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A bright, exuberant palette defines Shara Hughes’s painting practice, which ranges from kaleidoscopic landscapes to intricately detailed interior scenes. The Atlanta-born, Brooklyn-based artist employs oil, enamel, acrylic, and spray paint to produce her impressionistic, multi-textured canvases. Hughes was an artist in residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and has exhibited at galleries in New York, London, Beijing, and Chicago. She has shown at museums including the Dallas Museum of Art, the Newport Art Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. In 2017, she participated in the Whitney Biennial, and her work often fetches six figures at auction. Hughes has stated that her neon-hued alien landscapes are the result of an intentional move away from symbolism and narrative. Instead, she favors the open-ended nature of invented worlds.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2020
UnmanageablePilar Corrias Gallery
Shara Hughes - RestlessGalerie Sabine Knust | Knust Kunz Gallery Editions
2018
Shara Hughes: Surprise AnxietyPace Prints
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Lillypad Palace, 2016

Oil, acrylic, chalk and airbrush on canvas
48 × 40 in
121.9 × 101.6 cm
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Location
San Francisco
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Medium

A bright, exuberant palette defines Shara Hughes’s painting practice, which ranges from kaleidoscopic landscapes to intricately detailed interior scenes. The Atlanta-born, Brooklyn-based artist employs oil, enamel, acrylic, and spray paint to produce her impressionistic, multi-textured canvases. Hughes was an artist in residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and has exhibited at galleries in New York, London, Beijing, and Chicago. She has shown at museums including the Dallas Museum of Art, the Newport Art Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. In 2017, she participated in the Whitney Biennial, and her work often fetches six figures at auction. Hughes has stated that her neon-hued alien landscapes are the result of an intentional move away from symbolism and narrative. Instead, she favors the open-ended nature of invented worlds.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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