-Sharon Louden



M.F.A., Yale University School of Art

B.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
Weatherspoon Art Museum

Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL

Oliver Kamm/5BE Gallery, New York, NY

Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY

Numark Gallery, Washington DC

Anthony Grant, Inc., New York, NY
Clark University, Worcester, MA
Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

DiverseWorks ArtSpace, Houston, TX
Numark Gallery, Washington DC

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Dee/Glasoe Gallery, New York, NY
Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Works on Paper, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Richard Anderson Fine Arts, New York, NY
Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY

Gina Fiore Salon of Fine Arts, New York, NY


Femmes Fatales, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX 

Chroma, curated by Carson Fox, Adelphi University, Ruth S. Harley University Center Gallery, Garden City, NY
Susan Stockwell & Sharon Louden: Paper Trail,
Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London, UK

Shattered Glass: New Perspectives, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

Art Video Lounge at Art Basel Miami Beach, curated by Michael Rush, Miami, FL
Light x Eight: The Hanukkah Project, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
In Transit: From Object to Site, The List Art Center @ Brown University, Providence, RI
Pixel Visions: Contemporary Videos from Birmingham Collections, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Visual Arts Gallery, Birmingham, AL
The Line of Beauty, Kathleen Cullen Fine Art, New York, NY

Drawings & Works on Paper II, Patrick Heide Art Projects, London, UK
2D from 3D: Historical and Contemporary Works on Paper by Sculptors,
Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
Repeat Performance,
Anthony Grant, Inc., New York, NY
Minimal Means
(International Anniversary Exhibition in cooperation with the Niklas von Bartha Gallery of Contemporary Art, London); Kunstverein Eislingen, Eislingen, Germany

Presence of Light, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA traveling to Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA (2005)
Enchantment, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
Dimensional Line, Munson Williams Proctor Institute, Museum of Art,Utica, NY
Print Research Institute Works,
Gallery 414, Fort Worth, TX

Breathless, Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY
Summer Series, Anthony Grant, Inc., New York, NY
Transparent., Numark Gallery, Washington DC
Sharon Louden and Fernando Casasempere, The Hempel, curated by Alda Caparrelli, London, England
Define Line, Metaphor Gallery, curated by Lisa Hatchadoorian, Brooklyn, NY

Fall Line: Intuition and Necessity in Contemporary Abstract Drawing, Open Studios Press Gallery, Boston, MA
From Line to Introspection,
Studio Caparrelli, London, England
Drawings of Choice from a New York Collection, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL; traveling to Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR (2002-2003), Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA (2003), Cincinnati Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH (2003) and Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME (2003)
Narratives in Print: Selections from the Tamarind Institute, 1993-2000; The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX


Boomerang: Collectors Choice, curated by Bill Previdi, Exit Art, New York, NY
Finely Drawn: A Recent Gift of Contemporary Drawings, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC
Elsewhere, curated by Alice Smits, HERE, New York, NY
Let’s Go Fly a Kite, Saks Fifth Avenue Project Arts, Saks Fifth Avenue windows, Beverly Hills, CA
Works on Paper, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, New York, NY

Obsessive Drawing, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE
Making Ends Meet: An Installation in Six Parts, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
Snapshot, The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD
Rapture, curated by Janet Phelps, New York, NY
Live From New York, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Contemporary American Drawings from the Sarah-Ann and Werner H. Kramarsky Collection, Pollock Gallery/Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

From Scratch, Arc Gallery, Vienna, Austria
Show, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, NY
New Urban Sculpture, Public Art Fund, Metro Tech Commons, Brooklyn, NY
Domestic Pleasures, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY
Urban Configuration II: A Year in the Life, Starwood Urban Investments, LLC, Washington DC
Recent Acquisitions, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Betty Wasserman Art & Interiors Ltd., New York, NY
Phenotypology, curator Maureen McQuillan, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
Vanishing Points, curator Margaret Evangeline, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, NY
Connemara Conservancy Sculpture Exhibition, Dallas, TX (catalogue)

