Sharon Ventura
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Sharon Ventura
Pop Figurative Abstract Artist
Born in Toronto, Canada
Living in Bonn, Germany.

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

Exhibitions: Group & Solo

2019
Femininity in Pop, Solo Exhibition, Galerie: Kunstraum Karl Klopffleisch, Koln-Lindenthal, Germany

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. 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", Solo, Galeria Galeano, Bonn, Germany
Frauen in den Weltreligionen, Eve of Seduction painting chosen to advertise the exhibition in
Neunkirchen am Brand, Germany


2013
Galeria Galeano, Bonn, Germany
Offene Ateliers In Den Bonner Altstadt, Bonn, Germany
Ventura, Hosted by International Ladies Society, Solo, 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,” Solo, 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, Solo, Toronto, Canada

2002
The Arts Gallery, Plano, Texas

2001
The Arts Gallery, Plano, Texas

Press
"Die Frau in allen ihren Facetten," Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger, Von Jurgen Kisters, May 16, 2019, Germany
"In Herself", Sharon Ventura Art Exhibition, General Anzeiger Newspaper, August 12, 2014, Germany
"Weibliche Vielschichtigkeit", General Anzeiger, June 2014, Germany
"Die Regentrude malte mit ..Sharon Ventura liebt Pop Art, starke Farben and fliessende Formen"   
General Anzeiger, September 2013, Bonn, Germany
"Ausstellungseroffnungrede Sharon Ventura", Art Historian Judith Graefe, 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:
Florence Biennalle 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF_fZJWMWAg

Femininity In Pop 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch.


Website: www.sharonventura.eu

Email:     
ventura@sharonventura.eu