Sharon Volpe

Sharon Volpe is a NYC-Based Painter, Illustrator, Designer and Teacher of Studio Art.  She comes from the surrounding NYC area, and completed an M.F.A. in illustration at The Fashion Institute of Technology in 2016 where she studied under well-known painters and illustrators such as Brendan Leach, Aya Kakeda, Martha Rich and Martin Wittfooth. Prior to that she studied graphic design at The School of Visual Arts. Her work has been exhibited in many shows from NYC, Los Angeles, Miami, and in 2018 Paris.

Her work was selected as a Runner Up in Creative Quarterly Issue No. 52, and will be showcased on the Creative Quarterly website alongside other artists in the field of design, illustration, photography and more in the Fall 2018.

She is a member of The CON ARTIST COLLECTIVE on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and also a listed artist on the well-known directory @thewomenwhodraw.

Her practice ranges from small  expressionistic mixed-media portrait paintings to large scale Acrylic and Ink Paintings combining many elements such as foam printing and textures to create a whimsical yet cohesive body of work mostly paying homage to the human experience.  

Artists that influence the work are the Masters such Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Egon Schiele, Andy Warhol and current artists working today like James Jean and Jean Jullien.


Select Exhibitions, Opportunities and Events


Featured Artist

Student and Alumni Show



Williamsburg, Brooklyn

2.22 - 2.2.24


Featured Artist

Have A Heart Show

Hand Made in Brooklyn

February 2019

Ground Floor Gallery Brooklyn


Featured Artist

Gallery 104 / Laguna Art Gallery

NYC and LA


Co-Curated show

The Oval Show

Con Art Collective

January 2019


Featured Artist


Long Island City, NY

Art and Fashion Show

October 2018


Featured Artist

Ted's Fine Clothing

Retail Store dedicated to iconic music apparel and collectibles

155 Orchard Street, Lower East Side, NYC


Juried Show

The Coaster Show V6 2018

Gallery 30 South

Pasadena, CA


Juried Show for Second Saturday

The Collective Sedona

August 11th, 2018

Pop Up Art Gallery Showcase

Selected Resident at Verde Valley School

Summer Arts Colony '18

Sedona, Arizona


( also featured on Sedona Arts Center

Social Media platform as part of the Summer Arts Colony '18)


Featured Artist "Body and Matter"

VH Art Gallery - 110 Rue Caulaincourt, 75018 Paris, France

A collective exhibition of French and international artists.

VH Art Gallery is a gallery having chosen a modern posture. Offering both an online exhibition and temporary exhibitions.


Featured Artist



Featuring emerging artists in a new channel titled "Portfolio"

launching February 23rd, 2018


Co-Curated show with


"Alphabet City"

Featuring NYC artists dedicated to all things

Alphabets and letters to help

raise money for


Featured Artist/Vendor

 Italian American Museum

February/March 2018

Little Italy, NYC 


TFA Pop Up Gallery

Featured Artist/Vendor

Art Basel/Miami Art Week

December 4-10, 2017



Small Works Show | Affordable Art Show

Juried Show

November - 20 - December 31

New Bedford, MA


Okay Space Gallery

FIT MFA Fall Showcase

Featured Artist

Brooklyn, NY


La Luz de Jesus Gallery

Featured Artist

"The Coaster Show" V5 2017

Juried Show

September 1 - October 1, 2017


@Artsnewss -June 2017

Featured as part of this online gallery on Instagram


Controlled Chaos

Juried Art Show by Linda L. Cheung

Bushwick, Brooklyn

June 3, 2017



NYC EXHIBIT dedicated to the Art and Music of

Beyonce and Rhianna

Featured Artist/ Vendor

Thursday, March 30th

artwork featured in The Village Voice for the Event


Mad Gallery

Pop Up Art Exhibition

Juried Art Show

Friday, March 10th

Soho, NYC


Okay Space, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

December 2016

MFA in Illustration, Fashion Institute of Technology

Juried Group Show


The Fearless Artist Pop Up Exhibition

Art Basel, Miami, FL 2016

 Juried Exhibition

Group Show


The Diana Kane Boutique

Portraits of Women: Feminist Icons.

Juried Group Show

See my Portrait of Missy Elliott  :


La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Sept 02 - October 2 2016

The Coaster Show

Juried Group Show


Caelum Gallery hosted by The NYC Grind

Planet X All Female NYC

Juried Group Show

June 12, 2016


The Museum at FIT

Group Show Titled "Bookends"

MFA in Illustration presentation

June - July 2016


La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Sept 02 - October 2 2015

The Coaster Show

Juried Group Show


Vooruit Magazine

Juried Pop Up Art Show

NYC May 2016

Soho/East Village


Find Gallery 2016


Featured on this social media curated art gallery


12 Months of Paint - February contest "portraits"

Featured as part of this online gallery on Instagram


@Creativity Kills Oldness - February 2016

Featured as part of this online gallery on Instagram


Select Features and Publication (Media)

Featured artist on LOOKVINE.COM, a popular site and social media network for fashion and art.

As part of an article on how artists on instagram view fashion.

@_ReemTV: "Get Serious TV" - EP. 25 "SOUL SEARCHING"

Featured Artist at The Delancey's live painting event.

(In this Episode we were all over NYC!!!!!

First at The Still Speaking "Native Tounges" ART EVENT, We spoke to various artist about why the Native Tounges Movement was so important.)

Aired: Saturday June 10, 2017


New York Lifestyles Magazine

May Issue

Featured Article in NY Section

"My NY Story"


Featured Artist on "Blank Canvas"

Facebook "Live" Channel Little Things.

April 2, 2017

12 pm


The Village Voice

Featured Artwork for AntiLemonade Event

March 30th