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Shari P Kantor is a Pennsylvania-based abstract artist who views the world as both her canvas and inspiration. Painting since 1987, the New Jersey-raised, self-taught artist has won awards and commissions for her vividly cheerful art from the beginning. She is universally known for vibrant colors, hidden imagery and intriguing titles revealed in more than 1400 lively works of art. Varying in style, mediums and materials, Shari's acclaimed art has been featured in solo and group exhibitions, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and she has paintings on permanent loan to Solebury School and the University of Delaware. Shari has her own product line of accessories, clothing, home goods and stationery and her own fabric and wallpaper line.


Solo Exhibitions, Abridged

2018      Persistence: Abstract Art by Shari P Kantor
     Back Mountain Memorial Library, Dallas, PA

2016      Healing Waters: Abstract Art by Shari P Kantor

Township of Hanover Cultural Arts' Committee's Art on the Wall, Whippany, NJ

2014      Paintings On The F.M. Station: Abstract Art by Shari P Kantor                     

           The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre, PA

 

Group Exhibitions, Abridged

2012      Chashama Gala V.I.P. After-party

           New York, NY
2012      Art Takes Times Square

           Times Square, New York, NY
2010      Tisch Galleries, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
           New York, NY
2008     Arts In The Park Festival

           Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton, NJ
1996      Black Arts Festival

           Center for Black Culture, The University of Delaware, Newark, DE

 
Commissions, Abridged

2017      Private commission, logos, digital art, 5 x 7 inches

2017      Private commission, textile pattern

2014      Private commission, invitations, digital art, 5 x 7 inches
2012      Private commission, invitations, paintings and digital art, 5 x 7 inches
2008     Private commission, Rest Here, acrylic and watercolor on canvas, 14 x 18 inches 
1998      Private commission, Sky Of Carnations, acrylic on canvas, 11 x 14 inches

 

Collections
Department of Anthropology, The University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Solebury School, New Hope, PA
Works held in private collections in the United States

 

Bibliography

Neja Steer, "Glitter Happens," Start Somewhere Project, June 2020

https://startsomewhereproject.wordpress.com/2020/06/07/glitter-happens/

"Back Mountain Memorial Library to exhibit Shari P. Kantor’s art," The Dallas Post, April 23, 2018, 

https://www.mydallaspost.com/news/33141/back-mountain-memorial-library-to-exhibit-shari-p-kantors-art

Alicia Grega, "The Artists' Studio: March 20, 2014, Third Friday," The570.com, March 20, 2014, http://www.the570.com/arts/the-artists-studio-march-20-2014/
Jon O'Connell, "Can You Say 'Thanksgivukkah'?," The Times Leader, November 17, 2013, http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/991714/Can-you-say-Thanksgivukkah  
Ellen Eldridge, "Deeper Than The Sea by Shari Kantor," Target Audience Magazine, February 2013, 
http://targetaudiencemagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/2013-february-target-audience-magazine1.pdf, 6
Ellen Eldridge, "The Art of Shari Kantor," Target Audience Magazine, February 2013, 
http://targetaudiencemagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/2013-february-target-audience-magazine1.pdf, 22-23

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. 

Highlights
"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