About the Artist

Sharon Bartel Clements was born in North Tonawanda, NY. Clements received her BA and MS degrees in Art Education from the State University of New York College at Buffalo. She has participated in programs at the Laguna Beach School of Art, the Art Students League in New York City, and postgraduate work at the University of Maryland, as well as taking part in various workshops in California and New Mexico. Clements taught art to 7th through 9th grade students in Lewiston, N.Y. for eight years. She is presently a full-time artist living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, though she still feels a strong connection to the western New York region.

For Sharon Bartel Clements, painting allows her to explore the reflective nature of the internal self as well as the individual’s perspectives of the external world. Through her works, she celebrates the “fullness of nature, who and what we are, in all aspects of living.”(S.B. Clements) Travelling throughout the world gives her many opportunities to explore how different cultures celebrate the richness of nature. Clements often paints with her hands to achieve a “sense of communing with my canvas and experiencing my ‘first’ tribal energies. Color, movement, and texture help project this energy upon the surface of the canvas. Transforming materials into a sculptural representation is another dimension of my art.” (S.B. Clements)

Selected Exhibitions

  • Art Design Consultants (ADC) 25th Anniversary, “Ancient Warrior #4;” ADC & Blink Art Resource, ADC Gallery; Cincinnati, OH; June 3 – July 7, 2017
  • The Figure: Interpreted Through Contemporary Mediums, “Ancient Warrior #9,” International Juried Art Exhibition NYC, Site: Brooklyn; Brooklyn, NY; January 19 – February 19, 2017
  • Shelter, “Ancient Warrior #9,” Harlem School of the Arts & The National Association of Women Artists in cooperation with Violence Transformed, Harlem School of the Arts; New York, NY; December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017
  • Blink Art Resource Artists, “Ancient Warrior Torso series & Distant Memories #3 & #5,” Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe Community Convention Center; Santa Fe, NM; July 7 – 10, 2016
  • Women’s Works: Celebrating Women’s Creativity, 29th Anniversary, “Ancient Warrior #6,” Old Court House Arts Center; Woodstock, IL; March 11 – April 30, 2016
  • Five Senses +1: Group Exhibition, “Whispers #1 & #2, Ancient Warrior #9,” K&P Contemporary (Elga Wimmer PCC); New York, NY; September 10 – 14, 2015
  • Exposure Program by Starry Night Retreats, “Ancient Warrior Torso Project,” Select Art Fair during Frieze Week;  New York, NY; May 13 – 17, 2015
  • Featured Artist of the Month, “Sharon Bartel Clements,” Artshow.com, Online Gallery; February 2015
  • 125 Years: Women of Vision, National Association of Women Artists, Inc., The Armory Art Center; West Palm Beach, FL; December 5, 2014 – January 10, 2015
  • Sculptural Visions in 3D, National Association of Woman Artists, Inc., NAWA Online Gallery: AWARD WINNER, thenawa.orgDailyBrushwork.com; June 5 – October 31, 2014
  • Sharon Bartel Clements Sculptures, Paintings, Mixed Media: ArtSlant Online Gallery; February 2014 – Present
  • Divine Inspirational Visual Artistic Souls DIVAS: National Association of Woman Artists, Inc. – NAWA; First Online Gallery, Juried Exhibition, AWARD WINNER; October 24 – January 24, 2014
  • Clearly Human: St. Louis Artist Guild, Juried Exhibition of Art; Clayton, MO; November 15 – December 29, 2013
  • Sharon Bartel Clements Paintings: Mixed Media, Abstract, Landscape, 3D, Artshow.com Online Gallery; October 30, 2013 – Present
  • SOLO SHOW: Bartel Clements Recent Paintings: William Whipple Gallery, Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum; Marshall, MN; August 22 – September 30, 2013
  • SOLO SHOW: Gallery 705; 705 Fulmer Avenue, Stroudsburg, PA; June 29 – July 25, 2013
  • 2012 Art Auction and Gala: Burchfield Penney Art Center, Artist Invitational Auction; Buffalo, New York; September 21
  • The Artist Among Us: Burchfield Penney Art Center; Buffalo, New York; May 11 – August 26, 2012
  • SOLO SHOW: Nature of Things: Franklin 54 Gallery + Projects (Now Joyce Pommer + Projects); 526 West 26th St #403, New York, NY 10001; November 8 – December 17, 2011
  • SOLO SHOW: Side of the Road: Franklin 54 Gallery + Projects (Now Joyce Pommer + Projects); 526 West 26th St #403, New York, NY 10001; November 5 – 28, 2010
  • SOLO SHOW: Side of the Road: Paintings & Drawings, William Whipple Gallery, Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum; Marshall, MN; January 12 – February 26, 2010
  • Vacation Venues, A Group Exhibition, Franklin 54 Gallery (Now Joyce Pommer + Projects);; New York, NY; June 11- July 18, 2009
  • The Affordable Art Fair, The Metropolitan Pavilion, NY; June 12 – June 15, 2008
  • “Mostly White,” A Group Exhibit, Franklin 54 Gallery (Now Joyce Pommer + Projects);; New York, NY; November 1, 2007 – June 6, 2008
  • Made In the U.S.A., Blue Hill Cultural Center; Peal River, NY; June 8 – November 20, 2007
  • SOLO SHOW: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Collectors Gallery, “Abstract Works by Sharon Bartel Clements;” Buffalo, NY; September 15 – November 3, 2005
  • SOLO SHOW: Franklin 54 Gallery, “New Abstract Work: Sharon Bartel Clements;” New York, NY; 2005
  • The Painting Center, Painting Center Slide Registry; New York, NY; (Ongoing, Curated)
  • Poughkeepsie Art Museum, “Point of View;” Poughkeepsie, NY; 2004
  • Burchfield–Penny Art Center, “New York Collects Buffalo State,” Buffalo, NY; 2004
  • SOLO SHOW: Franklin 54 Gallery (Now Joyce Pommer + Projects);“Abstract Painting; Sharon Bartel Clements,;” New York, NY; 2004
  • National Association of Women Artists, “115th Annual Exhibition;” New York, NY; 2004
  • Russian Cultural Center at Embassy of Russia; Washington, D.C.; 2004
  • Gorohavaya 6 Gallery IASG; St. Petersburg, Russia; 2003
  • Angels Gate Cultural Center; San Pedro, California; Annual All-Media, All-California Juried Exhibition; 2003
  • SOLO SHOW: Cornell Medical Association; New York, NY; 2003
  • SOLO SHOW: New York University, New York Medical Center; New York, NY; 2003
  • SOLO SHOW: The Lobby Gallery, Equity Properties, “Oil & Mixed Media Painting;” New York, NY; 2002
  • National Association of Women Artist, Banana Factory, “113th Annual Exhibition;” Bethlehem, PA; 2002
  • Lalit Kala Academy Galleries, National Gallery of Art; New Delhi, India; 2002
  • Academy of Arts & Design, ISAG In China, Tsinghuo University, “The Capital Normal;” Beijing, China; 2002