Sharon Louden and Kathleen Kucka, Nylon Gallery, London, England
Translucent, Transamerica Pyramid Building, San Francisco, CA
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC (catalogue)
Here: Artists’ Interventions at the AldrichMuseum, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Simple Matter, Numark Gallery, Washington, DC
National Drawing Invitational-7th Biennial, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

Eye and Hand: Recent American Drawings from a New York Private Collection, Harvard University Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, MA; traveling to Kunstmuseum Winterthur (1998), Kunst-Museum Ahlen (1998-1999), Akademie der Kunste, Berlin (1999), Fonds regional d’art contemporain de Picardie and Museee de Picardie, Amiens France (1999), Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY (1999)
Affirm Identity, curator Carolanna Parlato; Kingsborough Community College Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (catalogue)
Exhibition of Works on Paper, juror Jerry Saltz; Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA (catalogue)
Current Undercurrent: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Fresh, Jeffrey Coploff Fine Art, New York, NY

Simplicity, The Work Space, New York, NY
Emerging, organized by Ross Bleckner; Radix Gallery, New York, NY
Dots and Lines, Theresa Chong, Curator; Eighth Floor Gallery, 473 Broadway, New York, NY
National Juried Exhibition, juror Diana Johnson; Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI
35th Juried Exhibition, jurors Lisa Phillips & Jack Tilton; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
Fourteen Days: A Salon, Room, New York, NY
Selections Summer ‘96, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

56th Exhibition of Central New York Artists, juror Carlos Solana; Munson Williams Proctor Institute, Museum of Art, Utica, NY (catalogue)
Markings: A Drawing Invitational, curator Karen Sardisco; Mercer Gallery, Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY (catalogue)
Places Far and Near, curator Fred Liang; Layton Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design,Milwaukee, WI

Cooper Seeman Fine Art at Muranushi Lederman Gallery, New York, NY

New Directions in Two Dimensions, Werner Kramarsky, New York, NY
Summer Invitational ‘93, Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Second Atlanta Biennial, juror Robert Nickas; Nexus Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

Power and Gender, Artists-organized alternative space exhibition, Canterbury Hill, Atlanta, GA
Alternative Biennial, juror Alan Sondheim; Nexus Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA


Newhall, Edith, "Zipping, morphing, digitally animated scans of drawings," Philadelphia Inquirer, May 10, 2009

Humphreys, Steve, "Taking Turns: Sharon Louden at the BMA," Birmingham Weekly, October 2-9
Huebner, Michael, "Illuminating art to debut at museum this weekend," The Birmingham News, September 26
Huebner, Michael, "Birmingham Museum of Art commissions New York artist for 12 paintings," The Birmingham News, July 28

Genocchio, Benjamin, "Really? It's All Made of Glass?" New York Times, December 30
Johnson, Paddy, "Sharon Louden, Hedge," Time Out New York, November 1-7
Norris, Doug, Intransit from Object to Site, Spotlight Reviews Rhode Island, Art New England, February/March

Nelson, James R., "Pixel images form a riveting exhibition from DVDs and film," The Birmingham News, June 4
Turner, Elisa, "Art Review: Engaging Shows," Miami Herald, April 30
Miriam Kienle and Joelle Jensen, "Framing Line: Sharon Louden at the Neuberger Museum of Contemporary Art," NY Arts, Volume 11, May/June
Genocchio, Benjamin, "Something New, Something Animated," The New York Times, February 12
Gouveia, Georgette, "Drawing a line at the Neuberger," The Journal News, February 10

"Minimal Means," exhibition catalogue published by Kunstverein Eislingen, Eislingen, Germany
Goodman, Jonathan, "Sharon Louden at Anthony Grant," Art in America, March, 2005
Dawson, Jessica, "A Tailored Garden in Full Flower at Numark," Washington Post, February 3, 2005
O'Neill, Sean, "My Story: I Put My Own Twist on the ART of the Deal," Kiplinger's Magazine, February 2005
Koss, Natalie, "Experience the Motley Tails," On Tap Magazine, February 1, 2005
Cudlin, Jeffry, "Brushes With the Past," Washington City Paper, January 28, 2005

