Gallery Joe

Philadelphia, PA

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Sharyn O

Walking Drawing (134)
2005
ink on paper
11 1/4 x 7 5/8 inches

Sharyn O’Mara

b. 1966 Massachusetts

EDUCATION

1992 Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI, MFA
1988 The George Washington University Washington, DC, BFA
1987 Syracuse University, Florence, Italy, Studies in Fine Art and Art History

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2007
The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (DCCA) Project Space Gallery, Wilmington, DE (upcoming)
2006
Lukacs Gallery, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT (upcoming)
2005
Pause, Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, NA
Fault Lines, Gallery 817, University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA
2004
Land Marks, Podium Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland
2003
untitled: corner, Nexus Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, Funded in part by a Grant-in-Aid of Research, Temple University
2002
Only Words, Ester Allen Greer Museum, University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, OH
2001/02
Translation, Museum of Art, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA
2000/01
Unbroken View, The Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
2000
Recent Work, Carrera Gallery, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL
1999
Prepositions and Other Textscapes, Corridor Artspace, Kansas City, MO
Divided: land + language, Writers Place, Kansas City, MO

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2007
INK!, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
2006
Series…, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
2005
Aqua Art Miami, Miami Beach, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
The Cartographic Impulse, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
2004
Sculpture in Four Dimensions, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington DC jurors: Twylene Moyer, Ana Maria Escallon
Trace, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery Philadelphia PA
2003
Does Space Have a Gender? Drawings by Men and Women, Gallery 817, Philadelphia, PA
North of the Border, 314 Brown, Philadelphia PA
2002
In View , Minima 42 Second Street, Philadelphia, PA
Trax, Union Station, Kansas City, MO
2001
Sculptors at Work, Corcoran Gallery of Art / Hemicycle Gallery, Washington DC
Non-Matriculated Residencies, Temple Gallery Philadelphia, PA
16th Annual Greater Midwest International, Art Center Gallery Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO
2000
Biennial 2000, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA
2000 National Juried Exhibition, Bristol Art Museum Bristol, RI
Watermark 2000: Works On Paper, Studio 107 Whiteville, NC
1999
hunter / gatherer at In Progress, 1900 Main, Kansas City, MO

INSTALLATIONS

2003
Untitled field (line), series of site specific installations in abandoned buildings in north Philadelphia neighborhoods, Philadelphia, PA
2002
Untitled field (church), Philadelphia, PA
Untitled field (arch), Philadelphia, PA

AWARDS

2004
The Drawing Center, Viewing Program, Accepted
The Leeway Foundation
2003
Summer Research Fellowship, Temple University
2002
Grant-in-aid of Research, Temple University
2001
Grant-in-aid of Research, Temple University
Project Grant, Museum of Art, Juniata College
2000
Studio Visit with Amada Cruz, Director of the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, NY
Project Grant, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS
1993 - 2000
Kansas City Art Institute faculty development grant
1998
Kansas City Art Institute special project grant
1991
Graduate Award of Excellence, RISD Providence, RI

WORK IN FILE

The Drawing Center, Viewing Program, New York City, NY (slide files)
Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY (flat files)

COMMISSIONS

2004
untitled, The Cigar Factory, Philadelphia, PA
2003
untitled (nests), Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
untitled (flutter), Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
2000
Sonnenshein Nath & Rosenthal

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2005
Djerassi Woodside, CA
2004
The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
1999
Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME

BIBLIOGRAPHY (REVIEWS & ESSAYS)

2004
O'Sullivan, Michael. “Added ‘Dimensions’”, Washington Post, 07/23/04 Fallon, Roberta and Libby Rosof, ArtBlog, 07/17/04 Philadelphia Style Magazine
2003
Oldknow, Tina, John Perrault, Neil Watson, New Glass Review 24
Fallon, Roberta and Libby Rosof, ArtBlog, 11/23/03
2002
di Blasi, Debra. “Transient Lives,” catalogue essay for Trax 2001
Miller, Nicole M. “Putting Their Work Out in the Open”, Washington Post
Earenfight, Phillip, “Translation,” catalogue essay
2000
White, Mark S. “Unbroken View,” catalogue essay
1999
Kirsch, Elisabeth. “Variety is the Mark Behind Group Show,” Kansas City Star, 04/09/99

LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS, & CONFERENCES

2004
Visiting Artist Lecture, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Artist in Residence Lecture, The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass, Corning New York
2002
Crossing the Line, A sculpture conference presentation of work and panel discusion, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2001
Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Rio Grande, Ohio
Sculptors at Work / Symposium, Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC
2000
Visiting Artist Lecture, Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida
Faculty work presentation, Freshman Orientation, Tyler School of Art
Program Presentation, Conference of Foundation Educators, Alfred University, Alfred, New York
Lecture, California State University at Northridge, Northridge, California
Unbroken View: a conceptual sketch (revised) Salina Arts Center, Salina, KS
Recent Work, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, Maine
Unbroken View: a conceptual sketch; conference presentation at Wichita State
University in collaboration with writer Debra di Blasi

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2000 - present
Associate Professor and Chair of Foundation, Tyler School of Art / Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
1996 - 2000
Assistant Professor Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
1995 - 1996
Assistant Professor Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1993 – 1995
Assistant Professor Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Sharyn O'Mara