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BIO

Embracing the essence of Organic Expressionism, Shar Coulson's work reflects her love of nature and the human figure. Working from visual memory, Shar explores the idea of perception vs. reality within the allusive figuration, gestural line work and organic forms found in her paintings. She was formally trained in classical figurative realism, yet finds her passion runs deepest in the world of abstraction. Her sensibility is also deeply informed by a successful career as a designer and executive creative director. Shar is a founding member of the Chicago Art Salon and has exhibited internationally. She lives in the Near West Side Market District of Chicago.

 

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Born in 1955.

EDUCATION

School of Representational Art, Chicago, IL

ADDITIONAL STUDIES:  American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL & Koh-Varilla Guild, Chicago, IL

INDEPENDENT STUDY:  Judy Pfaff, George Sotos & Patrick Betaudier

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017   The Essence of Organic Abstraction; Artist’s Proof Contemporary Art, Washington, DC

2017   New Horizons; Chicago Art Source, Chicago, IL

2016   Solo Exhibition: FaunaFloraFigure; The Union League Club, Chicago, IL

2016   Puzzle Abstract Exhibit; Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI

2016   Summer Soltices; Artspace 8, Chicago, IL

2016   Cedarburg Plein Air Competition, Cedarburg, WI                                                                                         (Awarded Honorable Mention)

2016   Chess; Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI

2016   Agape; Artspace 8, Chicago, IL

2015   Artspace 8 Gallery Group Show, Chicago, IL

2013   Cedarburg Plein Air Competition, Cedarburg, WI

2012   Hiding In Clear Sight; North Shore Art League, Chicago, IL

2012   Centered States; South Haven Center for the Arts, South Haven, MI

2012   Cedarburg Plein Air Competition, Cedarburg, WI                                                                                (Awarded Honorable Mention)

2011   Reassembled Group Show; South Shore Arts, Munster, IN

2011   Compilation Group Exhibition; The Art Center, Highland Park, IL

2010   North Park Art Walk, Chicago, IL

2010   Shared Visions Group Show; The John Almquist Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010   Sevres. Beyond Blue; Brickton Arts Center Group Show, Chicago, IL

2010   Improbability; Chicago, IL

2009   Kunst10daagse: Art Unites; Bergen, The Netherlands

2004   Objects of Nature; Helsinki, Fish Creek, WI

2004   Two Schools of Thought; Felter School, Chicago, IL

2002   Group Figurative Show; Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL

2001   Tradition and Innovation; The Three Arts Club, Chicago, IL

2000   Alumni Show; School of Representational Art, Chicago, IL

 

 

SELECTED ARTICLES

Chicago Woman: Featured Artist Shar Coulson

ART PLACEMENT

2017   Prudential Plaza, Chicago, IL

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