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,” solo, Jennifer Baahng Gallery, NY, 2022”

“Morning in America,” Theodore:Art, Brooklyn, NY,  2021

“New Paintings,” Theodore:Art, Brooklyn, NY, 2018

“Good Morning Drawings,” SEASON, Seattle, WA, 2017

“Sharon Butler,” Theodore:Art, Brooklyn, NY, 2016

“New Social Situations,” Beacon, NY., 2015

“Dense Surveillance,” SUNY Westchester, NY, 2013

“Precisionist Casual,” Pocket Utopia, NY, 2013

“Gone Wrong,” Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, 2012

“Sharon Butler: New Paintings,” John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY, 2009


“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, Tribeca, NY, 2021

“Drawings,” ‘sindikit, Baltimore, MD, 2017

“Restraint and Limitation,” George Caleb Bingham Gallery at the University of Missouri, 2017

“Deux Côtés,” Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, 2017

“Vernacular,” Theodore:Art, Brooklyn., NY, 2015

“Abstraction and Its Discontents,” Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn, NY, 2014

“Brooklyn Bridge,” George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2014  


Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY: Resident, 2018.

Creative Capital / Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writer Grant / 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.

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.


Eraser 4, Interviews with Sharon Butler, Matt Kleberg, Jered Sprecher, Jason Stopa, Vadis Turner, Thornton Willis. Edited by Brian Edmunds. Birmingham, AL, Curating Contemporay, 2022

Brainard Carey, “Sharon Butler,” Praxis Interviews on Yale Radio, podcast, January 27, 2022

Laurie Fendrich, “Accidental on Purpose: Sharon Butler at Theodore:Art,” artcritical,web, February 26, 2021

James Panero, “Gallery Chronicle,” The New Criterion, March 2021

Loren Monk, “Sharon Butler at Theodore:Art,”  James Kalm Rough Cuts, video review, January 26, 2021

Leslie Wayne, “Light is Beauty: Sharon Butler talks art, life and blogging,” artcritical, Oct. 1, 2018

Paul D’Agostino, “Instagram Cats: Sharon Butler’s new paintings based on iPad drawings are telling you, quite frankly, that surfaces matter,” Hyperallergic, Sept. 22, 2018

Patrick Neal, “Philosophical Paintings that Bare Their Process,” Hyperallergic, February 5, 2016

Benjamin Riley, “The Critic’s Notebook,” The New Criterion, February 2, 2016

Howard Halle, “Critic’s Picks: Sharon Butler,” Time Out New York, January 25, 2016


Cornell University, Ithaca, 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


Pitches & Scripts


Group Exhibition
January 20 - March 11, 2023
Sharon Butler


Sharon Butler
Sept 15 - Nov 15, 2022
TANGO | Summer Exhibition | July 13 - August 17, 2022


Summer Exhibition
July 13 - August 17, 2022

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