Shara Hughes

Born 1981
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY



2011     Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
2004     BFA, Rhode Island School of Design




Same Space, Different Day, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY

Mind Bender, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO 

Lamenting, Sighing, Weeping, Gallery Met, New York, NY 


Shara Hughes: Big Intimates, Ornis A. Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Wherever You Go, There You Are, 39 Great Jones, New York, NY 

Here & There, One River School, Englewood, NJ

Trips I've Never Been On, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY


Far Out, American Contemporary, New York, NY


Guess You Had To Be There, MOCA Georgia, Atlanta, GA

Midnight Snacks, Institute 193, Lexington, KY


Don't Tell Anyone But..., Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA


See Me Seeing Me, American Contemporary, New York, NY

WE USE THESE THINGS, sculptures and installations, P-r-i-m-e- t-i-m-e, Brooklyn, NY


Shara Hughes, Drawings, Metroquadro, Rivoli, Italy


Show Me, Because You Can't See, Museum 52, London, England


If You’re a Mess, I’m a Mess, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany

Shara Hughes, Metroquadro, Rivoli, Italy


I’ll Just Have to Work With This, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Thank You For Hosting, Museum 52, London


All, Most, Mine, Parts Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Everything, Always, Rivington Arms, New York, NY




Jean-Marie Appriou, Martha Atienza, Dora Budor, Shara Hughes, Iman Issa, Justin Matherly, Tobias Pils, Magali Reus, Yves Scherer, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland.


Sun Toxic City, Phillip Haverkampf Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Whitney Biennial 2017, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Drawing Island, The Journal Gallery, New York, NY 


If Only Bella Abzug Were Here, Marc Straus Gallery, New York, NY

Pipe Dream, presented by Night Gallery and Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY

All Tomorrow’s Parties, Hathaway David Contemporary, Atlanta, GA

Hill of Munch, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY

Imagine, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy

Young Frankensteins, Leslie Hellar, New York, NY

No Bad Days: Shara Hughes and Britton Tolliver, Left Field Gallery, San Obisbo, CA

Feedback Of Desire: Shara Hughes, Ted Gahl and Christoph Robner, Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Finestra aperta: Shara Hughes, Meredith James, Elizabeth Jaeger, Annie Thornton, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY

Abstract Horizons: Shara Hughes, Rebecca Morris, Caragh Thuring, Gredier Contemporary, Zurich, Switzerland

Sprawl, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Tiger Tiger: Michael Assiff, Jules De Balincourt, Katherine Bernhardt, Brian Belott, Shara    Hughes, Misaki Kawai, Karin Gulbran, Maikiko Kudo, Nikki Maloof, Ryan Morozowski, Yutaka   Sone, Paul Swenbeck, Salon 94, New York, NY

Spirit of the Dead Watching: Annie Hammond Hotte, Austin Eddy, Bradley Biancardi, Tracy Thomason, Shara Hughes, Devening Projects, Chicago, IL

Mons Dew: Pat Berran, Melissa Brown, Andy Coolquitt, Stacy Fisher, Shara Hughes, MASS Gallery, Austin TX

New York Configurations: Austin Eddy, Tamara Gonzalez, Shara Hughes, Ryan Schneider, Guy Yanai, Coburn Projects, London, England 

Instant Vacation, Group Show, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NY

Out of Place, Group Show, Dutton Gallery, New York, NY


Translated Cities, Shirin Gallery, New York, NY

Sculptures and Works on Paper, Mikael Andersen Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Sump Pumped Sentiments: Shara Hughes, Gideon Bok and Todd Bienvenu, TSA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Other Peoples Paintings, Torrance Shipman Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Bathers, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY

Genius of Love, Brian Morris Gallery, New York NY


Billedstorm, Mikael Andersen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Habeas Corpus, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY

GA Artists, Abernathy Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

I Know This But You Feel Different, curated by Shara Hughes and Meredith James, Marc Jancou, New York, NY

