Sharon Gold, a native New Yorker, gained critical attention in the seventies and eighties for her reductive, abstract and conceptual pieces. Her subsequent works de-emphasized the object-ness by means of metaphoric and metonymic devices, which help transform “shapes” into frameworks contextualizing narrative content, questioning the means and the meaning of representation.

Gold attended Hunter College, Columbia University and graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in painting. She has had numerous solo exhibitions both in the U.S. and abroad. Her bibliography includes essays and reviews by Arthur Danto, Donald Kuspit, Ken Johnson and Stephen Westfall, to name a few. Gold has written for Re-View Magazine, M/E/A/N/I/N/G/S, and Artforum.

Gold has a long history in New York among artists, dealers, curators, collectors and critics. Gold has exhibited her work at P.S. 1, DIA Art Foundation, Carnegie-Mellon University, Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, Princeton University Art Museum. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and is currently Associate Professor of Painting and Critical Studies at Syracuse University and has lectured, performed and taught at institutions across the country.