Shara Hughes

Born 1981
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY



2011     Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
2004     BFA, Rhode Island School of Design



Le Consortium, Dijon, France (forthcoming)

At Arm's Length, Eva Presenhuber, Kastro, Antiparos
In Lieu of Flowers, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY 

Shara Hughes, Eva Presenhuber, Beijing, China 

Shara Hughes, The Arts Club, London, England
Don't Hold Your Breath, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland 
Sun Salutations, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
Carving Out Fresh Options, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
Sticks and Stones, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Bold Suns, SOCO Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Surprise Anxiety, Pace Prints, New York, NY


Same Space, Different Day, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY

Mind Bender, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO 

Lamenting, Sighing, Weeping, Gallery Met, New York, NY 


Shara Hughes: Big Intimates, Ornis A. Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Wherever You Go, There You Are, 39 Great Jones, New York, NY 

Here & There, One River School, Englewood, NJ

Trips I've Never Been On, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY


Far Out, American Contemporary, New York, NY


Guess You Had To Be There, MOCA Georgia, 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, NY




Group ShowShane Campbell Gallery, South Loop, Chicago, IL

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

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


Ten Years, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY
Present Tense: Selections from the Lenhardt Collection, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ 

EDDYSROOM@GalleriThomassen, curated by Austin Eddy, Galleri Thomassen, Göteborg, Sweden

SEED, curated by Yvonne Force, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY 
Cliche, curated by Bill Powers, Almine Rech Gallery, New York, NY 
Smooth Transitions, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland
Summer, curated by Ugo Rondinone, Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, NY

The Lure of the Dark: Contemporary Painters Conjure the Night, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Jean-Marie Appriou, Martha Atienza, Dora Budor, Shara Hughes, Iman Issa, Justin Matherly, Tobias Pils, Magali Reus, Yves Scherer, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland.


Sun Toxic City, Phillip Haverkampf Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Whitney Biennial 2017, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Drawing Island, The Journal Gallery, New York, NY 


If Only Bella Abzug Were Here, Marc Straus Gallery, New York, NY

Pipe Dream, presented by Night Gallery and Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY

All Tomorrow’s Parties, Hathaway David Contemporary, Atlanta, GA

Hill of Munch, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY

Imagine, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy

Young Frankensteins, Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY

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


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

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, NY

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

Mons Dew: Pat Berran, Melissa Brown, Andy Coolquitt, Stacy Fisher, Shara Hughes, MASS Gallery, Austin TX

New York Configurations: Austin Eddy, Tamara Gonzalez, Shara Hughes, Ryan Schneider, Guy Yanai, Coburn Projects, London, England 

Instant Vacation, Group Show, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NY

Out of Place, Group Show, Dutton Gallery, New York, NY


Translated Cities, Shirin Gallery, New York, NY

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

Sump Pumped Sentiments: Shara Hughes, Gideon Bok and Todd Bienvenu, TSA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Other Peoples Paintings, Torrance Shipman Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Bathers, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY

Genius of Love, Brian Morris Gallery, New York NY


Billedstorm, Mikael Andersen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Habeas Corpus, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY

GA Artists, Abernathy Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

I Know This But You Feel Different, curated by Shara Hughes and Meredith James, Marc Jancou, New York, NY

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


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, Ezra Johnson, Champion, Austin, TX

The Big Show, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY


Group Show, Museum 52, New York, NY

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

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


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

Works on Paper, Museum 52, London, England

Boom, TTC Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark


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

Demolition Milk, TS1 Gallery, Beijing, China

Inside Out, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany

All Cut Up, Roebling Hall, New York, NY

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


Accessories, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Up as if Down, Cuchifritos, New York, NY


Cabin Fever, Rivington Arms, New York, NY

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




I Know This But You Feel Different, curated by Shara Hughes and Meredith James, Marc Jancou, New York, NY



Liquitex Cadmium-Free Research Residency, Griffin Gallery Studios, London, England

Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency, Master Artist Dana Schutz, New Smyrna Beach, FL


Working Artist Project, Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia


Joan Mitchell Fellowship, 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



Greenway Wall Mural (70’ x 76’) at Dewey Square Park, Rose Kennedy Greenway
Conservancy in partnership with the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Boston, MA




Jones, Alex A. "Shara Hughes with Alex A. Jones," Brooklyn Rail, June 2019

Rockefeller, Hall W. "Bloom and Bust Shara Hughes at Rachel Uffner," less than half, May 9, 2019

Jacobs, Joseph. "BlackBook Art View: Painter Shara Hughes Nods to Hockney, Matisse," BlackBook, May 7, 2019

Alteveer, Ian; Locks, Mia; and Hughes, Shara. Shara Hughes: Landscapes, Rachel Uffner Gallery and Eva Presenhuber, May 2019

Kazanjian, Dodie. "The Scary, Pretty Flower Paintings of Shara Hughes," Vogue, April 30, 2019

Baumgardner, Julie. "Trending Talent: Shara Hughes," Galerie Magazine, Spring 2019

Bradway, Todd. Landscape Painting Now, Artbook/D.A.P.


