Sharon Dowell

Sharon Dowell is a painter with a focus on works on canvas, murals and public art. She received an MA in Arts Administration from Winthrop University in 2017 and a BFA from UNC Charlotte in 2002. Post UNCC graduation, she lived in NYC and her work was greatly influenced by the city. She returned to Charlotte and has served in various roles with local galleries, most notably as as an Adjunct Professor and Rowe Galleries Coordinator at UNC Charlotte and as Director for Center of the Earth Gallery. Her commissions include three large scale CATS Transit light rail public art projects for Charlotte, as well as murals for UNC Charlotte, the cities of Rock Hill and Concord, and bus shelter art for Durham. Sharon travels internationally for art residencies, received multiple arts grants and has work is in the permanent collections of The Federal Reserve Bank, SPX, Pricewaterhousecoopers, Fidelity Investments, and Duke Energy, among others.

Heavily involved in the arts community in Charlotte, she has served on the McColl Center for Visual Art Exhibition Committee, teaches community art workshops and donates her time for various charities and social or political causes.

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