Shara Hughes

Born 1981 in Atlanta, Georgia, US
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York




Shara Hughes, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland

Spotlight, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, US

Shara Hughes: The Last Glance Back, 9830 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, US (Commission)

Phoenix Childrens Hospital, Phoenix, US [Commission] (forthcoming)


Shara Hughes, Le Consortium, Dijon, France

Shara Hughes, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

Shara Hughes, Garden Museum, London, UK

Shara Hughes, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, US

Shara Hughes, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, US

The Bridge, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China


Restless, Sabine Knust, Munich, Germany

Unmanageable, Pilar Corrias, London, UK


At Arm’s Length, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Kastro, Antiparos, Greece

In Lieu of Flowers, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, US 

Shara Hughes, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Beijing, China


Shara Hughes, The Arts Club, London, UK

Don’t Hold Your Breath, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

Sun Salutations, Newport Art Museum, Newport, US

Carving Out Fresh Options, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, US

Sticks and Stones, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, US

Bold Suns, SOCO Gallery, Charlotte, US

Surprise Anxiety, Pace Prints, New York, US


Same Space, Different Day, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, US

Mind Bender, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, US

Lamenting, Sighing, Weeping, Gallery Met, New York, US


Shara Hughes: Big Intimates, Ornis A. Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Wherever You Go, There You Are, 39 Great Jones, New York, US

Here & There, One River School, Englewood, US


Far Out, American Contemporary, New York, US


Guess You Had To Be There, MOCA Georgia, Atlanta, US

Midnight Snacks, Institute 193, Lexington, US 


Don’t Tell Anyone But..., Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, US


See Me Seeing Me, American Contemporary, New York, US

WE USE THESE THINGS, sculptures and installations, P-r-i-m-e- t-i-m-e, New York, US


Shara Hughes, Drawings, Metroquadro, Rivoli, Italy


Show Me, Because You Can’t See, Museum 52, London, UK 


If You’re a Mess, I’m a Mess, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany

Shara Hughes, Metroquadro, Rivoli, Italy


I’ll Just Have to Work With This, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Thank You For Hosting, Museum 52, London, UK


All, Most, Mine, Parts Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Everything, Always, Rivington Arms, New York, US




Together, at the Same Time, de la Cruz Collection, Miami, US

Nature humaine – Humaine nature, Fondation Vincent van Gogh, Arles, France

Dark Light: Realism in the Age of Post-Truths, Aishti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon

Fire Figure Fantasy, ICA Miami, Miami, US


New Acquisitions, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark


Shane Campbell Gallery, South Loop, Chicago, US

America Will Be! Surveying the Contemporary Landscape, Dallas Art Museum, Dallas, US

Landscapes: New Visions of the Landscape from the early 20th and 21st Centuries, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, US


Ten Years, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, US

Present Tense: Selections from the Lenhardt Collection, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, US

EDDYSROOM@GalleriThomassen, Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg, Sweden

SEED, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, US

Cliche, Almine Rech Gallery, New York, US

Smooth Transitions, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

Summer, Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, US

The Lure of the Dark: Contemporary Painters Conjure the Night, MASS MoCA, North Adams, US

Jean-Marie Appriou, Martha Atienza, Dora Budor, Shara Hughes, Iman Issa, Justin Matherly, Tobias Pils, Magali Reus, Yves Scherer, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland


Sun Toxic City, Phillip Haverkampf Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Whitney Biennial 2017, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US

Drawing Island, The Journal Gallery, New York, US 


If Only Bella Abzug Were Here, Marc Straus Gallery, New York, US

Pipe Dream, presented by Night Gallery and Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, US

All Tomorrow’s Parties, Hathaway David Contemporary, Atlanta, US

Hill of Munch, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, US

Imagine, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy

Young Frankensteins, Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, US

No Bad Days: Shara Hughes and Britton Tolliver, Left Field Gallery, Los Osos, US

Feedback Of Desire: Shara Hughes, Ted Gahl and Christoph Robner, Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, US


