Shara Hughes

Born 1981
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

 

EDUCATION

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

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Shara Hughes, The Arts Club, London, England
Don't Hold Your Breath, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland (forthcoming)
Sun Salutations, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
Carving Out Fresh Options, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
Sticks and Stones, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Bold Suns, SOCO Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Surprise Anxiety, Pace Prints, New York, NY

2017    

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

Mind Bender, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO 

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

2016   

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

2015   

Far Out, American Contemporary, New York, NY

2014   

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

Midnight Snacks, Institute 193, Lexington, KY

2013   

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

2012   

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

2011   

Shara Hughes, Drawings, Metroquadro, Rivoli, Italy

2010   

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

2009   

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

Shara Hughes, Metroquadro, Rivoli, Italy

2008   

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

Thank You For Hosting, Museum 52, London

2007   

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

Everything, Always, Rivington Arms, New York, NY

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Ten Years, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY
Present Tense: Selections from the Lenhardt Collection, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ 

EDDYSROOM@GalleriThomassen, curated by Austin Eddy, Galleri Thomassen, Göteborg, Sweden

SEED, curated by Yvonne Force, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY 
Cliche, curated by Bill Powers, Almine Rech Gallery, New York, NY 
Smooth Transitions, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland
Summer, curated by Ugo Rondinone, Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, NY

The Lure of the Dark: Contemporary Painters Conjure the Night, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Jean-Marie Appriou, Martha Atienza, Dora Budor, Shara Hughes, Iman Issa, Justin Matherly, Tobias Pils, Magali Reus, Yves Scherer, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland.

2017

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 

2016

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, Lesley Heller Gallery, 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

2015

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

2014

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

2013 

Bathers, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY

Genius of Love, Brian Morris Gallery, New York NY

2012

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

2011

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

2010

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

2009

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

2008

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

2007 

Accessories, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Up as if Down, Cuchifritos, New York, NY

2006

Cabin Fever, Rivington Arms, New York, NY

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

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2012

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

 

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2017
Liquitex Cadmium-Free Research Residency, Griffin Gallery Studios, London, England
2013

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

2012

Working Artist Project, Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia

2007

Joan Mitchell Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center

2005

Scholarship to attend Anderson Ranch Artist Residency, Snowmass, CO

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

2004

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

2003

Residency, Ox-Bow Fellowship Recipient, Saugatuck, MI
 

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

2018

Greenway Wall Mural (70’ x 76’) at Dewey Square Park, Rose Kennedy Greenway
Conservancy in partnership with the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Boston, MA

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2018
Bradway, Todd. Landscape Painting Now, Artbook/D.A.P. (forthcoming)
Shanahan, Mark. “A New Mural Coming to the Greenway,” The Boston Globe, pg B16, May 13, 2018
Nafziger, Christina. “Shara Hughes,” Art Maze Magazine, Issue 7, Spring 2018.
Smith, Roberta. “On The Hunt for Artistic Gems at Frieze,” The New York Times, May 3, 2018.
Hallock, Jeremy. “Dallas Art Fair works to be part of DMA’s permanent collection,” The Dallas Morning News, April 14, 2018.
Greenberger, Alex. “At Dallas Art Fair, Dealers Play Their Hand Deep in the Heart of Texas,” ARTNews, April 12, 2018.
“6 World-Class Booths to See at the Dallas Art Fair,” Artnet News, April 12, 2018.
Laster, Paul. “Assembling a Dream Collection at the Dallas Art Fair,” Whitehot Magazine, April.
McQuaid, Cate. “The Lure of the Dark: Contemporary Painters Conjure the Night,” Boston Globe, pg N2, March 21. 
Kazanjian, Dodie. “Shara Hughes, a Whitney Biennial Standout, Moves On to Monoprints,” Vogue, February 26, 2018.
2017
Editors, “Best of 2017: Our Top 20 NYC Art Shows,” Hyperallergic, December 20, 2017.
Feaster, Felicia. “ATL to NYC: Is the leap worth it for creatives?,” Atlanta Journal Constitution, September 22, 2017.
Drawings, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY
Schwendener, Martha. “What To See In New York Art Galleries This Week,” The New York Times, June 15, 2017.
“Goings On About Town: Shara Hughes,” The New Yorker, June 2017.
Saltz, Jerry. “To Do: See Shara Hughes, Same Space Different Day,” New York Magazine, May 17, 2017.
Lew, Christopher and Locks, Mia. Whitney Biennial 2017, Whitney Museum of American Art and Yale University Press, March 2017. 
Herbert, Martin. “Ten Shows to See,” ArtReview, p. 42, May 2017.
Saltz, Jerry. “Right Now is a Blockbuster Moment in New York for Female Artists,” Vulture, May 19, 2017.
Martin, Hannah. “Objets d’Art: Tiffany & Co. taps five artists from the 2017 Whitney Biennial to create limited edition keepsakes,” Architectural Digest, p. 62, April 2017.
Russeth, Andrew. “Art: The Female Gaze,” W Magazine, p. 62, April 2017.
Phillips, Kaitlin. “Downtown Disaster” (illustration), Bookforum, March 2017.

2016

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

2015 

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

2014 

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

2013

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

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

2012

20 x 200 Edition Print of Lighten Up

2010

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

2008

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

2005

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

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA

Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Jorge M. Perez Collection, Miami, FL
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Saatchi Gallery, London, England
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College, Davidson, NC