Artist Resume

Education
2018 MFA candidate - Florida State University
2013 University of South Florida, BFA

Solo Exhibitions
2017 Jan – Hair Matters; Softwater Studios; St. Petersburg FL
2016 Oct - Nov – The Root of The Matter; The Working Method Contemporary Gallery; Tallahassee FL
2015 May – Split Ends; Kirk Ke Wang Gallery: Tampa FL
2014 May- June – Reconstruction; Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum; St. Petersburg FL

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 – People of Color, People of Clay, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland
2017 – Jamaica Biennial, Special Collections, Devon House, Kingston, Jamaica West Indies
2017 – Beauty and The Biotch, Oglesby Union, Tallahassee FL
2016 – Nov 29th- Dec 11th Prizm Art Fair, Miami FL
2016 – AQUA Miami Art, Miami FL
2016 August 27 - Dec 18th - ATLBNL (Atlanta Biennial) Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta GA
2016 – Gwangju Biennial Online Periscope Presentation, Curating The International; Diaspora: Is the Curator an Agent or Double Agent of Cultural Identity?, Dong-gu, Gwangju, Korea
2016 – Dean’s List, Thomas Deans Fine Art, Atlanta GA
2016 June 6th - July 23 – Amplified: Reverberation, USF Contemporary Art Museum, USF CAM, Tampa FL
2016 March – Emerging Artist -Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, Tampa FL
2016 April - June – Digital, The National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston Jamaica West Indies
2016 March- May – NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) National Student Juried Exhibition. Makers, Mentors and Milestones, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City MO
2016 – Fantastic Ekphrastic, Softwater Studios, St Petersburg FL
2016 Feb – The Ringling Underground, The Ringling Museum Courtyard, Sarasota FL
2016 – January – The Moleskine Mailer Project, Tempus Projects, Tampa FL
2015 July –Luminous Bodies, ArtScape, Toronto Canada
2014 October – Five by Five, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa FL
2014 April – Grand Opening, Gallerie 909, St. Petersburg FL
2014 March – May – ALLtogether Now, Dunedin Fine Art Center; Dunedin FL
2013 Sept - Dec – Redbones Café Gallery, Kingston Jamaica West Indies
2013 Sept – Eat This, Blue Lucy Gallery, St. Petersburg FL
2013 June – KOTE (Kingston On The Edge) ROKTOWA Gallery, Kingston Jamaica West Indies
2012 Nov - March 2013 – National Biennial, The National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston Jamaica
2012 May – The Vault, the University of South Florida’s Senior Thesis BFA show, Tampa FL
2012 – Da Kink In My Hair Art Exhibition, Harbour Front Center, Toronto Canada

Residencies
2017– PILOTENKUECHE, Leipzig Germany
2015 – Artscape - Luminous Bodies Facilitated Residency, Toronto Canada
2015 – Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle ME
2012 – 2013 – ROKTOWA, Downtown, Kingston Jamaica
2012 July - August – (7weeks) Assistantship with Artist Laura Facey, Mt Plenty Gallery, St. Ann Jamaica

Awards/Grants/Nominations
2017 – Jim Boone Endowed Art Scholarship, Florida State University, Tallahassee FL
2016– Exceptional Opportunity Award, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
2016 – Emerging Artist Talent, Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, Tampa FL
2016 – Andy McLaughlin Memorial Award, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
2015 – Travel Grant, Florida State University, Congress of Graduate Students, Tallahassee, FL
2014 – Merit Award Dunedin Fine Art Center, annual Student / Member/ Faculty show, Dunedin FL
2010-2011– Talent Grant, USF, Tampa FL
2010 – Talent Grant, USF Institute on Black Life, Tampa FL

Lecture/Workshop/ Presentations
2017 – Professional Practice presentation, Florida State University
2016 – Gwangju Biennial Gwangju Biennial, Online Periscope Presentation, “Curating The International Diaspora: Is the Curator an Agent or Double Agent of Cultural Identity?”, Dong-gu, Gwangju, Korea
2016 – Mentor to young artists at NCECA 2016, “Makers, Mentors, and Milestones”, Kansas City, MO
2015 – The Cultural Symbolism of Art, Lunch Time Lecture Series, The Museum of Fine Arts, St Petersburg FL,
2015 – Split Ends- Artist Talk, Kirk Ke Wang Gallery, Tampa FL
2015 – Presentation -The Cultural Symbolism of Art, Lunch Time Lecture Series, MFA (The Museum of Fine Arts), St Pete FL
2014 – The Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum (panel presentation)
2013 – KOTE (Kingston On The Edge), Kingston Jamaica (ceramic workshop demo)
2013 – ROKTOWA, Kingston Jamaica (hand building workshop)
2012 – Walkerswood Summer School, St Ann Jamaica (ceramic workshop)

Bibliography
2017– Jamaica Biennial, National Gallery of Jamaica Exhibition Catalog
2016 – NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) National Student Juried Exhibition Catalogue, Kansas City MO
2012 – “National Biennial 2012 National Gallery of Jamaica” Catalog, Kingston Jamaica West Indies

Print Media/Online publications
Creative Pinellas- "Politics of Invisibility: Interview with Sharon Norwood.” Ava Avenue 09 May 2017
AFRICANAH.ORG- "Sharon Norwood." Jan. 2017
Creative Loafing: Tampa Bay-"SHARON NORWOOD." Caitlin Albritton, 2016
DAILY SERVING- "Atlanta Biennial at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center." Bryan Granger, Nov 2016
BURNAWAY- "ATLBNL Disappoints with Vague Goal and Uneven Art." Jared Butler, Oct. 2016
Creative Loafing Atlanta- "The South comes alive once again." Muriel Vega August 2016
Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora- "Sharon Norwood", Sept. 2016
Creative Loafing Tampa Bay - Femme Visuale: Sharon Norwood “There’s hair in my food!”, Caitlin Albritton, Aug. 26, 2016
Nationalgalleryofjamaica. "Digital: Sharon Norwood." National Gallery of Jamaica Blog. Apr. 2016.
The Tampa Bay Times- “St. Pete sculptor, painter reframes popular images of blackness”. Mark Wolfenbarger , March 21st, 2016
The Weekly Challenger- “The identity of art,” Frank Drouzas , May 8, 2014