Residency Period: November 2013
Sharon M. Louden graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Yale University, School of Art. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Drawing Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Birmingham Museum of Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Louden’s work is held in major public and private collections including the Neuberger Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, National Gallery of Art, Arkansas Arts Center, Yale University Art Gallery, Weatherspoon Art Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others.
Louden conducts Glowtown workshops in schools and not-for-profit organizations across the country, and is active on boards and committees of various not-for-profit art organizations and volunteers her time to artists to further their careers. Sharon is a full-time practicing, professional artist who lives and works in New York City.
Louden is the editor of Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists published by Intellect Books and distributed by the University of Chicago Press. The book is on its second printing since the first run sold out before its official release on October 15th. Louden will be touring the book in November visiting cities across the United States and in Europe. During this tour she will visit Cannonball, and offer a talk and book signing, which will be held at Locust Projects on November 12.