Shari Kantor is an award-winning abstract painter and poet from Delaware who views the world as both her canvas and inspiration. Her acclaimed art, which has been created since 1987, has been featured in many exhibitions, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and she has paintings on permanent loan to Solebury School and the University of Delaware. Shari has been winning awards for her vividly cheerful art since elementary school and commissions since college. Her lively paintings vary in style and materials and are known for vibrant colors, hidden imagery and intriguing titles embedded in her art. Shari has her own product line of accessories, clothing, home goods and stationery (www.zazzle.com/spkcreative*) and her own fabric and wallpaper line (www.spoonflower.com/profiles/spkcreative).
Artist, Chashama Gala V.I.P. After-party, New York, NY, 2012
Artist, Art Takes Times Square, New York, NY, 2012
"Nightly Erotic" and "Shalom" exhibited at Artemis Boutique, Princeton, NJ, 2012
“For Paul,” "Free At Last," "Ser En Mi Casa Del Sueno" and “Simplicity At Its Best” exhibited at Tortilla Press Cantina, Pennsauken, NJ, 2011-2012
"Truffula Trees" exhibited in the Tisch Galleries, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2010
Artist, Arts In The Park Festival, Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton, NJ, 2008
"Rest Here," commissioned, 2008
"clllclc," permanent loan to the Anthropology Department at the University of Delaware
"Shipibo," permanent loan to the Anthropology Department at the University of Delaware
"Never Forget, Never Again," permanent loan to Solebury School, New Hope, PA
Shari is also an award-winning, published poet of more than 400 poems. Her rhythmic poetry varies in style and is marked by very strong imagery.
"Most Valuable," published in Art Blooms booklet
Poet, Art Blooms, Cherry Hill, NJ, 2007 and 2008
“Drained,” published on Nola.com, 2005
Poet, Annual Poets’ Invitational, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, 2004 and 2005
More wildflower than wallflower.
More spiced honey than salt.
More red fancy deep than cubic zirconia.
More spun silk than coarse wool.
More chocolate than vanilla.
More pen than sword.
More steel than wood.
More book than party.
More paintbrush than chalk.
More water than land.
More star than meteor.
More pure than toxic.
More 5-diamond than street.
More inner glow than stage light.
More dance than instrument.
More blessed than dismissed.
More voice than caged bird.
More Woman of Valor than common doxy.
More hope than shuttered.
More love than close.
More gift than prize.
More me than all.