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Bio

Sharon Servilio (she/her, b. 1983, New Jersey) received her BA from Brandeis University and her MFA from American University, with a focus on painting throughout her education. She then spent a formative decade in Queens, NY, where her work evolved into the third dimension as painted paper wall sculpture. She has lived and worked in Portland, OR since 2020.

Servilio’s work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Unit B in Baltimore and Long Island University in Brooklyn, and in two-person exhibitions at Gallery 114 in Portland and Loyola University in Baltimore. Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions nationally, including at ChaShaMa, Field Projects, Ortega y Gasset, Printed Matter, Paradice Palase, Trestle, LABspace, and Eastern Michigan University. 

Servilio has lectured as a visiting artist at Montgomery College, Washington Studio School, the College of Creative Studies, the 92nd Street Y, and Towson University. She was awarded the RACC Make|Learn|Build grant, the RACC Public Purchase Award, and the Oregon Arts Commission Career Opportunity Grant. Her work is included in the collection of the American University Museum in Washington, DC and the Public Portable Works Collection in Portland.

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SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2023        A Phone Call from the Zone. Unit B, Baltimore, MD, curated by Bradley Chriss.

2023        Two Thousand Nine Hundred Miles Away. Gallery 114, Portland, OR, with Jeffrey Fuchs.

2019        Temporal Embodiments. Julio Gallery, Loyola University, Baltimore, MD, with Sylvie van Helden, curated by Megan Rook-Koepsel.

2019        Earth and Air. Plum Benefits, New York, NY.

2013        Ghosts of the Monomythic Age. Salena Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY.

2007        Tim Campbell & Sharon Servilio. American University, Washington DC.

2006        Paintings. Slosberg Gallery, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024        Spring, Time. The Vestibule, Seattle, WA.  

                 Fruiting Bodies. Past Lives, Portland, OR.    

2023        Dream Alliance: Art, Anthropology, and Consciousness. ChaShaMa, New York, NY. Curated by Melinda Kiefer Santiago and Christopher Santiago.

                 Working Apart, Coming Together. Gallery 114, Portland, OR.

                 Divine Beacons. Astoria Visual Arts Gallery, Astoria, OR. Curated by Agnes Field.

                 Retrospect: Decommissioned Work. Lodger, online exhibition.

2022        A Call For Light. Past Lives, Portland, OR.

                We Are All in This Together. Gallery 114, Portland, OR.

                 Project for Ukraine. Far x Wide, online benefit. 

2020        Mirror Eye. Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY.  Curated by Jes Cannon and Kate Mothes.

                 Art from the Epicenter, online benefit. Organized by Linda Ganjian and Paul Krause.

2019        HOLIDAY. LABspace, Hillsdale, NY.

                 Fresh Cuts. Crooked Tree Arts Center, Traverse City, MI.

2018        Inaugural Exhibition. Flat File, Montclair, NJ.

                 Midnight. Paradice Palase, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Rose Nestler.

                 BIG Holiday Show. LABspace, Hillsdale, NY.

2017        Wave Pool. Field Projects, New York, NY. Curated by Katrina Slavic.

2015        Small Works. Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

2013        2013 Juried Exhibition. Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ. Juror John Yau.

                 Beasts & Bodies. Schema Projects, Brooklyn, NY.

                 Girls' Club. Liminal Art Space, Roanoke, VA. Curated by Megan Blafas-Chriss.

                 Let's Talk About Love, Baby. Printed Matter, New York, NY. Curated by Nick Lamia and Youmna Chlala for Chido Johnson's Love Library project.

2012        LOST and Found: Belief and Doubt in Contemporary Pictures. Passenger / Museum of New Art / Starkweather Art Center,  Detroit, MI. Curated by Brian Barr.

                 Great Lakes Drawing Biennial. Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI. Juror Brian Barr.

2011        School33 Benefit. School33, Baltimore, MD.

2010        RE-VISION. American University Museum, Washington, DC. Curated by Zoe Charlton, Tim Doud, and Jack Rasmussen.

2008        SFOS 2008. Spencer Sewing Factory, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Suzanne Boatenreiter.

                 Proximity. American University Museum, Washington, DC.

2007        Right Under the Roof. Warehouse Gallery, Washington, DC.

                 Water Media on Paper. Heineman Myers Contemporary Art, Bethesda, MD.

                 1460 Wall Mountables. DC Arts Center, Washington, DC.

                 Artomatic. Crystal City, Arlington, VA.

 

PRESS/PUBLICATIONS

Sharon Servilio, “A Charting of Dream Objects,” Anthropology of Consciousness 34 (2): 306–315. 2023, ed. Melinda Kiefer Santiago and Christopher Santiago.

Lauren Rice, “6 + 1 Questions with Sharon Servilio,” Art Habit, August 22, 2023.

Cara Ober, “Friday Gallery Roundup: Three Short Reviews,” Bmore Art, March 15, 2019.

 

AWARDS

2024        Puffin Foundation Grant

2023        Oregon Arts Commission Career Opportunity Grant

2023        Regional Arts & Cultural Council Public Art Purchase

2022        Regional Arts & Cultural Council: Make|Learn|Build Grant

2012        Juror Award, Great Lakes Drawing Biennial

2008        Crisp Ellert Award for acquisition by American University Museum

2007        Mellon Grant for Travel and Research

2006        Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts Grant

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

City of Portland and Multnomah County Portable Works Collection, Portland, OR.

The Watkins Collection at the American University Museum, Washington, DC.

 

VISITING ARTIST ENGAGEMENTS

2024        University of Texas, Austin, TX.

2023        Towson University, Towson, MD.

2020        Montgomery College, Silver Spring, MD.

2019        92nd Street Y, New York, NY.

2013        Montgomery College, Silver Spring, MD.

2012        Washington Studio School, Washington, DC.

2009        College of Creative Studies, Detroit, MI.

 

EDUCATION

2008        MFA, American University, Washington, DC.

2005        BA, Studio Art, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.

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