Shara Hughes (b. 1981, Atlanta) earned a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and later attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Recent solo exhibitions include London’s Arts Club, Zurich’s Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Rhode Island’s Newport Art Museum, New York’s Gallery Met at the Metropolitan Opera, and Atlanta’s Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, among others. In May 2018, Hughes completed Carving Out Fresh Options, a large-scale mural in Boston commissioned by the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy in partnership with the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Hughes has participated in numerous group exhibitions at venues such as MASS MoCA and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, as well as the 2017 Whitney Biennial at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art. Hughes’s work belongs to many prominent museum collections, including the Dallas Museum of Art; the Denver Museum of Art; the High Museum of Art; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; the Jorge M. Perez Collection, Miami; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia; M Woods Museum, Beijing; the Phoenix Art Museum; the Rachofsky Collection, Dallas; the Saint Louis Art Museum; Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; and the Whitney, among others. Hughes lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.