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Sharon Louden

2015 Open Studio Fellowship Artists

Shag Pools

8” x 71’ x 36’
Crushed glass, coco stone, forte dodge stone, and pink quartz stone
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Artist Statement

Shag Pools is a subtle piece that is integrated into the landscape and is meant to be discovered unexpectedly.
With elements of design and nostalgia, my intention is to bring the feeling of the interior into the open field,
combining my suburban upbringing from the 1970’s with the natural, outdoor surroundings at Franconia. This
piece is elegant, reflective, and beautiful while also conveying humor with its nod towards suburbia.

Sharon Louden

Born:  1964, Olney, MD
Resides: Minneapolis, MN

• BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1988
• MFA, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT, 1991

Selected Exhibitions
• Community, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC, 2014
• Community, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY, 2013
• Merge, Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN, 2011

Selected Collections
• National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
• Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
• Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX

Selected Awards
• New York Foundation for the Arts Artist Fellowship, 2013
• Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Grant, 2000

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