Sharon Ventura
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Sharon Ventura
Pop Figurative Abstract Artist
Born in Toronto, Canada
Studied Fine Art in Canada, United States and Paris, France
Working and residing in Bonn, Germany since 2009

Art Education:
Life Drawing, Studio Escalier, Paris, France, 2010,
Life Drawing, Collin College, Texas, USA - 2001-2002
Life Drawing, Open Studio, Toronto, Canada, 1985
Life Drawing, Three Schools of Art, Toronto, Canada, 1983-1984
Bachelor of Education - Visual Arts, University of Toronto, Canada, 1982-1983
Fine Arts Program, Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Canada, 1977-1979
Bachelor of Arts, University of Toronto, Canada, 1973-1977

Group & Solo Exhibitions:

2018
Update Gallery, Bonn, Germany

2017
Expectations, 19 September - October 3, Cologne, Germany,
Florence Biennale, Selections from Ventura V Series: 69 Paintings, October 6-15, Florence, Italy

2016
Tabula Rasa, Kunstmarkt 2016, Paintings and Prints, Bonn, Germany
Fragmented Identities, Paintings from Ventura V Series, International Art Expo: Borders, Venice, Italy
Women and Work, Dr. Rosalind Franklin: My DNA Discovery, Frauenmuseum, 17.4 -30.10.2016,  Bonn,
Germany
Flowers of Spring, Galeria Galeano, Bonn, Germany

2015
Kirschblutenfest in der Altstadt, Galeria Galeano, Bonn, Germany

2014
In Herself, Kunstvereins Bad Godesberg e.V., Bad Godesberg, Germany
just Sharon, Galeria Galeano, Bonn, Germany
Frauen in den Weltreligionen, Neunkirchen am Brand, Germany
Frauenmuseum Shop, Signed Giclees & Prints, Bonn, Germany

2013
Galeria Galeano, Bonn, Germany
Offene Ateliers In Den Bonner Altstadt, Bonn, Germany
International Ladies Society, Brogsitter Sanct Peter, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany
Woman: Exposed Emotion, Solo Exhibition, Atelier "NebenEingang,"
Frauenmuseum,   Bonn, Germany
EVO-Frauen in den Weltreligionen, Frauenmuseum, Bonn, Germany  
Wer War Mona Lisa? Frauenmuseum, Bonn, Germany

2008
Emerging Artists, 14th Street Gallery Plano, Texas
F.I G. Institute Gallery, The 20th Annual Obelisk Awards Gala,
North Texas Business Culture and the Arts, Dallas, Texas
Fiesta con Fusion, Fusion Gallery - Plano, Texas
FALLing for Art,  Fusion Gallery, - Plano, Texas
Green Peridot, Frisco, Texas (April)
Green Peridot, Frisco, Texas (October)
Go Figure! The Arts Gallery, Plano, Texas
Fan Your Flame for the Arts, Frisco, Texas

2007
Skinny Models Need Not Apply,” Eclectic Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
Plano Art Association Exhibit, Plano, Texas
Second Annual Erotic Art Show, Dallas, Texas
Underground Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

2006
Art at the Center, Human Form Exhibition, Overland Park, Kansas
2005
Twenty20, Solo Show, Crossroads Arts District, Kansas City, Missouri
2004
R. M. Studio Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2002
The Arts Gallery, Plano, Texas
2001
The Arts Gallery, Plano, Texas

Press
"In Herself", Sharon Ventura Art Exhibition, General Anzeiger Newspaper, August 12, 2014,
Bad Godesberg, Germany
"Weibliche Vielschichtigkeit", General Anzeiger, June 2014. Bad Godesberg, Germany
"Die Regentrude malte mit ..Sharon Ventura liebt Pop Art, starke Farben and fliessende Formen"   
General Anzeiger, September 2013, Bonn, Germany
"Ausstellungseroffnungrede Sharon Ventura", Judith Graefe M.A., Bonn Germany
“Mona Lisa 2012”, Bonner Rundschau Newspaper, January 15, 2013, Bonn Germany
"Collin Life Drawing Classes helped put Plano artist on her creative path", Plano Profile, June 2008,
Texas
“Extra Hip Art, The Pitch Newspaper, Volume 26,No. 47, June 2007, Kansas City, MO, U.S.A.
“Woman in Bloom”, Cover of Arts and Literature Magazine, SOJOURN: Spring 2001 Arts Journal of
the Arts, University of Texas at Dallas, U.S.A.
Television Program:  BBC: Eye on Toronto, Featured Artist, CFTO-TV, Toronto, Canada

Videos
www.rheinahr.tv/index.php?video=sharon%20ventura
Sharon Ventura1, Vimeo, produced by Frank Norden

Website:   www.sharonventura.eu
Email:        ventura@sharonventura.eu