Felice Sharp

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I have spent a lifetime examining the figure, first as a dancer and yoga instructor, a portrait painter, and then as a manipulator of the human form through abstraction. I feel this has led me to push further, using this experience to see the human form and movement outside the physical limits. Through the use of a pigment, ink, charcoal, papers, and plaster, I am try trying to push beyond the lines. I never know what will happen as I address the canvas. Through many layers, I allow the paint to dance  as I replay choreography and postures in my mind, until it is released in the movement of the universe. 


 

Biography


These are interesting times.  A slower and more reflective pace has replaced the fast track of the last 10 years.  I have felt a need to become more grounded, connecting more deeply with family and close friends. My new work compares the light sources in master paintings created by the intense study of sunlight and reflection with light in contemporary work manipulated, so effectively, by halogen and digital enhancements.  Visually, I hope my paintings take traditional subject matter and transform it to contemporary vision. In doing so, I seek to create a bridge to follow the light into the future.

EXHIBITIONS

2014: Pryor Fine Art
2013: Pryor Fine Art
2012: Pryor Fine Art
2011: Pryor Fine Art

2010
Allison Sprock South Carolina Fine Art, Charleston, South Carolina
Allison Sprock South Carolina Fine Art, Charlotte, North Carolina
2009
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
Allison Sprock South Carolina Fine Art, Charleston, South Carolina
Astolfi Art Exhibition
Thomas Deans Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Bennett Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
2008
Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
“Small Pieces Show” Swan Coach House, curated by Mary Ann Lambert, Atlanta,
Georgia
Allison Sprock Fine Art, Charleston, South Carolina
2007
Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

Allison Sprock Fine Art, Charleston, South Carolina
Bennett Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
“Small Pieces Show” Swan Coach House, curated by Mary Ann Lambert, Atlanta,
Georgia
2006
Lowe Gallery, Sana Monica, California
Allison Sprock Fine Art, Charleston, South Carolina
2005
Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
Allison Sprock Fine Art, Charleston, South Carolina
“Refusing to Dance Backwards”, Spruill Art Center, curated by Ben Apfelbaum, Atlanta,
Georgia
Bennett Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia
2004
Bennett Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
“Holiday Show”, Swan Coach House, curated by Mary Ann Lambert, Atlanta, Georgia
2003
Bennett Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
“Works on Paper” Spruill Art Center, curated by Ben Apfelbaum, Atlanta, Georgia
2002
“Miniatures”, Swan Coach House, curated by Mary Ann Lambert, Atlanta, Georgia
The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
Bennett Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
2001
The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
Bennett Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
“Sketch Pad Show”, Swan Coach House, curated by Mary Ann Lambert, Atlanta,
Georgia
“Works on Paper”, Spruill Art Center, curated by Ben Apfelbaum, Atlanta, Georgia
“Suntrust Art Exhibit”, Barkin-Leeds Ltd., Atlanta, Georgia
2000
“Works on Paper”, Spring, The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
“One Woman Show - Canvases”, Fall, The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
1999
The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
The Zodiac Room, Neiman Marcus, Atlanta, Georgia

1998
The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
1997
“Conception Series”, Smith Grubbes, Atlanta, Georgia
1996
Studio Show, Atlanta, Georgia
Fowler/Jones Annual Art Show, Atlanta, Georgia
Erika Reade, Atlanta, Georgia
1995
Bennett Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
Studio Show, Atlanta, Georgia
Swan Coach House, Atlanta, Georgia
Marilyn Wilson Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama

Publications

Art in Review, November 2001 Austin S. Lin
The Rich Painterly Universe of Felice Sharp, Museums & Galleries, March - April 2000
Jane F. Garvey

Education

University of Tennessee
University of Alabama

Independent Studies

Wanetta Green Williams, Nashville, TN
Sara Mosely, Nashville, TN
Ouida Canady, Atlanta, GA
Allen Tiegreen, Atlanta, GA
Joseph Perrin, GA
Lee Bomhoff, Atlanta. GA