Purchase College Art+Design Professor Sharon Horvath is one of the artists featured in Painting Structures: Specificity and Synthesis at the List Gallery, Swarthmore College, March 1-30.
The exhibition brings together seven stylistically distinct artists who carefully explore built structures. Professor Horvath is one of two artists in the show who seek initial inspiration from specific architectural sites and plans, but to an even greater extent, their subject is the invention and experimentation that takes place in the studio. In contrast to the other artists, they tend to work backward from studio experimentation to the specificity of remembered sources.
Sharon Horvath is Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing in the School of the Arts, School of Art+Design at Purchase College. She has had solo exhibitions at Paul Cava Gallery and Jessica Berwind Gallery in Philadelphia; Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York City; the Drawing Room in East Hampton, N.Y.; and Zoe Gallery and Victoria Munroe Gallery in Boston. Her numerous awards include the Anonymous Was a Woman Award for a Painting, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Rome, which allowed her to work for a year in Rome. She received her BFA from Cooper Union and her MFA from Tyler School of Art in Pennsylvania.