Drawings & Works on Paper II, Patrick Heide Art Projects, London, UK
2D from 3D: Historical and Contemporary Works on Paper by Sculptors, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
Repeat Performance, Anthony Grant, Inc., New York, NY

Minimal Means (International Anniversary Exhibition in cooperation with the Niklas von Bartha Gallery of Contemporary Art, London); Kunstverein Eislingen, Eislingen, Germany

Robinson, Walter, “Artist Sells Shares to Fund Work,” Artnet Magazine, Artnet News, July 8
White, Ben, ”Creative Commerce,” The Wall Street Journal Europe, July 1
White, Ben, ”Wall Street Lends Its Style to Artists In Need of Funds,” The Washington Post, June 30
Portnoy, Ellen, ”Out of the Ordinary: Unorthodox artwork take center stage at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute,” Syracuse New Times, March

Genocchio, Benjamin, ‘An Ethereal World, Explored Breath by Breath, New York Times, September 21
Dawson, Jessica, ‘Something Light for the Summer? Numark’s Transparent’ Should See You Through’, Washington Post, July 31
O’Sullivan, Michael, ‘Steinhilber Clearly Propels Transparent’, Washington Post, July 18
Lange, Jessica, ‘The Attenders: Creates a hairy situation at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art ‘ Review, Kansas City infoZine, April 14
Sherman, Mary, “Open Studios Press tries new ‘Line’ of work”, Boston Herald, January 12
McQuaid, Cate, “Meticulous meditations on the abstract”, Boston Globe, January 3

Thorson, Alice, ‘Hey Good Looking’, Kansas City Star, December 27
”Unframed: Artists Respond to AIDS”, published by Power House Books, New York, NY, October
Helfenstein, Josef and Fineberg, Jonathan, “Drawings of Choice from a New York Collection,” exhibition catalogue published by Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with essay by Kavie Barnes, September
Walcott, Ellison, “Sharon Louden: Visual Discovery”, Sculpture Magazine, vol. 21, no. 7, September
Tabios, Eileen, “My Romance”, published by Giraffe Books, Quezon City, Philippines

Akademie der Kunste, “minimal-concept, Zeichenhafte Sprachen im Raum” published by Overseas Publishers Association, N.V. under the licence by Verlag der Kunst, Dresden
Green, Roger, ”Grand Rapids: Sharon Louden: Urban Institute for Contemporary Art”, Sculpture Magazine, Reviews; vol. 20, no. 5, June
Sirmans, Franklin, “Shift: Sharon Louden and Kathleen McCarthy”, exhibition catalogue, DiverseWorks ArtSpace, Houston, TX; April
Green, Roger, “Art Rooms with a View Come in Early Spring Hue”, The Press, January 7
“Whimsies, linked,” Boston Globe, January 3
Cohen, Mark Daniel, AA Line of Thought Linearity in Contemporary Art”, NYArtsMagazine, January

Robbert, Kathy Jo, “Installation Works at UICA to Tickle the Art-Lover’s Fancy”, Advance, December 12
Silver, Joanne, “All for One: Six installation Artists achieve linkage at Mills Gallery”, Boston Herald, December 1
Wildman, David, AThis installation seeks a sense of Connectedness”, Boston Sunday Globe City Weekly, November 26
Battista, Kathy and Tichar, Sian, 50's and Above: Galerie Lelong, ‘Art New York: A Guide to Contemporary Art Spaces’ published by Ellipsis London Limited
Hawkins, Margaret, “Making it Personal”, Chicago Sun Times, October 6
Mahoney, Robert, “New Urban Sculpture”, Time Out New York, August 31-September 7
Smith, Roberta, “Stretching Definitions of Outdoor Sculpture, ‘New Urban Sculpture”, New York Times, July 28
Kutner, Janet, “Collector Drawn to Emerging Artists”, The Dallas Morning News, February 27
Van Keuren, Philip, “On Drawing: A Conversation with Werner H. Kramarsky, Connie Butler, and Harry Cooper”, Pollock Gallery/Division of Art Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University publication; exhibition catalogue for Contemporary American Drawings from the Sarah‑Ann and Werner H. Kramarsky Collection, February

