Born SEP 21 in Racine, WI

Lived + worked in New York City 1967- 2007

Lived + worked in Kenosha WI 2007 - 2020

Died NOV 21 in Kenosha, WI


EDUCATION

1967 MFA The University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

1966 MS The University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

1962 BS The University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

1958 Graduate of Mary Bradford High School, Kenosha, WI


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021 Shari Urquhart - Musn’t Touch: A  Textile Retrospective. Exhibition in two venues: The Portrait Society Gallery of Contemporary Art and The Warehouse Gallery, Milwaukee, WI APR 30 - JUN 30


2005 The Fuzzy Museum, Cheryl Pelavin Gallery, New York, N NOV 16 - DEC 23


1999 Narrative Threads, South West Center for Contemporary Crafts, San Antonio, TX

JAN 14 - MAR 13


1994 Zone One Contemporary, Asheville, NC

1994 The Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University C.W. Post Campus, Brookville, NY

DEC 3 - JAN 28 *


1993 The Hand Workshop, Virginia Center for the Craft Arts, Richmond, VA 

1993 Rockville Art Place, Rockville, MD  AUG 27 - OCT 8 *

1993 Narrative Tapestries, Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY DEC 10 - JAN 7 *


1984 The Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO FEB 24 - MAR 18 *


1983 Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY *


1981 Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY JUN 2 - JUL 1 *


1979 Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago, IL *


1976 Madison Art Center, Madison WI *


1970 Madison Art Center, Madison WI

1970 University of Wisconsin, Janesville WI

1970 Main Gallery, Wisconsin Union, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI


1968 University of Illinois, Macomb, IL


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013 Interweave, Cazenovia College Art Gallery, Cazenovia, NY NOV 7 - DEC 4


2012 Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


2008 New York Design Room, Brooklyn, NY


2006 War is Over, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY JAN 21 - MAR 6


2005 Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


2004 Warm Worlds & Otherwise, Krasdale Corp., White Plains, NY MAY

2004 Holiday Exhibition, Owings-Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM DEC


2002 Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


2001 21st Suffragettes, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2001 New Work by Gallery Artists, Germaine Keller Gallery, Garrison, NY


