Artist

Sharon Switzer

Sharon Switzer (b. 1966, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada ) An artist and curator, Switzer has been exhibiting her media art in Canada and the USA since the early 1990’s. She regularly produces and curates public art festivals and exhibitions to massive audiences on the TTC through her work with Art for Commuters, and as the Digital Content and Programming Curator at Onestop Media Group. The first curatorial collective that she formed, Clamorous Intentions, was active in Toronto during the early 1990’s, producing large-scale, multi-media public events. She has been exhibiting her artwork and video art since the 1990s. A catalogue of her video work was produced by McMaster Museum of Art, for a solo exhibition in 2007, parts of which traveled to museums across Canada as part of ‘18 Illuminations.’ Her video was featured at Art Film Basel, during Art 38 Basel, and her recent series of animated digital video drawings were exhibited as a solo exhibition at Corkin Gallery in November 2009. Sharon received her B.F.A. from Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, her M.F.A. from The University of Western Ontario, and is a Graduate of the CFC Media Lab at the Canadian Film Centre. Switzer is an instructor at OCAD, and is actively involved in the Toronto arts community, presently serving as President of Gallery TPW’s Board of Directors. She is represented by Corkin Gallery in Toronto.

Videography

The Box Project

2007, colour, English

Critical Writing

Gravity's Grace
by Carla Garnet. Falling from Grace, 2006. Panabaker Gallery, McMaster Museum of Art, 2006.
Even if the Dead Speak and the Living Listen it is Still Not a...
by Steve Reinke. Falling from Grace, 2006. Panabaker Gallery, McMaster Museum of Art, 2006.
Worlds of Birds and Snow
by Steer Linda. Falling from Grace, 2006. Panabaker Gallery, McMaster Museum of Art, 2006.