Encaustic Paintings

Uncle’s Party (Teno and Jow), encaustic and mixed media on panel, 23 by 22.5 by 1 inches

Pen & Ink Drawings

Foliage, Flowers, Glass Objects, pen & ink drawing collage, 32.25 x 40.25 inches

Watercolors

Detail of Still and Green Moon 3

Bio and Contact

YOLANDA SHARPE

GALLERY REPRESENTATION:

National Conference of Art Gallery, Detroit, Michigan

Contact: Ms. Shirley Woodson

18100 Meyers Road, Detroit, Michigan 48235

(313) 342-1786

 

BIO:

I grew up in Detroit, Michigan and relocated to upstate New York, where I have resided since 1987. Within the last few years, the work — especially the encaustic paintings, revealed a creative energy that was shaped by my formative years in Michigan when I studied Painting and Printmaking at Wayne State University in graduate school in Detroit. Some of my encaustic paintings try to capture Detroit’s beauty, decay, and re-ruralization. There is a shift now in focus that appears evident in my latest encaustic paintings, and I am not sure what to say about them other than that they reflect the combined urban/rural area where I presently live in Oneonta.

CONTACT for Questions or Sales:

To purchase paintings and drawings from my studio inquire through:

Yolanda.Sharpe@oneonta.edu OR yolanda.sharpe579@gmail.com

Please write me for the phone number.

EDUCATION

Wayne State University: Painting, Printmaking, MFA, 1982

Michigan State University: Painting, Printmaking, BFA, and Art History, BA, 1979

IN-PROGRESS WORK

New Works on Paper – Pen, Ink, and Watercolor Drawing Collages, an extended visual narrative. Size range: 24 by 18 inches to 40 by 60 inches

Urban Landscape: Encaustic Paintings. Size range: 20 by 20 inches to 48 by 43.75 inches

Watercolor Paintings: Size range: 30 by 22 inches, 25.75 by 40 inches, and 25.75 by 80 inches

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

Paradise Revisited: Recent Watercolor Paintings, Orazio Salati Gallery, Binghamton, NY

2016

In the Neighborhood – Encaustic Paintings, National Conference of Art Gallery, Detroit, MI

2015

Garden Paradise – Recent Watercolor Paintings, Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY

2014

Recent Watercolors and Encaustic Paintings. Palatine Church, Nelliston, NY

2012

Urban Fragments–Encaustic paintings, Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, Michigan

2011

YOLANDA SHARPE – Ink and Wax, selection from Foliage and Still Life Drawing series, and Urban Fragments painting series, The Earlville Opera House, Earlville, New York

Fragments, Digital images of encaustic paintings, and drawings, Krasnoyarsk State Institute of Fine Art Gallery, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

2010

Urban Fragments: encaustic painting series, Martin-Mullen Gallery, State University of New York – College at Oneonta, Oneonta, New York

2009-2010

Drawings for Hexaflexagon Artist Book, and Foliage and Still Life Series, Elena’s Gallery, Oneonta, New York

2004

Recent Works-Angels, Mott Community College Fine Arts Gallery, Flint, Michigan

2000

On Line Exhibit/Yolanda Sharpe, Gallery Site, An Independent Art Forum

1997

Recent Works, Community Arts Gallery, Little Falls, New York

1996

Paintings and Constructions – New Works, Community Arts Gallery, Little Falls, New York

1992

Angels: Wings of Fire (Series One), George R. N’Namdi Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan

1991

At Home, Mark Masuoka Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

State University of New York Faculty Exhibition, Martin-Mullen Gallery, State University of New York – College at Oneonta, Oneonta, NY

Itsy Bitsy Biennale, Green Kill Gallery, Kingston, NY

Artists for Woodmere Village: A Historic Community, presented by the National Conference of Artists & Crump Fine Art, Woodmere, OH. Curator: Cynthia Samples.

Invitational - State University of New York College of Oneonta Faculty and Hartwick College Faculty, Forman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY. Curator: Nancy Golden.

2015

Insights - Yolanda Sharpe, Carole Harris, M. Saffell Gardner, National Conference of Art Gallery, Detroit, MI. An exhibit presenting Painting, Fiber, and Mixed Media.

