Shara Hughes


Born in Atlanta, USA / geboren in Atlanta, USA

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY / lebt und arbeitet in Brooklyn, NY

Education / Ausbildung


Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture


B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design

Selected Solo Exhibitions / Ausgewählte Soloausstellungen


Le. Consortium, Dijon, FR

‘Restless’, Sabine Knust Gallery, Munich, GER

‘Day By Day By Day’, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, CH

‘Unmanageable’, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, UK


‘At Arm’s Length’, Eva Presenhuber, Kastro, Antiparos, GRC

‘In Lieu of Flowers’, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY, US

‘Shara Hughes’, Eva Presenhuber, Beijing, CHN


‘Shara Hughes’, The Arts Club, London, UK

‘Don’t Hold Your Breath,’ Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, CH

‘Sun Salutations’, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI

‘Carving Out Fresh Options’, The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, US

Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI (forthcoming)

Berggruen Gallery, Sam Francisco, CA (forthcoming)

‘Bold Suns’, SOCO Gallery, Charlotte, NC


‘Same Space, Different Day’ Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York

‘Lamenting, Sighing, Weeping’ Gallery Met, New York

‘Mind Bender, Baldwin Gallery’ Aspen, CO


‘Shara Hughes: Big Intimates’ Ornis A. Gallery, Amsterdam

‘Here & There’ One River School, Englewood, NJ

‘Trips I’ve never Been On’ Marlborough Chelsea, New York


‘Far Out’ American Contemporary, New York


‘Guess You Had To Be There’ MOCA, GA

‘Atlanta GA Midnight Snacks’ Institute 193, Lexington, KY


‘Don’t Tell Anyone But…’ Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA


‘See Me Seeing Me’ American Contemporary, New York, NY

‘WE USE THESE THINGS’ sculptures and installations, P-r-i-m-e- t-i-m-e, Brooklyn, NY


‘Shara Hughes, Drawings’ Metroquadro, Rivoli, Italy


‘Show Me, Because You Can’t See’ Museum 52, London, England


‘If You’re a Mess, I’m a Mess’ Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany

‘Shara Hughes’ Metroquadro, Rivoli Italy


‘I’ll Just Have to Work With This’ Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

‘Thank You For Hosting’ Museum 52, London


‘All, Most, Mine, Parts Gallery’ Toronto, Canada

‘Everything, Always’ Rivington Arms, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions / Ausgewählte Gruppenausstellungen


‘Retrospective Group Show’, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA, US

‘Shara Hughes and Lois Dodd’, Parts and Labor, Beacon, NY, US

Group Show, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, CH


Group Show, Shane Campbell Gallery, South Loop, Chicago, IL, US

‘America Will Be! Surveying the Contemporary Landscape’, Dallas Art Museum, Dallas, TX, US

‘Landscapes: New Visions of the Landscape from the early 20th and 21st Centuries’, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, US


‘Ten Years’, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY, US

‘Present Tense: Selections from the Lenhardt Collection’, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ, US

EDDYSROOM@GalleriThomassen’, curated by Austin Eddy, Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg, SWE

‘SEED’, curated by Yvonne Force, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY, US

‘Cliche’, curated by Bill Powers, Almine Rech Gallery, New York, NY, US

‘Summer’, curated by Ugo Rondinone, Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, NY, US

‘Smooth Transitions’, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, CHE

‘The Lure of the Dark: Contemporary Painters Conjure the Night’, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, US

‘Jean-Marie Appriou, Martha Atienza, Dora Budor, Shara Hughes, Iman Issa, Justin Matherly, Tobias Pils, Magali Reus, Yves Scherer’, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, CH


‘Sun Toxic City’ Phillip Haverkampf Galerie, Berlin, Germany

‘Whitney Biennial’ Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

‘Drawing Island’ The Journal Gallery, New York


‘If Only Bella Abzug Were Here’ Marc Straus, New York

‘Hill of Munch’ Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York

‘Pipe Dream’ co-curated by Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York

‘Imagine’ Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy

‘Young Frankensteins’ Leslie Heller, New York

‘No Bad Days’ Shara Hughes and Britton Tolliver: Left Field Gallery, San Obisbo, CA

‘Feedback Of Desire’ Shara Hughes, Ted Gahl and Christoph Robner: Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Night Gallery, Los Angeles, 170 Suffolk Street, New York


‘Finestra aperta’ Shara Hughes, Meredith James, Elizabeth Jaeger, Annie Thornton: Jack Hanley Gallery, New York

‘Configurations’ Austin Eddy, Tamara Gonzalez, Shara Hughes, Ryan Schneider, Guy Yanai, Coburn Projects, London, England

‘Mons Dew’ Pat Berran, Melissa Brown, Andy Coolquitt, Stacy Fisher, Shara Hughes; MASS Gallery, Austin TX New York

