Sharron Antholt mingles representational and abstract forms as she works to reconcile the physical and the spiritual in her work. Although primarily a painter, her works are often hybrids, existing somewhere between painting and drawing or at times, between painting and sculpture. Images often shift from figurative to landscape or interiors and from abstraction to representational. The surfaces are built up using paper, paint, wax or other materials in a layering process that contributes to the works’ rumative quality.
These works are solitary and contemplative. The very nature of her work alludes to themes of impermanence and the fleeting nature of life.
Between sojourns in the Indian sub-continent Antholt lived for a number of years in the Washington DC area where she also exhibited her work. She moved to Bellingham, WA in 1996 to teach at Western Washington University and now lives on Lummi Island.
Antholt has been awarded residencies from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony and grants from the Washington, DC Commission on the Arts and Artist Trust in Seattle. Exhibitions of her work include the Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington; The Corcoran Gallery, National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington Project for the Arts, Anton Gallery all in Washington, DC; Maryland Art Place, School 33. MD; McLean Project for the Arts, VA; Indian International Center, New Delhi, Chemould Gallery, Calcutta, India and Tretykov Gallery, Moscow, Russia.