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SOLO EXHIBTIONS

2024: Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC; Julia Langley, Director. “RECOLLECTIONS” 

2022: University of Maryland Global Campus Gallery, Adelphi, MD, Eric Key, Director. “Wherever I Turn I See Light” (Catalogue) 

2017: American University Museum, Washington, DC; Jack Rasmussen, Director “Geometry and Other Myths”, with Tammra Sigler (Catalogue) 

2017: National Institutes of Health Clinical Center Art Program, Bethesda, MD; Lillian Fitzgerald, Curator. “Thresholds and Sacred Spaces: Glimpses of Italy” 

2017: Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Hospital,  Washington, DC; Julia Langley, Director. “Light of Day” 

2016: Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of MD University, Baltimore, MD; Geoff Delanoy, Director  “More Than We Know” 

2013: Woman’s National Democratic Club, Washington, DC; Nuzhat Sultan, Director  “In the Early Bright” 

2010: John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, Davis, CA; John Natsoulas, Director (Catalogue) 

2007: Visions Exhibition Space, Rockville, MD; Susie Leong, Director, AHCMC Public Arts Trust  “In the Teeth of the Sun” 

2005: BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD; Nancy Petrisko, Director  “Points of Departure”, with Michael Farrell 

2005: Northwood University, Midland, MI; Cheryl Smith, Director  “An Inner Glow” 

2003: Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, NC; Denny Mecham, Director  “Summer Light” 

2002: Chase Gallery, Wilmington, NC; Jeff Chase, Director  “Recent Work” 

2002: Jacqueline C. Hudgens Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA; Lucy Elliott, Director  “Paintings by Sharon Wolpoff” 

2000: Watkins Gallery, The American University, Washington, DC; Ron Haynie, Director  “In Broad Daylight” 

1999: Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, MD; Ron Wray, Director  “108 Views of Poppa” 

1999: Watkins Gallery, The American University, Washington, DC; Ron Haynie, Director  “108 Views of Poppa” 

1997: Capricorn Galleries, Bethesda, MD; Lisa Monahan, Director  “Recent Paintings” 

1991: Capricorn Galleries, Bethesda, MD; Phil Desind, Director  “Recent Paintings” 

1989: Urbi et Orbi Gallery, Little Rock, AR; Michael McConnell, Director  “Traveling Light” 

1988: Capricorn Galleries, Bethesda, MD; Phil Desind, Director  “Recent Paintings” 

TRAVELING GROUP EXHIBITION

2007- 2008 : “Landscape & Nature: A View From Maryland”

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023: Taube Museum, Minot, ND; Dr. Rob and Eric Thomas-Suwall, Jurors “Visions and Voices” 

2023: McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA; Tim Brown, Juror “(Not) Strictly Painting 14” 

2023: Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington, MD; Adah Rose Bitterbaum, Director  “Carte Blanche” 

2023: Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington, MD; Adah Rose Bitterbaum, Director  “The Simplest Human Gestures Tell Stories”, Duo with Courtney Adair Applequist 

2021: American University Museum, Washington, DC; Sarah Leary, Curator “Inside Out: Artists in the Studio” (Catalogue) 

2021: Creede Arts Council, Creede, CO; Stephen Quiller, Curator “National Small Print Show” (Catalogue), First Prize 

2020: The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA; Twig Murray, Curator “HUMAN CONDITION: exploring the body as subject” 

2019: Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Hyattsville, MD; Gretchen Schemerhorn, Curator  “MISPRINTS” 

2018: DC Arts Center, Washington, DC; Susan Goldman, Curator “It’s About That Time: Prints From the Lily Press” 

2018: BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD; Nancy Petrisko, Director  “Recollection: Celebrating 15 Years at BlackRock Center for the Arts” 

2017: American University Museum, Washington, DC; Jack Rasmussen, Director  “Ben Summerford Legacy Exhibition” (Catalogue) 

2015: Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of MD University, Baltimore, MD; Geoff Delanoy, Director “26th National Drawing and Print Exhibition” 

2014: Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington, DC; Brooke Seidelmann, Director  “Alchemical Vessels” (catalogue) 

2013: University of Maryland University College, College Park, MD  “2nd Biennial Maryland Regional Exhibition” (Catalogue) 

2012: John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, Davis, CA; John Natsoulas, Director  “The Art of Painting in the 21st Century”(Catalogue); panelist “Women in the Arts in 2012”,  Jeff Ruda, Moderator 

2011: John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, Davis, CA; John Natsoulas, Director  “The Art of Painting in the 21st Century” 

2010: American University Museum, Washington, DC; Jack Rasmussen, Director  “ReVision” 

