FSU Art MFA ’18 Sharon Norwood is exhibiting in a group show titled Resurgences. Held at the Centre d’exposition Lethbridge in Montreal, the show is on view, April 1 – May 30, 2021.
Additionally, Ms. Norwood is an artist-in-residence January 11-May 4, 2021 at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in Charlotte, North Carolina. Along with other artists-in residence, her work is on view March 11-May 1, 2021 in a show titled Spaces Between.
Ms. Norwood received an MFA from Florida State University and a BFA from the University of South Florida. Her work explores issues of identity where line is a way to speak about our relationships to postcolonial structures, systems of power, and their implication to collective suppositions about difference. She uses the curly line paired with historical objects to speak to issues of race, gender, beauty, class and indeed labor. The curly line becomes the black body, and at other times it lives within the decorative, ornate space that connects us back to the formal language of drawing.