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Sharon EisleyWill Work For Peanuts-MOCA-SharonEisley

All my bios and statements were once blown away by the death of my computer and I was left like an artist whose studio and all her art has burned down. I have a fresh slate to write what it is I paint and why and wring my art for its meaning. So do I tell you of my chimeras- My zoomorphic animal headed people (Animeoples), showing us their true humanity with an animals faces? Do I pontificate on how animal headed people become archetypes and totems, and how they pull meaning from history as far back as when  they were cultural expressions of gods and religion? Or do I tell of my tree paintings that find their way into a surreal world to say more than our world can? The symbolism in my work?  Or my techniques- watercolor, or oil on carved wood, drawn with the chinese brush I fell in love with living in Asia years ago? I would rather, if you have a moment, ask you to take a look at my art and make up your own mind. I hope you are drawn in by the strangeness and held by the beauty.

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To see my original blog and much older work as well as my progress along this rough but fabulous road of being an artist please visit

Bio: Was born some time ago. College. Studied chinese brush painting in Taiwan for some years. Came back. Art School. Graduated CCA (California College of Art) 2002. Painting painting painting. Shows here shows there shows. Gallery representation by Valkarie gallery in Colorado. Live near San Francisco. More to come.

Previous showings:

-Valkarie Gallery- Denver,CO. 2 artist show October 2015, 2016, & 2017

-summer 2015-work showcased at HMOCA (Hawaiian Museum of Contemporary Art)

-Upcycled Habitats 2 artist show at Valkarie Gallery- Denver,CO August-September 2014

-Solo Show is Golden,CO. -July 2014

-Show at 55 Bryant is San Francisco- March-May 2014

-Small Works Show at Laguna InkSpot Gallery- Laguna Beach January 2014

-group Show at Modern Eden Gallery -San Francisco-  December, 2013

– group Show at Modern Eden Gallery -San Francisco-  August, 2013

-Spokes and Stashes Show-Santa Rosa                            -August, 2012

-Solo show at Risk Press Gallery-Sebstapol                     -June, 2012

-Solo show at The Share Exchange-Santa Rosa             -Oct-Nov. 2011

-Studio S0iree -Hosted by                       – Oct. 27, 2011

-Solo show at Castle in the Air Gallery, Berkeley, CA   -April, 2010

-Solo show at Daredevils and Queens                                -Sep, 2009

-Animal PoP show at Periscope Cellars Gallery                – 2008

-Mustard festival Juried Show-First Place in Modern Art Catagory, Sonoma CA 2006

-had two children!                                                                     -2004 & 2007

-Solo Show at Oakland Downtown Gallery                           – 2003

-Dime Show-Crackpot Illustration  Group                              – 2003

-Graduated CCA BA -CCAC Grad Show, Oakland CA            – 2002

-group show Lao Wai Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan     2001

-Solo show He Ping Gallery, Taiwan                      2000

-Solo show Blue Front Gallery, SF                           1998

-Solo Show- Cafe Espresso Fairfax, CA                   1997

-Buck Foundation Scholarship