Finestra aperta: Shara Hughes, Meredith James, Elizabeth Jaeger, Annie Thornton, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, US

Abstract Horizons: Shara Hughes, Rebecca Morris, Caragh Thuring, Grieder Contemporary, Zurich, Switzerland

Sprawl, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, US

Tiger Tiger: Michael Assiff, Jules De Balincourt, Katherine Bernhardt, Brian Belott, Shara Hughes, Misaki Kawai, Karin Gulbran, Maikiko Kudo, Nikki Maloof, Ryan Morozowski, Yutaka Sone, Paul Swenbeck, Salon 94, New York, US

Spirit of the Dead Watching: Annie Hammond Hotte, Austin Eddy, Bradley Biancardi, Tracy Thomason, Shara Hughes, Devening Projects, Chicago, US

Mons Dew: Pat Berran, Melissa Brown, Andy Coolquitt, Stacy Fisher, Shara Hughes, MASS Gallery, Austin, US

New York Configurations: Austin Eddy, Tamara Gonzalez, Shara Hughes, Ryan Schneider, Guy Yanai, Coburn Projects, London, UK

Instant Vacation, Group Show, Trestle Projects, New York, US

Out of Place, Group Show, Dutton Gallery, New York, US


Translated Cities, Shirin Gallery, New York, US

Sculptures and Works on Paper, Mikael Andersen Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Sump Pumped Sentiments: Shara Hughes, Gideon Bok and Todd Bienvenu, TSA Gallery, New York, US

Other Peoples Paintings, Torrance Shipman Gallery, New York, US


Bathers, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, US

Genius of Love, Brian Morris Gallery, New York, US


Billedstorm, Mikael Andersen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Habeas Corpus, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, US

GA Artists, Abernathy Arts Center, Atlanta, US

I Know This But You Feel Different, Marc Jancou, New York, US

One Giant Leap: Work from the Saatchi Gallery, Hyatt Regency The Churchill, London, UK


Crushed Candy: Shara Hughes, Jonathan Eherenberg, Meredith James and TM Sisters, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, US

Wild Beasts: Shara Hughes, Joshua Abelow, Ryan Schneider, Daniel Heidkamp, Ezra Johnson, Champion, Austin, US

The Big Show, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, US


Group Show, Museum 52, New York, US

Oxbow Centennial Show, Roots and Culture Gallery, Chicago, US

Diamonds in the Crows Nest, Parlour No. 15, New York, US 


Diverse Propositions: The Best of Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, US

Works on Paper, Museum 52, London, UK

Boom, TTC Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark


Project Space in conjunction with: There’s a Better way to Spend the Afternoon, Museum 52, London, UK

Demolition Milk, TS1 Gallery, Beijing, China

Inside Out, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany

All Cut Up, Roebling Hall, New York, US

Living in a Box: Jesper Christiansen, Shara Hughes, Eddie Martinez, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany


Accessories, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Up as if Down, Cuchifritos, New York, US


Cabin Fever, Rivington Arms, New York, US

Labyrinthitis, two person show with Meredith James, Rivington Arms, New York, US



Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, US

BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island, US




I Know This But You Feel Different, curated by Shara Hughes and Meredith James, Marc Jancou, New York, US




Liquitex Cadmium-Free Research Residency, Griffin Gallery Studios, London, UK


Residency, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, US 


Working Artist Project, Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, US


Joan Mitchell Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, US


Scholarship, Anderson Ranch Artist Residency, Snowmass, US

Vermont Studio Center Artist and Writers Residency, Fellowship Award, Johnson, US


Florence Leif Painters Award, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, US


Residency, Ox-Bow Fellowship Recipient, Saugatuck, US




Greenway Wall Mural, Dewey Square Park, Boston, US

Conservancy in partnership with the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Boston, US


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