Sharon Butler

Lives and Works New York, NY

Sharon Butler Gallery Art

A painter and arts writer, Sharon Butler is widely known as the founder of Two Coats of Paint, a project which includes an influential art blog, an artists residency and other initiatives. The blog has been sponsored by numerous arts organizations including Creative Capital and the Warhol Foundation. Her early works blur the lines between painting and sculpture. Leaving edges unfinished and raw, the structure of the canvas becomes equally important as the painted forms, making the painting an object in itself, with an emphasis on hand-made craft. Butler's more recent works explore digital structures. She creates daily drawings using phone apps which explore shape, line, and composition, and then paints these abstract digital renderings on canvas. 


In 2015, Butler was named the Patricia Highsmith-Plangman Fellow at Yaddo and was also the inaugural artist-in-residence at Counterproof Press. She has shown work at NADA New York (2014), and her 2016 painting exhibition at Theodore:Art in Bushwick was selected as a Critic's Pick in Time Out New York. Butler is New-York based, and, thanks to the generosity of the Two Trees Cultural Space Subsidy Program, maintains a studio in Brooklyn, under the Manhattan Bridge. She is affilliated with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Parsons, The New School.


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