Sharon Dowell artist


Artist’s Statement

I view my work as shots of moments in my life, those times when there is activity all around me, yet I feel still. I see the beauty of that instant. I concentrated on capturing that moment.

I do not view my work as stark images or objects, but as an amalgamation of hues and shapes that may change at any second, mimicking life itself. I explore the construct of texture, and how it fades my subject to memory or an emotion. I enjoy the subtlety of overlaying images and complex sensations. A layer may represent looking down on a vast cityscape, or even just a feeling expressed in the markings of the paint. The moving of shapes becomes an intellectual voyage as I articulate impressions of my environment.

Sharon Dowell graduated with a BFA from UNC Charlotte, where she concentrated in the areas of illustration and painting. Sharon has exhibited in the Southeast, L.A., and New York City and has works in the collections of Fidelity Investments, Duke Energy, and The Federal Reserve Bank, among others. She is also an independent curator.



Public Art
CATS Transit commission, 25th St Station, light rail, Charlotte, NC, 2011

What Color Is Your Memory? portrait project of Charlotteans, Charlotte, NC 2011

Bull City Connector bus line commission, Durham, NC, 2010

CATS Transit commission, TPSS/signal houses, light rail, Charlotte, NC, 2009


Arts and Science Council public mural commission, Central Avenue, City of Charlotte, 2008


David and Julia White Colony, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica, 2013
Tyrone Guthrie Center, Annaghmakerrig, Ireland, April 2012

McColl Center for Visual Art, Summer Affiliate, Charlotte, NC, April-Sept 2011

NES Artist Residency, Skagastrond, Iceland, July 2010


Selected Solo Exhibitions
Sharon Dowell: Against The Tide, Water Works, Salisbury, NC
Urbanscapes, Adler Gallery, Asheville, NC
Shift, Dialect Design, Charlotte, NC
Thank You Universe, Plaza Muse, Charlotte, NC
Pendulum, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Sharon Dowell: Substrata,  Duke University, Louise Brown Gallery
Swing, Cone Center Gallery, University of North Carolina at Charlotte


Selected Exhibitions
Forged Landscapes: Sharon Dowell + Ahmad Sabha, Ross Gallery-CPCC, Charlotte
12″ x 12″ Show, Gallery Seventeen, Greenville, SC
Grand Opening Exhibition,Gallery Seventeen, Greenville, SC
In & Out, Cabarrus Arts Council, Concord, NC
New Works, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA
Studio 12, McColl Center forVisual Art, Charlotte, NC
Petit Et Local, Dialect Design, Charlotte, NC
reCOLLection, Mona Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Beauty (Sharon Dowell, Martha Whitfield, Molly Wilbanks, Heather Freeman, Shane Agostinelli, and Mary Tuma), Women Centered Art Center, Charlotte, NC
The Green Shadow, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC
Momentum: Charlotte Artery, Ciel Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Small Works, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA
Group Show, Rodger LaPelle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
North Carolina Museum of Art Auction, Raleigh, NC
Transfusion: Charlotte Artery, Charlotte, NC
3D, Culture Initiative Pop Up Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Tram Bui, Sharon Dowell, & Francisco Mora, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA
Kantry Days, NES, Skagastrond, Iceland
CrashSharon Dowell, Sean Richards, & Derek Toomes, Flanders Art, Raleigh, NC
Converging Trajectories, Modified Arts, Curator: Ted Decker, Phoenix, AZ
30 Small Works, Gallery Up, Rock Hill, SC
Charlotte Artery Winter Show, Charlotte, NC
Ten, Center of the Earth Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Winter Show, Green Hill Center, Greensboro, NC
Summer Show, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN
KiptonART silent auction, Friends of the Arts Benefit, Christies New York
The Boom Collective, Helac & Wirth, New York, NY
City/Country, Center of the Earth Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Structurally Sound, Cabarrus Arts Council, Concord, NC
Elements: Sharon Dowell & Susan Poindexter, Thomas Deans Gallery, Atlanta
Winter Show, Green Hill Center, Greensboro, NC
New Artist Preview, Flanders Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC
Structures, The Gallery at Carillon, Charlotte, NC
Seen & Unseen: Sharon Dowell & Patrick Glover, Center of the Earth Gallery, Charlotte, NC



Historical and Contemporary Art Gallery, Atlanta Georgia


690 Miami Circle NE, Ste 905, Atlanta, GA 30324    Tel: 404 814-1811                                                                            

Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Artist Sharon Dowell