ABOUT

Sharon Thomas (b. 1979) is a British figurative artist based in Glasgow, UK.

 

Thomas received an MFA in Painting from the New York Academy of Art in 2004 sponsored by Lord Sainsbury and a Villore scholarship, and a Bachelor of Fine Art degree (Drawing and Painting) from Glasgow School of Art, UK in 2001. She was based in Rome from 2005-6 supported by a Sainsbury Scholarship specialised in Drawing and Painting.

 

A central theme within her work is that of the role of artist as author, analyst, and maker; questioning social constructs, their consequential rituals and arts role within that. Using imaginary material, excerpts from her personal history and the 'real' history of art, Thomas presents fictional alongside factual narratives where drawing, painting and installation explore subjects such as gender, class and sexuality

 

Thomas’ drawings and paintings have been invited for solo exhibitions across Europe and the USA, including Museet for Religiøs kunst (Demark), The Mandrake Gallery, New Mexico (USA) and the Royal Glasgow Institute, Glasgow (UK). Group exhibitions have taken her work to locations including Chicago, Washington and New York (USA), Milan (Italy) and Athens (Greece) represented by Jack the Pelican Presents (USA), Paolo Bonzano (Italy) and Teverina Fine Arts (Italy).