From Here to There White 2017-2018 Black 2015-2019 Breathless 2014-2019 2011-2016 2007-2010 2001-2006

“The less there is to look at the more important it is that we look at it closely and carefully.”   –Kirk Varnedoe

Artist Statement

Inspired by the atmosphere. Simple and complex:

I am fascinated by space: actual, personal, psychological,

and how real, mental and emotion interruptions pierce

or glide through space (clouds, utility lines, trees, thoughts).

I obscure boundaries between binaries; natural/man-made line

and form, interior/exterior environments, to symbolize our

continuous transformation as we navigate through

our ever-changing surroundings. In recent years, my paintings

have become meditative; spaces in which to reflect on the

simultaneous simplicity and complexity of this flow of being.



Sharon Swidler creates paintings and drawings which incorporate

minimalism, colorfield and landscape. Her work has been exhibited

nationally and is included in private collections throughout

the United States. Sharon earned a BA and MFA in drawing and painting

from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She teaches Design,

Drawing and Women in the Arts at the college level, and is currently

an adjunct instructor at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Illinois.

She is represented by Space Gallery in Denver, CO.