SHARON SAMPSON

Sharon is a South African artist based in Johannesburg. She graduated in fine art and graphic design at the Natal Technikon in Durban. Sharon subsequently embarked on an award-winning international career in advertising. She was employed in design studios and advertising agencies in
South Africa and London.

Sharon won numerous awards for print and television commercials both locally and internationally, including several ‘Creativity’ awards in New York.

Since 2004, Sharon has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in South Africa including Art Fairs: FNB and Turbine Art Fair in Johannesburg and The Cape Town Art Fair. Sharon has also exhibited in Art Galleries and Fairs overseas. These include ARTEXPO New York, San Diego ART EXPO, Amsterdam Whitney Fine Art Gallery, New York (all 2019), and in January 2020, Scottsdale Arizona, USA.

“My work explores space and the way we see and perceive our surroundings within that space. Not only do I have a great passion for our environment, I am deeply motivated by the human form. In my conceptual work I pay tribute to our multifaceted relationship with nature and self and the intermingling of the two. My works are presented as oil paintings and prints. I create my own prints using a hydraulic printing press. My favourite printmaking techniques include monotypes, collagraphs, linocuts and etchings.”

Sharon is a South African artist based in Johannesburg. She graduated in fine art and graphic design at the Natal Technikon in Durban. Sharon subsequently embarked on an award-winning international career in advertising. She was employed in design studios and advertising agencies in
South Africa and London.

Sharon won numerous awards for print and television commercials both locally and internationally, including several ‘Creativity’ awards in New York.

Since 2004, Sharon has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in South Africa including Art Fairs: FNB and Turbine Art Fair in Johannesburg and The Cape Town Art Fair. Sharon has also exhibited in Art Galleries and Fairs overseas. These include ARTEXPO New York, San Diego ART EXPO, Amsterdam Whitney Fine Art Gallery, New York (all 2019), and in January 2020, Scottsdale Arizona, USA.

“My work explores space and the way we see and perceive our surroundings within that space. Not only do I have a great passion for our environment, I am deeply motivated by the human form. In my conceptual work I pay tribute to our multifaceted relationship with nature and self and the intermingling of the two. My works are presented as oil paintings and prints. I create my own prints using a hydraulic printing press. My favourite printmaking techniques include monotypes, collagraphs, linocuts and etchings.”