Registries

  • Ancient Warrior Torso Series, Brooklyn Museum – Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base, March 2014; December 2014; June 2016 – Present
  • Ancient Warrior Torso Project, Islip Art Museum Registry; 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY 11730; February 2015 – Present

Selected Private & Corporate Collections

  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Buffalo, NY
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bartel; Riverside, CA
  • Mr. Joe Calabrese; Buffalo, NY
  • Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Catena; Locust, NJ
  • Mr. Jean Cherqui; Paris, France
  • Ms. Pinky Crabtree-Mackey; Greenwich, CT
  • Master Qi Feilong; New York, NY & ChinaMr.  & Mrs. Jamal Masburn; New Orleans, LA
  • Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mueller, Team Toyota Corp; Langhorn, PA
  • Mr. Phillip Munizo; Durham, CT
  • Mercedes Benz of Edison, NJ
  • Pivec Advertising; Timonium, MD
  • Mr. and Mrs Phillip Resnick, Woodfield Lexus; Schaumburg, IL
  • Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising; New York, NY
  • Mr. & Mrs. Bob Turcotte; New York, NY
  • William Whipple Gallery, Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum; Marshall, MN

Bibliography

  • “Sharon Bartel Clements: Torso Project,” Blink: Your Art Resource, Annual Trade Publication, 2017; Art Design Consultants, published illustrations, p. 226
  • Art Specifier Facebook Featured Artist, “Ancient Warrior Torso Project, by Sharon Bartel Clements.” A Facebook Post Reaching 2,000 – 4,000 people; March 31, 2015
  • ”Sharon Bartel Clements: Evolution and Transformation,” Interview with Michael Corbin, ArtBookGuy.com, 101 Super Hot Artists for 2015; February 1, 2015
  • Gallery 705 Opening Reception, 705 Fulmer Ave., Stroudsburg; Pocono Record; June 28, 2013
  • ”New Mexico Artist’s Work on Display at SMSU,” Cindy Votruba, Marshall Independent (Minnesota), Lifestyle Section; September 14, 2013
  • The Club Collection Catalog, Published Illustrations; Embler Art Gallery at American Airlines Admirals Club(s). Located in 37 Worldwide Lounges Including Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo, and London; page 7, Fall/Winter 2013
  • The Club Collection Catalog, Published Illustrations; Embler Art Gallery at American Airlines Admirals Club(s). Located in 37 worldwide lounges including Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo, and London; page 7, Summer 2013
  • “Downtown Delight,” The New York Sun Calendar Edition, sec II; April 15-17, 2005
  • Bill Canacci, “Modern Tribalism,” Home News Tribune, Asbury Park Press, New York Section; April 3, 2005
  • “Tesuque Hills #2,” Published Article and Illustration, New York Collects Buffalo State, pgs 46 & 47; July 9 –October 3; Diane M. Koeppel and Joan Vita-Marotta, curator
  • YACHTS International – May 2004; Page 106, Bannenberg’s Signature Build
  • Poughkeepsie Art Museum, “Point of View” Catalog ‘04; Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Mary A. Durlak, “A State’s Worth of Art”
  • “Door Darshai” (TV show) ISAG; New Delhi, India; May 17, 2002
  • Sharon Bartel Clements, “After the Hunt,” Published Article and Illustration, The Manhattan Arts International Magazine; New York, NY
  • Jeanne C. Wilkinson, “4 Abstract Artists Show Rewards of Discovery,” THE TRIBECA TRIB; November 1999
  • Lois Delaine, “Women Artists Exhibition,” at James E. Lewis Museum of Art, “The Baltimore Afro-American,” Lifestyle; April 13, 1999; Page B-4
  • Artist Work Profile, Prince George’s County Public Broadcasting, Channel 15, 1999
  • “Lalit Kala Academy ’98 Catalog,”National Gallery of Art; New Delhi, India; 1998
  • Ferdinand Protzman, “Style,” Galleries; The Washington Post; August 2, 1997

Education

  • University of Maryland; College Park, Maryland; W.C. Richardson, Patrick Craig, Post-Graduate Special Studies Program, 1992-94
  • Scottsdale School of Art; Scottsdale, Arizona; John Asaro, Instructor, 1991
  • Art Students League of New York, NY; Daniel Dickerson, Instructor, 1986-87
  • Laguna Beach School of Art, Post Graduate Studies Program, John Asaro, Instructor, 1982-83
  • Art Department, State University College at Buffalo; Buffalo, NY; Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science Degree