Black and White - works on paper, National Conference of Art Gallery, Detroit, MI

2013

Seven Artists, Excitingly Different, Windsor Whip Works Art Gallery, Binghamton, New York. Curated by James Mullen

2012

Menage À Detroit, G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Detroit, Michigan. Curated by Dennis Nawrocki

2011

Watercolor Revisited: A New Perspective, Art Department Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

On the MARK, group show of TROY MARK 10 NYFA artists, Martin-Mullen Gallery, State University of New York – College at Oneonta, Oneonta, New York

Crazy, group show of experimental art, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

SUNY Oneonta Art Faculty Exhibit, Martin-Mullen Gallery, State University of New York – College at Oneonta, Oneonta, New York

2010

MARK 10, New York Foundation for the Arts Exhibition, group show at the House of Creative Soul Gallery, Saratoga Springs, New York

Recent Drawings, Roxbury Arts Two-person, Stanford, New York

Gallery Exhibition – Robert Wilbert: Teacher, Mentor, Friend, The Scarab Club, Detroit, Michigan

2009-2010

Timothy Sheesley, Master Printmaker: Artist and Collaborator, Sears Harkness Hall, Roberson Museum, Museum and Science Center, Binghamton, NY. Yolanda Sharpe’s Origami Kitchen, lithography print is among many artworks featured in exhibit.

2008

LS and ss (Large Drawings/small sculptures), National exhibition, Martin-Mullen Art Gallery, State University of New York-College at Oneonta, Oneonta, New York

2008

Outrageous Pages, National exhibition of artists books, Martin-Mullen Art Gallery, State University of New York-College at Oneonta, Oneonta, New York

2007

Faculty Select, Summer Exhibition: faculty and Selected Students, Martin-Mullen Art Gallery, State University of New York-College at Oneonta, Oneonta, New York

2005

Jim Adley & Friends, Mott Community College Fine Arts Gallery, Flint, Michigan

2004

Faculty Art Exhibit, State University Plaza Gallery, Albany, New York

Visions of Color, three-person exhibit, Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York

2004

Prints + Plus, Fine Arts Gallery, State University of New York-College at Oneonta, Oneonta, New York

2003

Faculty & Friends, Fine Arts Gallery, State University of New York-College at Oneonta, Oneonta, New York

2001

The 59th Exhibition of Central New York Artists, Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, New York

1998

Nine Otsego County Painters, Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, New York

1994

The Hale Woodruff Memorial Exhibition, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, New York

1993

Gathering Medicine Exhibition, Coast to Coast: National Women Artists of Color, New York, New York

1991

Artists of Central New York 54th Annual Exhibition, The Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum, Utica, New York

1990

Yolanda Sharpe and Gilda Snowden, Mark Masuoka Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada

1990

Woven Spirits, Creative Arts Center, Pontiac, Michigan.  Curator:  George R. N’Namdi

SELECTED TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2010

Jennifer Axinn-Weiss paintings, and Yolanda Sharpe drawings, and artists books, Roxbury Arts Group, Old Bank Gallery, Roxbury, New York

2004

Recent Works: John Dempsey and Yolanda Sharpe, Fine Arts Gallery, State University of New York-College at Oneonta, Oneonta, New York

1994

Mary M. Lum and Yolanda Sharpe, Gallery 53, Cooperstown, New York

1992

Spiritual Natures: The Art of Yolanda Sharpe and Phil Young, The Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute Museum, Utica, New York

1991

The 2.5th Dimension: Chris Calloway and Yolanda Sharpe, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, New York

1990

Yolanda Sharpe and Gilda Snowden – Recent Paintings and Wood Constructions, Mark Masuoka Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada

AWARDS

2010 – 2011

Selected by The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for the Fulbright Lecturing/Research award in the Russian Federation for the 2010-2011 academic year.

http://www.fulbright.ru/en/community/Sharpe

http://www.cies.org/schlr_directories/usdir10/Art8.htm

http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/2010-2011/alpha-list.htm

2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, and 2002

Faculty Creative Activity Grant, SUNY Oneonta

2010

Selected by New York Foundation for the Arts’ MARK10 professional practice program

2009

Selected as one of 68 artists to appear on the inaugural version of the Central New York Artist Database. A jury of art professional selected my work from among nine counties of applicants, and the work and resume is now in this database. They will construct a website and publish it, February 2010.

2006

Biographical profile was selected for inclusion in the 23rd and 24th Editions of Who’s Who of American Women, 2006-2007, 2005-2006, 2004-2005, 2003-2004, and 2002-2003

2005

Biographical profile selected for inclusion in the 8th and 9th edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers®, 2005, and 2004.

2002

S.O.S. Special Opportunity Stipend, New York State Council for the Arts

1999

Faculty Development Fund of the College Foundation, SUNY Oneonta

1994

The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

1991

Faculty Development Fund of the College Foundation, SUNY Oneonta

1990

New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Grant

1986 and 1984

Visual Artists Grant, Michigan Council of the Arts

ARTISTS’ COLLABORTION

2003

A five-color lithography print edition of 10, Origami Kitchen, with Master Printer, Timothy Sheesley, at Corridor Press

1993

A four-color lithography print edition of 30, Self-Portrait, with Master Printer, Timothy Sheesley, at Corridor Press

MEMBERSHIP

2011 – present

State Alumni Member of Fulbright Scholars

AIM International Arts Movement

2010 – present

MARK 10 New York Foundation for the Arts Alumni