Kastner, Jeffery, ANew Urban Sculpture at MetroTech Center, Brooklyn”, inprocess, Volume 8, No. 2, Winter issue
Winn, Alice, “Trip Tics”, Pittsburgh City Paper, February 2-9
Madden, Dave, “Expanded Universe”, In Pittsburgh Weekly, January 26-February 2
Bonetti, David, “Driven by Dynamic Abstraction”, San Francisco Examiner, January 28
Baker, Kenneth, “Fears, Hopes-Address Unknown”, San Francisco Chronicle, January 22
Fehrenkamp, Ariane, “Commissions: Public Art Fund”, Sculpture Magazine, Volume 19, No. 1, January/February

Laster, Paul, “New Year’s Spice”, Artnet Magazine, December 30
Landi, Ann, “Drawing is Another Kind of Language”, ARTnews, December

Messina, Paul, “Public Art Enlivens Metro Tech Center”, NY1, November 30
Vogel, Carol, “Art in Urban Landscape”, Inside Art, New York Times, October 15
Sheets, Hilarie M., “The Syntax of Drawing, From Old and New Alike”, Newsday, October 1
Viladas, Pilar, “Urban Renewal”, New York Times Magazine, Section 6/August 22
Henry, Max, AGotham Dispatch”, Artnet Magazine, July 16
Arning, Bill, “(Crisis Category)5”, exhibition catalogue, Works on Paper, Inc., Los Angeles, CA; April-March
Scott, Sue, “Saying So”, Review Magazine, Volume 4, No. 13, April
Rush, Michael, “Vanishing Pt. at Cynthia Broan”, Review Magazine, Volume 4, No. 13, April
McQuillan, Maureen, “Phenotypology”, exhibition brochure, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY; April
Evangeline, Margaret, “Vanishing Point”, exhibition brochure, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, NY; March
Scott, Sue, “Agents”, exhibition brochure, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE; March
Daniel, Mike, “Firmly rooted: Connemara’s reputation continues to grow”, Dallas Morning News,
March 12
Spaulding, Cathy, “The art of nature: Connemara draws artists to outdoors”, Allen American, March 6
O’Kelly, Emma, “Room with a View”, Frank, London, England; February

Zimmer, William, “A Dozen Artists at Work Within a Challenging Space”, New York Times, November 22
Ramp, Stefanie, “It’s All Here”, Fairfield County Weekly, Fairfield, CT; September 24-30
Wolfe, Townsend, “National Drawing Invitational”, exhibition catalogue, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR; May-June
Christman, Jennifer, “Sketches of Inspiration”, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Little Rock, AR; May 8
Harrison, Helen A., “bushes”, New York Times; March 29
New American Paintings, Northeastern Region; Open Studios Press, Wellesley, MA; February

Pomerantz, Marsha, “Drawing is another kind of language: Recent American Drawings from a New York Private Collection”, exhibition catalogue published by the Harvard University Art Museums in association with Daco-Verlag Gunter Blase: (with essays by Christine Mehring & Julie Vicinus), December
Nahas, Dominique, “Bishop, Krasner, Marden, Pollock, Brennan, Kreshtool, Lundsager, Tsao”, Review Magazine, New York, NY; November 15
McGinley, Lisa, “Local Associations”, The Day, Mystic, CT; October 7

