Sharon L. Butler
New York, NY
"I've been painting for twenty years, but I'm like a doubtful novitiate trying to believe. Maintaining my art blog Two Coats of Paint (http://www.twocoatsofpaint.com), a compilation of articles about painting and related subjects, has become a ritual practice. Ironically, I consider myself a painter, but while I paint I'm always thinking up new ideas for conceptual, social, and digital projects. My old painting teacher, Rob Moore, used to tell me I think too much."
Sharon Butler has received several grants and awards, including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, Pocket Utopia residency, Connecticut Artist fellowship, Blue Mountain Center Artists' fellowship, Vermont Studio Center residency grant, a Red Cinder Creativity Center residency, and two Connecticut State University research grants. Since 2000, she has been a faculty member in the Department of Visual Arts at Eastern Connecticut State University. Her work is included in private collections in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Baltimore, Tampa, Philadelphia, Providence, London and Kyoto. Butler maintains the art blog Two Coats of Paint, is a contributing writer at The Brooklyn Rail and has guest-blogged at Art21, Hyperallergic and The Huffington Post.
Tufts University, BA, art history
Massachusetts College of Art, BFA, painting
University of Connecticut, MFA, art