2000 Needle & Thread, Wendy Cooper Gallery, Madison, WI

2000 Group Exhibition, Margaret Bodell Gallery, New York, NY

2000 Making Faces, Holland Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


1999 Take a Notion, curated by Margaret Bodell (Margaret Bodell Gallery, Ltd.)

alternative space for textile arts at D.L.Cerney, New York, NY JUL

1999 She, Holland Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


1998 Holland Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


1997 Parker, Pepper, Urquhart, Fred Valentine, Chi Meat, Brooklyn, NY

1997 Contemporary Fiber, Mary Session Porter Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA


1995 Project Exhibit, Meyerhoff Gallery, The Maryland Art Institute, Baltimore, MD

1995 Thread Bare: Revealing Content in Contemporary Fiber, Southeastern Center for

Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

1995 The Domestic Landscape, Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY APR 12 - MAY 19


1994 Bad Girls! (Part II), The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

MAR 5 - APR 10 *

1994 Judy Angus & Shari Urquhart, Zone One Contemporary, Asheville, NC JUN 10 - AUG 6 *


1993 Year of the Crafts: Moonelis & Urquhart, Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University

C.W. Post Campus, Brookville, NY DEC 3 - JAN 28 *


1991 New Ends, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY *


1990 Fabrication/Revelation, Gray Art Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

JAN 16 - FEB 15 *


1989 Fabrication/Revelation, Gallery of Art, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

NOV 13 - DEC 16


1987 Private Expressions, Stamford Museum of Art & Nature, Stamford, CT *


1985 Cityscapes, Countryscapes: Redefined, Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY

DEC 7 - 28 *

1985 This Way, That Way, Thorpe Intermediary, Sparkhill, NY *


1984 Rockefeller Visiting Artist’s Exhibition, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC

1984 Art & Ego, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY *

1984 Landscapes, Frumkin & Struve Gallery, Chicago, IL

1984 Through the Looking Glass: Reflected Images in Contemporary Art, Hecksche Museum,

Huntington, NY

1984 Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY


1983 Intoxication, Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY *


1981 Threads, The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH *

1981 Invitational: New in New York, Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY *


1980 Decorative Fabricators, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA *


1979 Fiber Structures & Fabric Surfaces: An Exhibition of Works by National & International

Contemporary Artists using Fiber, Herron Gallery of Art, Indianapolis, IN


1978 “Bad” Painting, The New Museum, New York, NY JAN 14 - FEB 28 *

1978 Six Contemporary Artists, List Art Center, Kirkland College, Clinton, NY

1978 Invitational, A.I.R. Gallery, selected by Pat Lasch, New York, NY

1978 Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY


1977 14 Women Artists, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

1977 Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY


1976 A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

1976 Bicentennial Group Exhibition, Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY

1976 Madison Art Center, Madison, WI


1975 University of Richmond Fine Art Center, Richmond, VA

1975 Pyramid Gallery, Washington D.C.

1975 Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY


1974 Twentieth Century Gallery, Williamsburg, VA

1974 New Talent, Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY


1972 Southeastern Biennial,: Fourteen Women Artists, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA


* Denotes publications + reviews


VISITING ARTIST + LECTURES

1995 Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC (artist in residence)

1990 East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

1984 Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC

1982 School 33, Baltimore, MD

1981 School 33, Baltimore, MD

1979 The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1976 The University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI


GRANTS + AWARDS

1999 New York Foundation for the Arts, fellowship, New York, NY

1993 The Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Fellowship in Crafts, Baltimore, MD


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1982 - 2006 

Art Program, St. Francis Residence, New York, NY


1988

Summer Session, The San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA


1984

Painting & Printmaking Department, The University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI


1979

Department of Fine Arts, Ohio University, Athens, OH


1978 - 1982 

Rikers Island Correctional Center, Find Art Workshop, New York, NY


1972 - 1974 

Department of Painting & Printmaking, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA


1971 - 1972

Department of Painting, The University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI


1967 - 1969

Milton College, Milton, WI


1962 - 1964 

William Horlick High School, Racine, WI


FUNDRAISER + PANELIST

1983 New York State Council of the Arts, Visual Arts Division, panelist, New York, NY

1979 - 1982 Coordinator & Fundraiser of Find Art Workshops, New York, NY


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2021 Balistreri, Rose, "The Remarkable Art of Shari Urquhart." Urban Milwaukee, digital publication, illustrated MAY 14, WI

https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2021/05/14/visual-art-the-remarkable-art-of-shari-urquhart/


2021 Pepper, Jen, “Shari Urquhart: Selections from The Fuzzy Museum and Other Warm Worlds,” Art Spiel digital art publication, illustrated MAR 8, New York, NY

https://artspiel.org/shari-urquhart-selections-from-the-fuzzy-museum-and-other-warm-worlds/#more-9217


2020 Fritsch, John & Jen Pepper, “Grim Atmosphere of Loss: Shari Urquhart and Others,"

Two Coats of Paint, digital art publication, illustrated, New York, NY DEC 31

https://www.twocoatsofpaint.com/2020/12/2020s-grim-atmosphere-of-loss.html


2020 The New York Times Obituaries, NY, Urquhart-Shari, SUN DEC 6


2019 Phillips, Lisa & Johanna Burton, “Out of Bounds: The Collected Writings of Marcia Tucker,” Getty Research Institute, CA, ISBN 1606065963, illustrated


2013 Lucie-Smith, Edward, “The Decline and Fall of the Avant-Garde: Essays on Contemporary Art” CV Publications and Print NOV 13 2013, ASIN:B010BCEEGW includes Michael Fressola’s essay “A Tangled Web Indeed,” Staten Island Sunday Advance, NY APR 2 1991


2012 Miller, M.H., “From the Archives: Revisiting the 1978 ‘Bad Painting’ Exhibition at The

New Museum,” illustrated JUL 27 at https://observer.com/2012/07/revisiting-the-1978-bad-painting-exhibition-at-the-new-museum/ including Michael Fressola’s essay “A Tangled Web Indeed,” Staten Island Sunday Advance, Staten Island, NY, APR 2, 1990


