Shara Hughes (b. 1981 in Atlanta) is a Brooklyn-based artist who studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine and the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, where she received a BFA in 2004. Her paintings combine elements of landscape, still life, and figuration to dizzying effects. She has had solo exhibitions around the world including the American Contemporary and Rivington Arms in New York, Museum 52 in London, and Mikael Anderson in Copenhagen and Berlin. Recently she was selected to exhibit at the Whitney Museum of Art as part of the Whitney Biennial. Hughes completed a residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida and operated SEEK ATL, a monthly studio visit group for artists to engage in conversation and critique. In 2012 she was awarded the MOCA GA Working Artists Project fellowship. Hughes is best known for her playful brushstroke and bold color, balancing abstraction and representation.
Individual works in the MOCA GA Permanent Collection:
- Hurricane Hughes, 2014