One Giant Leap: Work from the Saatchi Gallery, Hyatt Regency The Churchill, London, UK


Crushed Candy: Shara Hughes, Jonathan Eherenberg, Meredith James and TM Sisters, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL

Wild Beasts: Shara Hughes, Joshua Abelow, Ryan Schneider, Daniel Heidkamp, Ezra Johnson, Champion, Austin, TX

The Big Show, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY


Group Show, Museum 52, New York, NY

Oxbow Centennial Show, Roots and Culture Gallery, Chicago, IL

Diamonds in the Crows Nest, Parlour No. 15, New York, NY


Diverse Propositions: The Best of Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

Works on Paper, Museum 52, London, England

Boom, TTC Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark


Project Space in conjunction with: There’s a Better way to Spend the Afternoon, Museum 52, London, England

Demolition Milk, TS1 Gallery, Beijing, China

Inside Out, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany

All Cut Up, Roebling Hall, New York, NY

Living in a Box: Jesper Christiansen, Shara Hughes, Eddie Martinez, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany


Accessories, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Up as if Down, Cuchifritos, New York, NY


Cabin Fever, Rivington Arms, New York, NY

Labyrinthitis, two person show with Meredith James, Rivington Arms, New York, NY




Kazanjian, Dodie. “How Small-Scale Paintings Became the Art World’s Big New Trend,” Vogue, August 2016

Peiffer, Prudence. “Review: Shara Hughes,” Artforum, April 2016

Prentnieks, Anne. “Critic's Pick: Shara Hughes,” Artforum, March 12, 2016

Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review: Shara Hughes, 'Trips I've Never Been On,’” The New York Times, March 10, 2016

Stopa, Jason. “Tripping Out: The Upended Landscapes of Shara Hughes,” Hyperallergic, March 5, 2016


Nolan, Joe. “The December Art Crawl Gets Gifty for the Holiday Season,” Nashville Scene, December 3, 2015

“The Lookout: “Finestra Aperta,” Art in America, November 2015

Greenwood, Cailtin. “'Mons Dew' at MASS Gallery,” The Austin Chronicle, October 16, 2015

“Shara Hughes, Featured Artist,” Maake Magazine, Issue 1, 2015

Wilson, Michael. “Spotlight: Shara Hughes,” New American Paintings, Issue 118, 2015

Alexandria, Guilia. “That Feeling When You Leave Your 200-Acre Tree Farm For a Tiny Greenpoint Art Studio,” Bedford and Bowery, April 2015


Cash, Stephanie. “Review: Shara Hughes,” Art in America, September 24, 2014

Vega, Muriel. “A Few Questions with Shara Hughes,” Creative Loafing, May 5, 2014

“Shara Hughes—Greenpoint,” #ffffff walls, 2014


Lampe, Lilly. "Don't Tell Anyone But…,” Modern Painters, 2013

Reese, Rachel. “Interview: Shara Hughes,” Bomb Magazine, April 9, 2013


20 x 200 Edition Print of Lighten Up


Feaster, Felicia. “House of Blues,” The Atlantan Magazine, March/April 2010, p. 38


Rehme, Sandra. “Shara Hughes,” Time Out, February 20, 2008, p. 58


“Cover Artist,” New American Paintings, vol. 58, 2005




I Know This But You Feel Different, curated by Shara Hughes and Meredith James, Marc Jancou, New York, NY




Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency, Master Artist Dana Schutz, New Smyrna Beach, FL


Working Artist Project, Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia


Joan Mitchell Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center


Scholarship to attend Anderson Ranch Artist Residency, Snowmass, CO

Vermont Studio Center Artist and Writers Residency, Fellowship Award, Johnson, VT


Florence Leif Painters Award, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI


Residency, Ox-Bow Fellowship Recipient, Saugatuck, MI


Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Saatchi Gallery, London, England
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA