Saturday, 29 May 2010

Margaret Sharrow - biography

Born in Buffalo, New York, United States

Lives and works in west Wales, United Kingdom



B.A. Fine Art (hons, first class), Aberystwyth University School of Art.


PGCE Secondary (English), Aberystwyth University.


Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship, University of Wales, Lampeter.



'Holy Ghost: The Collection' at New Gallery London (group)

Fragile: global performance chain journey, Verena Stenke and Andrea Pagnes, Firenze (group)

Ultimate Stillness (curator and collaborator with participants)


EMERGENCY WORDS, performances in Lampeter, 9 September (solo); 'emergency', greenroom, Manchester, 1 October (group) and

sooner or later, participant in collaboration with Artic (Pete Judge & Reuben Knutson), 29 July (group)

Shrouded artist, performance art, 10 June, Poets and Peasants, Lampeter (solo).

Shrouded car (bird), ongoing tour of Wales and UK (solo).

Shrouded forms, Town Hall Café-Deli, Lampeter, Ceredigion (solo).

Art Bin, Michael Landy, South London Gallery (group)

Re: Contemplating the Void, Guggenheim Museum Flickr group, New York (group)

Tate Modern is 10, Tate Modern Flickr group (group)

Exposed, Tate Modern online group (group)

Great British Art Debate, Facebook group (group).


Greenland and Wales, Erwood Station Gallery and Craft Centre, Powys (solo).

Aberystwyth University School of Art Degree Show (group).

Niagara, Tea With Warriors, background paintings on CD cover, (collaboration with Tea With Warriors).


Current work, Café Print, Lampeter, Ceredigion (solo).

St Dogmaels Gallery Christmas Show, St Dogmaels, Pembrokeshire (group).

Salon des Refuses, @ the Gallery, Rhayader, Powys (group).

Christmas Open Art Fair, Oriel Cambria Gallery, Tregaron, Ceredigion (group).

Free, Morlan Centre, Aberystwyth (group).

Aberystwyth Art Society Spring Show, Morlan Centre, Aberystwyth (group).

Imaging the Bible, Aberystwyth University School of Art (group).


Various exhibitions with Cambria Arts, Tregaron, and Lampeter Festival, Ceredigion, UK (group).


Traces, with Petra Kuppers of the Olimpias, various venues in Swansea and the south Wales valleys, UK. (collaboration with the Olimpias).


A Hell of Our Own Making, Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York, USA (group).


Margaret Sharrow (main portfolio and blog)

Portfolio 2009.

News, links and observations.

Greenland travel 2008, and Arctic-related news.

UK travel articles and photographs.

Fine art books sales.


'Margaret's saving words.' Cambrian News, 16 September 2010.

Klopfenstein, Karly. 'Guggenheim holds online competition to Re: Contemplate the Void.' artcritical 9 June 2010.

‘This woman’s car is literally a work of art’, Cambrian News, 15 April 2010.

'Artist's career moving up a gear with car sculpture', This is South Wales, 14 April 2010.

‘Lampeter artist turns car into sculpture’, BBC Midwales, April 2010,

Anna Holmes, ‘Give a Toss’, Jezebel.

‘Give a Toss [Snap Judgement]’, Had News. 15 March 2010.

Ben Hoyle, ‘Michael Landy: make it, break it? Love it’, The Times, 11 March 2010.

Petra Kuppers, Disability and Contemporary Performance: Bodies on Edge, Routledge, 2003.

Publications and reviews

Shrouded forms. Gwasg Oriel Press, 2010.

Soul Matters. Gwasg Oriel Press, 2010.

Qaqortoq. Gwasg Oriel Press, 2010.

In response to Michael Glover, ‘Hot metal: Anthony Caro's sculpture is showing a wonderful late flowering of creativity and spirituality’, The Independent 15 April 2010.

Margaret Sharrow. Numerous reviews of UK exhibitions: Mirosław Bałka, Francis Bacon, Colour Chart at Tate Liverpool, Nadav Kandar, Per Kirkeby, Michael Landy, Cildo Miereles, Mark Rothko, Stimulation for the Nation at Bicha/gallery@oxo; various at Aberystwyth University School of Art

Margaret Sharrow in Greenland.



'Exploring art', series of illustrated lectures for Women's Workshop, Lampeter, September 2010 - present.

'Greenland', Aberystwyth University School of Art, March.


Geoffrey Crawshay Memorial Travel Scholarship, University of Wales, 2008. £2000 award.

Aberystwyth University award, 2008.

S4C award, Founders’ Library video, National Eisteddfod, Builth Wells, 1993.

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