Shara Hughes (b. 1981, Atlanta, GA) earned a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and later attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Recent solo exhibitions include Aspen Museum of Art, Aspen, CO; The Garden Museum, London, UK.; Le Consortium, Dijon, France; the Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI; Gallery Met at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY; and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA; among many others. Forthcoming solo exhibitions include the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO; and the Yuz Museum, Shanghai, CN, in 2021; and the Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern Switzerland, in 2022. Hughes has participated in numerous group exhibitions, at venues such as the Drawing Center, New York, NY; the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA. The artist was also included in the 2017 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Hughes’ work belongs to many prominent museum collections including the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; the Denver Museum of Art, Denver, CO; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; the Jorge M. Perez Collection, Miami, FL; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA; the M Woods Museum, Beijing, China; the Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; the Rachofsky Collection, Dallas, TX; the Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO; the Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing, China; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; the Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY; and the Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China, among others. Hughes currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.