S O L O    E X H I B I T I O N S / I N S T A L L A T I O N S


2007    Delicate Balance, a site-specific installation, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY


2002   Sharon Bates, Paul Miyamoto; Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Invitational, Albany Center Galleries, Albany, NY


1996    His/Hers, Collaborative Installation with Paul Miyamoto, Vertical Gallery, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY


1990    New Work, Williamson and Associates Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


1988    Strong Medicine, 4 Zero 9 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Hillar Kaplan, Curator


1986    Sharon Bates: Recent Drawings, Pyramid Arts Center Satellite Gallery, Rochester, NY

 


G R O U P   E X H I B I T I O N S

 
2016   Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY, Michael Oatman, Curator


2015   Howdy Doody, Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY, Leona Christie, Curator


2013   Big and Bold: Contemporary Paintings, Collage and Sculpture from the Collection, Albany Inst. of History & Art, Albany, NY


           An Armory Show, Opalka Gallery, Albany, NY, Michael Oatman & Kenneth Ragsdale, Curators

               
          Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2013, Chesterwood, A National Trust Historic Site, Stockbridge, MA, Glenn Harper, Guest Curator


2011   Under the Big Top: The Fine Art of the Circus in America, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of VT, Burlington, VT


2009  Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, University Art Museum, State University of New York, Albany, NY, Matthew Higgs, Juror


2008  Focus on Five, Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, NY


           Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2007, Chesterwood, A National Trust Historic Site, Stockbridge, MA, Janet Riker, Curator


2006  Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, University Art Museum, State University of New York, Albany, Lily Wei, Juror


2005  True North, Mia Gallery, Miami International Airport, Miami, FL, Sharon Bates, Curator (Catalog)


           Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, NY, Ivan Karp, Juror


2003  Economical Food Circus, Contemporary Arts Center, North Adams, MA,  Bree Edwards, Curator


           Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, NY,  Helen Molesworth, Juror


2001   Artists Choose Artists, Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY, Laura Van Rosk, Curator


2000  The Day is Short, the Work is Great, Installations in the Nott, Mandeville Art Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, NY

  
1999   Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, NY, Mike Glier, Juror


1998   The Minds Eye: Contemporary Landscape, Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY, Holly Block and Katie DeGroot, Curators


           Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, Albany International Airport Gallery, Albany, NY, Lela Hersh, Juror


          The Magnificent Corpse, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland NY, Mary Murray, Curator


1997   Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, University Art Museum - SUNY, Albany, NY, Dan Cameron, Juror


1996   Four Lives To Live, A Project with Dawn Clements, Jude Lewis and Michelle Iversen, Mercer Gallery, Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY

 
1995   Go Fly a..., The Rice Gallery, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY, Janis Dorgan, Curator


1994   SubStandard, with Dawn Clements, Jeanne Flanagan, Adrienne Klein and Judith Weinperson, Downtown Troy Window Project, Troy, NY


1993   Light, Schacht Fine Arts Center, Russell Sage College, Troy, NY, Harold Lohner, Curator


1992   Formations, Schacht Fine Arts Center, Russell Sage College, Troy, NY


1991    53rd Annual Artists of Central NY, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute Museum of Art, Utica, NY, Sydney Waller, Juror


1990   Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, University Art Museum, State University of New York, Albany, Linda Shearer, Juror


           Second Thoughts, Schacht Fine Arts Center, Russell Sage College, Troy, NY, Harold Lohner and Gayle Johnson, Curators

 


A W A R D S / G R A N T S / R E S I D E N C I E S


2016   Lillian Heller Artist Residency, Chesterwood, A National Historic Trust Site, Stockbridge, MA


2006  Purchase Award, Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, NY


2005  Purchase Award, Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, Albany Institute of History & Art,  Albany, NY


2003  Juror’s Award, Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, University Art Museum, State Universit of New York, Albany


1997   Austin & Co. Award, Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, University Art Museum, State University of New York, Albany


1996   S.O.S. Grant Recipient, Four Lives to Live Exhibition, New York Foundation for the Arts


1996   Decentralization Grant Recipient, Substandard, A site-specific installation, Downtown Troy Window Project, Troy, New York

 


R E L A T E D   E X P E R I E N C E


2009  Visual Arts Panelist, New York State Council on the Arts, New York, NY


           Presenter, FastTalk, 2009 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, University Art Museum, State University of New York, Albany


           Guest Curator, Sculpture in the Streets Exhibition, Downtown Albany BID, Albany, NY