Sabelhaus, Kate Jackson. “Shara Hughes: Imagined Lands Untraveled,” Flaunt Magazine, December 13, 2018.
Russo, Regina. “Artist to Watch: Brooklyn-based artist Shara Hughes,” Private Air Luxury Magazine, November-December 2018, pp. 104-106.
Lesser, Casey. “22 Artists on The Materials That Inspire and Drive Their Work,” Artsy, August 27, 2018.
Castro, Alexander. “Shara Hughes coats trio of large canvases with many colors at Newport Art Museum,” Newport Daily News, August 21, 2018
Editors of ARTNews, “Pictures at an Exhibition: ’Summer Studio: Institute 193’ at the Elaine de Kooning House, East Hampton, New York,” ARTNews, August 14, 2018
Rhodes, David. “Summer: Curated by Ugo Rondinone,” The Brooklyn Rail, July 11, 2018
Goldstein, Caroline. “Beat the Heat With These 19 Summer Group Shows on View Now in New York,” Artnet News, July 4, 2018
Yablonsky, Linda. “Ugo Rondinone brings up blue skies at Peter Freeman’s summer group show,” The Art Newspaper, June 26, 2018

Berg, Tatiana. “Must-See Art Guide: San Francisco,” Artnet News, June 21, 2018
Shanahan, Mark. “A New Mural Coming to the Greenway,” The Boston Globe, pg B16, May 13, 2018
Nafziger, Christina. “Shara Hughes,” Art Maze Magazine, Issue 7, Spring 2018.
Smith, Roberta. “On The Hunt for Artistic Gems at Frieze,” The New York Times, May 3, 2018.
Hallock, Jeremy. “Dallas Art Fair works to be part of DMA’s permanent collection,” The Dallas Morning News, April 14, 2018.
Greenberger, Alex. “At Dallas Art Fair, Dealers Play Their Hand Deep in the Heart of Texas,” ARTNews, April 12, 2018.
“6 World-Class Booths to See at the Dallas Art Fair,” Artnet News, April 12, 2018.
Laster, Paul. “Assembling a Dream Collection at the Dallas Art Fair,” Whitehot Magazine, April.
McQuaid, Cate. “The Lure of the Dark: Contemporary Painters Conjure the Night,” Boston Globe, pg N2, March 21. 
Kazanjian, Dodie. “Shara Hughes, a Whitney Biennial Standout, Moves On to Monoprints,” Vogue, February 26, 2018.
Editors, “Best of 2017: Our Top 20 NYC Art Shows,” Hyperallergic, December 20, 2017.
Feaster, Felicia. “ATL to NYC: Is the leap worth it for creatives?,” Atlanta Journal Constitution, September 22, 2017.
Drawings, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY
Schwendener, Martha. “What To See In New York Art Galleries This Week,” The New York Times, June 15, 2017.
“Goings On About Town: Shara Hughes,” The New Yorker, June 2017.
Saltz, Jerry. “To Do: See Shara Hughes, Same Space Different Day,” New York Magazine, May 17, 2017.
Lew, Christopher and Locks, Mia. Whitney Biennial 2017, Whitney Museum of American Art and Yale University Press, March 2017. 
Herbert, Martin. “Ten Shows to See,” ArtReview, p. 42, May 2017.
Saltz, Jerry. “Right Now is a Blockbuster Moment in New York for Female Artists,” Vulture, May 19, 2017.
Martin, Hannah. “Objets d’Art: Tiffany & Co. taps five artists from the 2017 Whitney Biennial to create limited edition keepsakes,” Architectural Digest, p. 62, April 2017.
Russeth, Andrew. “Art: The Female Gaze,” W Magazine, p. 62, April 2017.
Phillips, Kaitlin. “Downtown Disaster” (illustration), Bookforum, March 2017.


Kazanjian, Dodie. “How Small-Scale Paintings Became the Art World’s Big New Trend,” Vogue, August 2016

Peiffer, Prudence. “Review: Shara Hughes,” Artforum, April 2016

Prentnieks, Anne. “Critic's Pick: Shara Hughes,” Artforum, March 12, 2016

Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review: Shara Hughes, 'Trips I've Never Been On,’” The New York Times, March 10, 2016

Stopa, Jason. “Tripping Out: The Upended Landscapes of Shara Hughes,” Hyperallergic, March 5, 2016


Nolan, Joe. “The December Art Crawl Gets Gifty for the Holiday Season,” Nashville Scene, December 3, 2015

“The Lookout: “Finestra Aperta,” Art in America, November 2015

Greenwood, Cailtin. “'Mons Dew' at MASS Gallery,” The Austin Chronicle, October 16, 2015

“Shara Hughes, Featured Artist,” Maake Magazine, Issue 1, 2015

Wilson, Michael. “Spotlight: Shara Hughes,” New American Paintings, Issue 118, 2015

Alexandria, Guilia. “That Feeling When You Leave Your 200-Acre Tree Farm For a Tiny Greenpoint Art Studio,” Bedford and Bowery, April 2015


Cash, Stephanie. “Review: Shara Hughes,” Art in America, September 24, 2014

Vega, Muriel. “A Few Questions with Shara Hughes,” Creative Loafing, May 5, 2014

“Shara Hughes—Greenpoint,” #ffffff walls, 2014


Lampe, Lilly. "Don't Tell Anyone But…,” Modern Painters, 2013

Reese, Rachel. “Interview: Shara Hughes,” Bomb Magazine, April 9, 2013


20 x 200 Edition Print of Lighten Up


Feaster, Felicia. “House of Blues,” The Atlantan Magazine, March/April 2010, p. 38


Rehme, Sandra. “Shara Hughes,” Time Out, February 20, 2008, p. 58


“Cover Artist,” New American Paintings, vol. 58, 2005



Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon

Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA

Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, Miami, FL

Jorge M. Perez Collection, Miami, FL

M Woods Museum, Beijing, China
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY
The Rachofsky Collection, Dallas, TX
Saatchi Gallery, London, England
Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing, China
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College, Davidson, NC
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY