Sharon Louden / Artist and Editor
American artist Sharon Louden is known for her whimsical use of the line to imply movement in her paintings, drawings, animations, sculpture, and installations. Through her work she creates what she calls “anthropomorphic individuals”. Although abstract and formal, she feels they have human-like aspects within their minimal state, made of simple line and gesture. In reference to her minimalist paintings, Louden has been called “the Robert Ryman of the 21st century”
Louden is also the editor of “Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists” published by Intellect Books and distributed by the University of Chicago Press. The book is on its 5th printing since the first run sold out before its official release on October 15th, 2013, and has been #1 on Amazon.com’s Bestseller List of Business Art References.
Louden’s work is held in major public and private collections including the Neuberger Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, National Gallery of Art, Arkansas Arts Center, Yale University Art Gallery, Weatherspoon Art Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Drawing Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Weisman Art Museum, National Gallery of Art, Birmingham Museum of Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.