‘Out of Place’ Group show, Dutton Gallery, New York

‘Instant Vacation’ Group Show, Trestle Projects Brooklyn, New York

‘Abstract Horizons’ Shara Hughes, Rebecca Morris, Caragh Thuring: Gredier Contemporary, Zurich, Switzerland

‘Sprawl’ High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

‘Tiger Tiger’ Michael Assiff, Jules De Balincourt, Katherine Bernhardt, Brian Belott, Shara Hughes, Misaki Kawai, Karin Gulbran, Maikiko Kudo, Nikki Maloof, Ryan Morozowski, Yutaka Sone, Paul Swenbeck; Salon 94, New York

‘Spirit of the Dead Watching:’ Annie Hammond Hotte, Austin Eddy, Bradley Biancardi, Tracy Thomason, Shara Hughes; Devening Projects, Chicago, IL


‘Translated Cities’ Shirin Gallery, New York

‘ Sump Pumped Sentiments’ Shara Hughes, Gideon Bok and Todd Bienvenu, TSA Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

‘Other Peoples Paintings’ Torrance Shipman Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

‘Sculptures and Works on Paper’ Mikael Andersen Gallery, Berlin, Germany


‘Bathers’ Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York

‘Genius of Love’ Brian Morris Gallery, New York


‘Billedstorm’ Mikael Andersen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

‘Habeas Corpus’ Halsey Mckay Gallery, East Hampton, New York

‘ I Know This But You Feel Different’ Curated by Shara Hughes and Meredith James, Marc Jancou, New York

‘One Giant Leap: Work from the Saatchi Gallery’ Hyatt Regency The Churchill, London

‘GA Artists’ Abernathy Arts Center, Atlanta, GA


‘Crushed Candy’ Shara Hughes, Jonathan Eherenberg, Meredith James and TM Sisters, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL

‘Wild Beasts’ Shara Hughes, Joshua Abelow, Ryan Schneider, Daniel Heidkamp, and Ezra Johnson, Champion, Austin, TX The Big Show, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York


‘Group Show’ Museum 52, New York

‘Diamonds in the Crows Nest’ Parlour No. 15, New York

‘Oxbow Centennial Show’ Roots and Culture Gallery, Chicago, IL


‘Diverse Propositions:’ The Best of Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

‘Boom’ TTC Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

‘Works on Paper’ Museum 52, London, England


‘Project Space in conjunction with: There’s a Better way to Spend the Afternoon’ Museum 52, London

‘Living in a Box’ Jesper Christiansen, Shara Hughes, Eddie Martinez, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany

‘All Cut Up’ Roebling Hall, New York, NY

‘Inside Out’ Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany

Demolition Milk, TS1 Gallery, Beijing, China


‘Accessories’ Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

‘Up as if Down’ Cuchifritos, New York


‘Cabin Fever’ Rivington Arms, New York

‘Labyrinthitis’ two person show with Meredith James, Rivington Arms, New York

Publications / Veröffentlichungen


Peiffer, Prudence. Review: Shara Hughes, Artforum

Kazanjian, Dodie. ‘How Small-Scale Paintings Became the Art World’s Big New Trend’ Vogue

Stopa, Jason. Tripping Out: The Upended Landscapes of Shara Hughes. Hyperallergic

‘Trips I’ve Never Been On’, The New York Times

Smith, Roberta. Art in Review: Shara Hughes


Nolan, Joe. The December Art Crawl gets gifty for the holiday season, Nashville Scene

Maake Magazine featured artist: Shara Hughes, New American Painters; Spotlight Artist; issue 118 Bedford and Bowery

‘That Feeling When You Leave Your 200-Acre Tree Farm For a Tiny Greenpoint’ Art Studio, by Guilia Alexandria

Greenwood, Cailtin. ‘Mons Dew’ at MASS Gallery, The Austin Chronicle. October 16.

The Lookout: ‘Finestra Aperta’, Art in America

The Lookout: ‘Finestra Aperta’, Art in America


Art in America review for ‘Guess You Had To Be There’, MOCA GA, Atlanta GA by Stephanie Cash


Modern Painters review for ‘Don’t Tell Anyone But…’, by Lilly Lampe


20 x 200 edition print of ‘Lighten Up’


‘House of Blues’ The Atlantan Magazine March/April 2010, by Felicia Feaster, P38


Rehme, Sandra, Shara Hughes, ‘Time Out’, P58


‘New American Paintings vol. 58’ and cover artist

Awards & Residencies / Auszeichnungen & Residenzen


Atlantic Center for the Arts residency, master artist Dana Schutz, New Smyrna Beach, FL


Working Artist Project at MOCA, GA


Joan Mitchell Fellowship to attend Vermont Studio Center


Scholarship to attend Anderson Ranch artist residency Snowmass, CO Vermont Studio Center artist and writers residency, Fellowship Award,Johnson, VT


Florence Leif Painters Award, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI


Residency, Ox-Bow Fellowship recipient, Saugatuck, MI