 Wildflowers. Curated by Susan H. Edwards, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY.
1998 Artists Look at Gender. Curated by John Wineland, Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY.
1998 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.
1997 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

Selected Bibliography

* - Arango, Jorge. Art to Remember. Hudson Valley Magazine: May 1999: p. 96. illustrated.
* - Cassai, Mary. Gallery Exhibits Encaustic Mourning Art. Daily Freeman: March 2, 2001:pp. 8,16. 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.
* - Fujimori, Manami. Bronx Museum of the Arts. BT (Tokyo): October 1997: p. 140.
* - 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.
* 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.
* - Langston, Bonnie. Exhibits Celebrates Life. Kingston Freeman: October 15, 1995: p. 25. 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.
* - Rice, Robin. Donna Sharrett. The Binnewater Tides: Fall 1998: pp. 13-14. illustrated.
* - Rushworth, Katherine. Expressions of Grieving. Syracuse Herald American/ Stars: October 22, 2000: p. 19. illustrated.
* - Samuels, Renee. Stitches in Time. Woodstock Times: March 27, 1997: Times 2, p. 1,10. illustrated.
* - Schmerler, Sarah. Art Reviews: Alterations. Time Out New York: July 19-26, 2001: p. 54.
* - Sider, Sandra. Profile: Donna Sharrett. FIBERARTS: March/April 1998: p. 18. illustrated.
* - Taguchi, Gay. Daughter Draws on the Past. Times Herald Record: February 18, 1993: p. 22. illustrated.
* - 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

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

Publications

Publications

2005 Collage: Signs & Surfaces. Essays by Brandon Taylor & Thomas Piche. Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, 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 Tom 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.
1997 Artists Look at Gender. Essay by John Wineland. Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY. illustrated.

Grants/Awards

Grants/Awards

2003 New York Foundation for the Arts Artists’ Fellowship (Sculpture). NYFA, New York, NY.
2003 Smack Mellon Artists Studio Residency. Brooklyn, NY.
2003 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.
1999 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.
1991 Artists Space Grant. Artists Space, New York, NY.

Lectures

Lectures

2003 Munson Proctor Williams Institute, Utica, NY.
2001 Colgate University, Hamilton, NY.
2001 The Textile Study Group of New York, New York, NY.
2000 Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY.

Education

Education

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

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SUMMARY based on artist-info records. More details and Visualizing Art Networks on demand.
Venue types: Gallery / Museum / Non-Profit / Collector
Exhibitions in artist-info 12 (S 5/ G 7) Did show together with - Top 5 of 239 artists
(no. of shows) - all shows - Top 100
Hannah Höch (2)- 123
Elaine Lustig Cohen (2)- 11
Judy Pfaff (2)- 52
Addie Herder (2)- 4
Lynda Benglis (2)- 145
Exhibitions by type
12:   11 / 1 / 0 / 0
Venues by type
8:   7 / 1 / 0 / 0
Curators 3
artist-info records Sep 1998 - Oct 2013
Countries - Top 1 of 1
United States (12)
Cities 2 - Top of 2
New York (11)
Katonah (1)
Venues (no. of shows ) Top 5 of 8
Pavel Zoubok Gallery (3)
Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts (3)
Katonah Museum of Art - KMA (1)
Marianne Boesky Gallery - 64th St (1)
Cheryl McGinnis Gallery (1)
Curators (no. of shows) Top 3 of 3
Rachael Lawe(1), Todd Levin(1), Pavel Zoubok(1)
Offers/Requests Exhibition Announcement S / G Solo/Group Exhibitions   (..) Exhibitions + Favorites
Katonah Museum of Art - KMA G Jun 2013 - Oct 2013 Katonah (34) +0
Zoubok, Pavel (Curator)       +0
Lawe, Rachael (Curator)       +0
Marianne Boesky Gallery - 64th St G Sep 2011 - Nov 2011 New York (22) +0
Levin, Todd (Curator)       +0
Pavel Zoubok Gallery G Jul 2009 - Aug 2009 New York (67) +0
Pavel Zoubok Gallery S Apr 2009 - May 2009 New York (67) +0
Pavel Zoubok Gallery S Nov 2005 - Dec 2005 New York (67) +0
Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts S Apr 2003 - May 2003 New York (45) +0
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