I am a contemporary abstract painter, influenced by the interconnection between humanity and nature. The organic qualities of my work stem from my love and respect for nature and its mysterious repetition of line and form. The figuration appears and disappears within the abstract shapes and gestural movemnents...it's perception vs reality that intrigues me. "Each free-flowing exploration of line, color, harmonies and texture is only complete when the abstract touches the familiar...that point when something definite has been said, but its mystery is still intact. My hope is that wene someone views my work, they are drawn in and connected on an emotional level to something fundamentally human."
Shar Coulson is an organic abstraction painter, who's work reflects the culmination of study and experiences in classical figurative realism and design. Her sensibility is also deeply informed by a successful career as an executive creative director. Shar is a founding member of teh Chicago Art Salon and has exhibited internationally. SHe lives in the Near West Side Market District of Chicago.
2020 Between the Known and Unknown — 2 person Show; Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2019 Abstractions Group Exhibition 2019; Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2019 Along the Line; Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI
2018 Featured work by Shar Coulson; James May Gallery, Algoma, WI
2018 Perception Vs. Reality; A | Proof Gallery, Washington, DC
2018 Patterns of Nature; Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL
2018 Surfaces; The Hardy Gallery, Ephraim, WI
2018 Birds of a Feather, Water Street Gallery, DOuglas, MI. 2018 Perception vs. Reality: A | Proog Gallery, Washington D.C. 2018 Radical Invention; Chicago Art Source, Chicago, IL 2018 6th Annual Competition; Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL 2018 Fragmented; ArtSpace 8, Chicago, IL 2018 Abstractions 2018; Nuart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2018 Door County Plein Air Competition, Door County, WI 2018 Birds of a Feather; Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI 2018 Surfaces; The Hardy Gallery, Ephraim, WI 2018 Patterns of Nature; Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL 2018 Perception Vs. Reality; A I Proof Gallery, Washington, DC 2017 Winter Salon; Chicago Art Source, Chicago, IL 2017 Solo Exhibition: Organic Expressionism; Cultivate, Evanston, IL 2017 Jefferson Plein Air Competition, Jefferson, WI 2017 Vitality; Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI 2017 Continuity; Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI 2017 The Essence of Organic Abstraction; Artist’s Proof Contemporary Art, Washington, DC 2017 New Horizons; Chicago Art Source, Chicago, IL 2016 Solo Exhibition: FaunaFloraFigure; The Union League Club, Chicago, IL 2016 Puzzle Abstract Exhibit; Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI 2016 Summer Soltices; Artspace 8, Chicago, IL 2016 Cedarburg Plein Air Competition, Cedarburg, WI 2016 Chess; Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI 2015 Artspace 8 Gallery Group Show, Chicago, IL 2013 Cedarburg Plein Air Competition, Cedarburg, WI 2012 Hiding In Clear Sight; North Shore Art League, Chicago, IL 2012 Centered States; South Haven Center for the Arts, South Haven, MI 2011 Reassembled Group Show; South Shore Arts, Munster, IN 2011 Compilation Group Exhibition; The Art Center, Highland Park, IL 2010 Shared Visions Group Show; The John Almquist Gallery, Chicago, IL 2010 Sevres. Beyond Blue; Brickton Arts Center Group Show, Chicago, IL 2010 Improbability; Chicago, IL 2009 Kunst10daagse: Art Unites; Bergen, The Netherlands