PROFESSOR SHARON COSGROVE
Associate Professor of Art
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Wilkes-Barre PA 18766
Born in Washington DC, the artist Sharon Cosgrove is a Professor of Art based in Wilkes-Barre,
Pennsylvania where she maintains a private studio and teaches undergraduate courses
in painting and printmaking. She holds a BFA, MA, and MFA from the University of New
Mexico and a BA from Shepherd College. Her paintings and prints have been exhibited
in over fifty invitational, solo, and juried shows, nationally and internationally
and can be found in both public and private collections. Serving in an “ambassadorial”
role for cross-cultural exchange, Sharon’s work has been selected for the Art in Embassies
Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and will be displayed at the U.S.
Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan. As part of this program, she also traveled to Kazakhstan
in March 2012 to offer presentations and master classes in conjunction with women’s
history month. Sharon is the recipient of the Medici Award in Painting from the International
Biennale Exhibition of Contemporary Art, in Florence, Italy, and has been Visiting
Artist at the Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia, The International School of Art
in Umbria Italy, and The American Academy in Rome. By student nomination, Sharon received
the Non-Traditional and Innovative Teaching Award at Wilkes University where she has
served as professor of art for more than two decades.
Additionally, she has been awarded faculty development grants and sabbaticals to further her studio practice and commitment to teaching art. Sharon has taught in Florence, Italy and facilitated group painting and mural projects with international artists, students, and victims of domestic violence. Her work has been the catalyst for personal, professional, and community transformations.
Any reproduction of art is prohibited by law without the written permission from the artist.
Copyright 2012 Sharon Cosgrove
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