           Collection Committee, The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA


           Selection Committee, SARATOGA ARTS, Arts Center, Arts Council, Saratoga Springs, NY


           Visual Arts Panelist, New York State Council on the Arts, New York, NY


           Presenter, Art in the Airport Workshop, American Association of Airport Executives, Toronto, Canada


           Juror, Central New York Biennial, Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, NY


           Awards Juror, Arnold Bitterman Prize, Union College, Schenectady, NY


2007  Visual Arts Panelist, New York State Council on the Arts, New York, NY


           Awards Juror, Built: Albany’s Architecture Through Artists’ Eyes, Historic Albany Foundation, Albany, NY


2006  Presenter, Innovating in the Capital Region Panel, NYSCA,Tang Teaching Museum & Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY


           Guest Curator, Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA


           Juror, Saratoga: Inside Out, Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY


           Awards Juror, Photographers Fellowship Fund, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY


           Presenter, Art in the Airport Workshop, American Association of Airport Executives, Austin, TX


2005  Presenter/Planning Committee, Art in the Airport Workshop, American Association of Airport Executives, Denver, CO


2004  Selection Committee, WMHT Annual Art Auction, WMHT Television, Rotterdam, NY


            Juror, Fence Show 2003; Don't Fence Me In, Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY


2003   Selection Committee, City of Saratoga Springs Amtrak Train Station Public Art Commission, Saratoga Springs, NY


            Selection Committee, WMHT Annual Art Auction, WMHT Television, Rotterdam, NY


            Juror, Fence Show 2003; Don't Fence Me In, Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY


2003  Juror, 5th Annual Viewpoint Gallery Acquisitions Exhibition, Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, Schenectady, NY


           Presenter, Art in the Airport Workshop, American Association of Airport Executives, Philadelphia, NY


2002  Awards Juror, Designer Craft Council Annual, Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, NY


           Panelist, Arts in the Aftermath of September 11th, Albany Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce Capital Leadership Program, Colonie, NY


           Juror, 4th Annual Viewpoint Gallery Acquisitions Exhibition, Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, Schenectady, NY


2001   Panelist, Interdisciplinary/Performance Art Category, NYFA Individual Artist Grant, New York, NY


           Awards Juror, Designer Craft Council of the Schenectady Museum Member Show, Schenectady, NY


2000  Juror, Hands of Experience, Annual Juried Exhibition, NYSAHSA, Albany, NY


1998-93 Committee Member, Artists Services & Program Committee, RCCA: The Arts Center, Troy, NY


1997   Presenter, Using Primary Artifacts for Studying Culture & Making Artworks; A Common Ground for Learning Conference, NYS Alliance for Art Education


1996-92 Founding Member, Selection Committee, Downtown Troy Window Project, Troy, NY


1994  Chairperson & Panelist, Decentralization Grant Program: Rensselaer County, New York State Council on the Arts


1993-91 Panelist, President-1993, Decentralization Grant Program: Albany County, New York State Council on the Arts

 


P R O F E S S I O N A L   D E V E L O P M E N T

  
2009  Mixed Media Workshop, with Jason Middlebrook, The Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY


2002  Diversity and Representation in the 21st Century Museum, Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums Conference, Albany, NY


2001   19th International Sculpture Conference, International Sculpture Center, Pittsburgh, PA


1999   Flying High: Aviation and the American City, Urban Forum Series, National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.


           Sculpture Parks and Gardens Conference, International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, NJ


1997  Making a Difference in Our Communities, Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums Conference, Rochester, NY

 


M U S E U M / C O R P O R A T E   C O L L E C T I O N


Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, NY


Jason Vass Gallery, Santa Monica, CA


Installations One Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


D & H Lines, Clifton Park, NY


American Express Bank, Rodeo Collection, Beverly Hills, CA


Poly America, INC., Grand Prairie, TX


Edward Killam Interior Design, Palm Springs, CA


PAVE`, Inc., Santa Monica, CA


Carol Goren Interior Design, Los Angeles, CA


Veritest, Inc., Inglewood, CA


The Media Team, Sante Fe, NM


Cain-Knue Enterprises, Los Angeles, CA


Iversen Studios, Pasadena, CA


La Paloma Resort Hotel, Tucson, AZ


Hand Language Design, Sebastapol, CA


The Coaching Exchange, Santa Monica, CA

 


E D U C A T I O N


Empire State College, Albany, NY 2009-2010


Santa Monica Community College, Santa Monica, CA 1980-81


Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY 1978-1979