Braff, Phyllis, “35th Juried Exhibition”, New York Times, October 6

De Palma, Donna, “On line: drawings at the Mercer Gallery”, City Newspaper, Rochester, NY; November 30
Worden, John, “Remarkable: Artists put ideas on the line in Drawing Show,” Democrat and Chronicle,
Rochester, NY; November 22

Drawing, The International Review published by the Drawing Society, New York, NY; Vol. XVA, No. 1, May- June
Pearson, Julee, “Sharon M. Louden”, Forum Magazine, Visual Arts Journal of Kansas City; May
New Letters Magazine of Writing & Art, Volume 60, No. 2.
Thorson, Alice, “Ensemble Work”, The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO; March 27
Kansas City Public Television Channel 19, “marquee” Program, aired March 24 & 26
Lewis, Diane, “Staples Gallery takes New Direction”, The Wichita Eagle, Wichita, KS; January 23

Ferranto, Matt, “Louden Clear”, Arts Oregon, Salem, OR; October
Cowdrick, Charles, “Summer Elegance and a Tasty Treat, Jan Weiner Gallery”, Pitch Weekly, Kansas City, MO; July 28-August 3

Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 3, No. 1, Spring, 1991

Hall, Jacqueline, “Gallery Exhibit shows Young Talent”, Columbus Dispatch, Arts Section, Front Page, July 14

Bourrie, Sallie, “Surrounded by Paper, Oil, Chalk & Water”, New City, Chicago, IL; July 15

Hirsch, Reese, “In the Arts, Talk is Cheap”, Open City, Atlanta, GA; Volume 2, No. 8, April
Georgia Public Television Arts Program, “State of the Arts”, April and November

McKenzie, Barbara, “Power and Gender”, Art Papers, Atlanta, GA; Volume 9, No. 6, November-December
McKenzie, Barbara, “Alternative Spaces”, Open City, Atlanta, GA; Volume 2, No. 4, September
“Artists Brighten Construction Site”, Atlanta Journal, Atlanta, GA; September 15
Cullum, J.W., “Alternative Review of the Alternative Biennial”, Art Papers, Atlanta, GA; Volume 9, No. 4, July/August


UrbanGlass Established Visiting Artist Fellowship

Artist residency, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM
Print residency/Visiting Artist project, Print Research Institute of
North Texas (P.R.I.N.T. press), Denton, TX
Visiting Artist/Scholar, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy

Installation for the story of The Eye, a performance by the Heather Harrington Dance Company, Joyce SoHo, New York, NY

Permanent outdoor sculpture commission, Yahoo! Corporate Headquarters, Sunnyvale, CA

Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Grant
Certificate of Merit, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
Art Omi International Artists Residency, Omi, NY

Outdoor sculpture commission, Public Art Fund, New York, NY
Connemara Conservancy Artists’ Grant, Dallas, TX

Print residency, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM

Installation for the Sixth Annual Improvisation Festival New York, curated by Julie Carr and Sondra Loring, Joyce SoHo, New York, NY

Professional Achievement Award, College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY

Mini-Grant, College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York

Minnesota State Arts Board Grant via North Country Museum of Arts, Park Rapids, MN

Schickle-Collingwood Prize, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT

Yale University School of Art Fellowships, New Haven, CT

Co-recipient, Atlanta Arts Council Grant for ‘Power and Gender’, artists-organized alternative space exhibition, Atlanta, GA


National Gallery of Art

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Weatherspoon Art Gallery
Yale University Art Gallery
Munson Williams Proctor Institute Museum of Art
Progressive Corporation
Amoco (British Petroleum) Corporation
Arkansas Arts Center
Teacher’s Insurance and Annuity Association
Pfizer, Inc., World Headquarters
Hallmark Cards Corporation
Saks Fifth Avenue
Starwood Urban Investments
Yahoo! Corporate Headquarters
Beverly Hills Cultural Center Foundation
The Chambers Hotel

Werner H. Kramar