School of Visual & Performing Arts

Department of Art

Sharon M. Louden

Sharon Louden is an artist whose vocabulary is rooted in drawing and painting, but also includes sculpture, installation and animation. She was born in Philadelphia and holds an MFA from Yale University and a BFA from the School of Art Institute at Chicago.

Louden is the editor of Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists. Her second book, The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, will be published in March 2017 by Intellect Books and distributed by the University of Chicago Press. The book will be launched at the Strand Book Store in NYC on March 2nd.

Louden’s work is held in public and private collections including the Whitney Museum, the National Gallery of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others. She has had numerous exhibitions throughout the U.S., at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, the Drawing Center, Birmingham Museum of Art, the Weatherspoon Art Museum, and many more. In May of this year, she will be premiering a new animation at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.