Sharon Feder

Feder's work has been exhibited in New York and Los Angeles (George Billis Gallery, summer 2012, 2013) and extensively in the metropolitan Denver area, including the premier exhibition for the Downtown Denver Theatre District Art Salon series, Michele Mosko Fine Art The Architect Within with several internationally renowned artists, solo and invited group exhibitions at The Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities, Ironton Gallery and Denver International Airport, including the public art exhibition at DIA and the Colorado State Capitol building titled Creative Capitol.

Her work reveals nothing less than the hidden tensions of contemporary life writes Peter Illig, referencing buildings and urban architecture that ...stand in for human relationships... the constant contradictions of appearance versus truth. Current areas of focus include new, large paintings that premiered at a solo show December-January, 2012/13 and art + architecture collaborations with award-winning architect Dan O'Brien. Recently, the paintings have evolved from studies of geometry and urban visual choregraphy toward an edge, as described byMichael Paglia (Westword):  a reconciling of opposites...the tension between representation and abstraction, with the resulting paintings flipping between the two. Further describing her work, Corinne Joy Brown wrote, Through line and shape, color and texture, she renders a new reality so sublime as to leave the viewer spell-bound at its beauty. We sense what is beyond, or far beneath. We stand at the edge of the experience and then, suddenly, are immersed in it.

A third generation Denverite, Sharon studied painting intently since early childhood, continuing at University of Washington in Seattle. She graduated from Regis University in Denver. Early on, she was brought under the guidance of Colorado modernists Ed Marecak and Mark Zamantakis. Later, in Seattle, Feder studied under Norman Lundin, Michael Spafford and Patty Warashina. Her studies culminated in a prolonged mentorship with Robert Froese.

Her work has been enriched and informed also by decades of technical experience as set designer, muralist and sign artist, along with a life richly lived as mother, mate and student of nature. Her paintings and murals are included in a number of corporate, private and public collections, both nationally and internationally.

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