2009: John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, Davis, CA; John Natsoulas, Director  “Small Works” 

2008: Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA; Melissa Pickford, Curator and Gallery Director  “The Intimate Observer”, with Christine Hanlon and Wayne Jiang 

2007: American University Museum, Washington, DC; Jack Rasmussen, Director  “All in the Family” 

2006: John A. Wilson Building, Washington, DC; Sondra Arkin, Curator  “Heart of DC”, City Hall Art Collection (Catalogue) 

2000: Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC; Wendy Outland, Director  “Interiors: A Look Within” 

1998: Emerson Gallery, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA  “Strictly Painting” 

1997: Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH; Cindy Tiedemann, Gallery Coordinator  “Inside/Outside” 

1996: HUB Galleries, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; Helen Frederick, Juror  “Images ‘96″ 

1994: Meadows Gallery, Center for Visual Arts, Denton, TX; Lois Moran, Juror  “Materials Hard & Soft” (Catalogue) 

1993: The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH  “National Mid-Year Show” (Catalogue) 

1992: University of Maryland, College Park, MD; Sally Faulkner, Director  “Working Women” (Cable TV show “Art Talks”) 

1990: The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH  “National Mid-Year Show” (Catalogue) 

1989: Urbi et Orbi Gallery, Little Rock, AR; Michael McConnell, Director  “Arch Angel” 

1988: Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD; Eric Fischl, Juror  “Artscape” 

1987: The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH  “Mainstream America”, the Collection of Phil Desind (Catalogue) 

1983: The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH  “National Mid-Year Show” (Catalogue) 

EDUCATION

The American University, Washington, DC

-J.D., Washington College of Law

-M.F.A., Painting

-B.A., Fine Arts

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

-Beadweaving

-Tapestry Weaving

Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy

-Painting

-Printmaking

PUBLICATIONS

Wherever I Turn I See Light” Catalogue; Interview with Eric Key, Essay by Julia Langley, 2022

Kernan, Catherine and Rooney, Ashley. Singular & Serial: Contemporary Monotype and Monoprint.

Schiffer, 2019; pp 126-129.

Wardell, Diane,et al.HealingTouch:Enhancing Life through Energy Therapy.

iUniverse, 2014; pp 369-370.

Geometry and Other Myths” Catalogue; Interview with Jack Rasmussen, 2017

Sharon Wolpoff” Catalogue; Essay by Sally Faulkner, interview with Jack Rasmussen, 2010

The Montgomery County Gazette, “Wolpoff Preserves Family Ties Through Art”, Bernice August 6/23/99

The Artist’s” Magazine, “Bathe Your Oils in Light”, Sally Faulkner 12/95

The Washington Post, “Colors at the Core”, Ferdinand Protzman 10/15/98

The New York Times, “Stylemakers”, Enid Nemy 4/12/92

The Arkansas Democrat, “Artist Uses Brush to Capture Light”, Susan Pierce 12/2/89

Playboy Magazine, “Sex News” 3/79

MEDIA

2022 “Wherever I Turn I See Light- Welcome to Sharon Wolpoff’s Art Studio”, YouTube 

2019:  Paintings in use on the set of Spectrum TV Series “Mad About You (Reboot)”

2017: Escape Into Life: ArtistWatch”, Maureen Doallas. 5/18/2017               

2011  “Art In Hand”, 54 Washington DC Area artists collaborate to create a deck of playing cards; Dione Goyette, Curator (Ace of Diamonds)

2011   Paintings in use on the set of NBC TV series “The Paul Reiser Show”

1992   Painting in use on set of NBC TV series “Mad About You”

AWARDS

1999  Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist’s Award

1998  Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist’s Award

1997  Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist’s Award

1996  Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, MD Fellowship

1981  David Lloyd Kreeger Purchase Award, American University

1980  USA Patent #4226094

1974  Elizabeth VonSwinderen Award, American University

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Schar Cancer Institute at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Annandale, VA

The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore,MD

McGraw-Hill, New York,NY

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington, DC

University of Maryland, College Park,MD 

The American University Museum, Watkins Collection, Washington,DC

Washington College of Law, The American University, Washington, DC                           

Hogan and Hartson, Washington, DC

Montgomery County Department of Recreation, Rockville,MD

TEACHING

The Smithsonian Resident Associates Program, Washington DC

Rock Creek Park Horse Center: Therapeutic Riding Program, Washington DC  

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“What is light?  Light is a way of seeing. When something is illuminated it’s an invitation to see …  to see truth, to see things as they really are. Light is an invitation to encounter that divine spark that exists in all of us.”

—Sharon Wolpoff

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