2002 Oxford, Amy, “Punch Needle Rug Hooking: Techniques and Designs,” Schiffer Books,

Atglen, PA, illustrated ISBN 13: 9780764316890


1997 Chiapella, Julia, "Womens' work; Wonderful fiber exhibit at the Sesnon," Spotlight

Sentinel, Santa Cruz, CA, MAR 21


1995 Fleming, Jeff, curator, “Thread Bare: Revealing Content in Contemporary Fiber,” catalogue essay


1994 Canning, Sue, “Bad Girls, Part II,” Art Papers, Vol. 18, Number 4, JUL-AUG


1993 Harrison, Helen, “Judy Moonelis, Sculptor & Shari Urquhart, Fiber,” The New York

Times, NY SUN DEC 26


1993 Lukac̆, Jenni, “Shari Urquhart: The Hand Workshop,” Art Papers, Atlanta, GA NOV DEC Vol. 17, p.62, illustrated


1993 Roberts-Pullen, Paulette, "The Medium is the Message: Monuments to the Middle Class

cover the Hand Workshop's Walls,” The Richmond Magazine, VA SEP, illustrated


1993 Perl, Robin, “Shari Urquhart Solo Exhibition,” Hand Workshop, Richmond, VA AUG 27 - OCT 8, catalogue essay


1993 Nadleman, Cynthia, “Shari Urquhart’s Shaggy Rug Stories,” The Hillwood Art Museum,

Long Island University C.W. Post Campus, curated by Judy Collischan, exhibition catalogue, illustrated ISBN 933699-31-x


1991 Scheinman, “New Ends, The Medium as Message,” Fiber Arts Magazine, NOV, illustrated p.65


1991 Fressola, Michael, "A tangled web indeed: Textile artists' new approaches can deceive the eye," Staten Island Sunday Advance, NY APR 2 1991


1991 Freudenheim, Betty, "Illusions and Allusions Fill a Show of Fiber Art," The New York

Times, NY MAY 19


1990 Perrault, John, “Fiber: Fabrication/Revelation” Lee Fergusson & Anna Bonshek, New Art Examiner, Chicago, IL exhibition catalogue, FEB


1990 Fergusson, Lee,”Fiber" Fabrication/Revelation," New Art Examiner, Chicago, IL FEB p. 54 & 55, illustrated


1990 Fressola, Michael, “A Tangled Web Indeed,” Staten Island Sunday Advance, Staten Island, NY, APR 2, 1990


1989 Paulk, Ann, "UNI Gallery serves a feast for the eyes," Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, IA, DEC 2


1989 Nusbaum, Eliot, "Fiber and imagery in Cedar Falls show," Des Moines Sunday Register, IA    DEC 3


1987 Raynor, Vivien, “Expressions in Stamford,” The New York Times - Connecticut, JUN 28


1987 Eliasoph, Philip, “Fear & Loathing in the Neo-Expressionist World,” The Advocate,

Greenwich Times, CT, MAY 24


1985 Lucie-Smith, Edward, “American Art Now,” Phaidon Press Limited.; New York, NY, ISBN: 10: 068805884, illustrated, p. 70-72


1985 Weinrib, David, “This Way / This Way,” Thorpe Intermediary, Sparkhill, NY, illustrated


1985 Raynor, Vivien, “Two Shows Emerge With Little in Common,” The New York Times, NY NOV 10, illustrated, p.32


1984 Klein, Ellen Lee, “Reviews,” Arts Magazine, New York, NY, illustrated. p.24


1983 Glueck, Grace, “Art: One Man’s Biennial Assembles 102 Artists,” The New York Times, NY APR 15


1983 Brenson, Michael, “Art: ‘Auspicious Spirits’ of Korea, The New York Times, NY DEC 23


1983 Wolff, Millie, “Gallery’s Collection is Interesting and Diverse,” Palm Beach Daily News, FL

DEC 29, p. 7


1983 Glueck, Grace "Art: One Man's Biennial Assembles 102 Artists," The New York Times, NY APR 15


1982 Tucker, Marcia, “An Iconography of Recent Figurative Painting; Sex, Death, Violence, and the Apocalypse,” Art Forum, Summer, New York, NY illustrated p. 74


1981 Russell, John, “Art Invitational: New in New York,” The New York Times, NY JUL 17


1980 Chenoweth, Ann, curator “Decorative Fabricators,” exhibition JUN 16 - JUL 6, 1980, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Richmond, VA, catalogue essay, illustrated


1980 Frueh, Joanna, “Chicago, Shari Urquhart at Nancy Lurie,” Art in America, New York, NY MAR p.125


1979 Willis-Sowards, Elizabeth, “Fiber & Fabric Medium, Stunning at Herron,” Indiana Arts Insight, Volume 1 Number 7, NOV, illustrated


1979 Perlberg, Deborah, “Bad Painting, The New Museum” Art Forum, New York, NY APR, illustrated, p. 68


1979 Haydon, Harold, "Artists weave magic spell through fiber figures," Chicago Sun-Times, IL    DEC 14. p. 107


1978 Tucker, Marcia, edited by Tim Yohn, “Bad” Painting, The New Museum exhibition catalogue, New York, NY illustrated, print p. 30 + p. 37 and digital at https:// archive.newmuseum.org/exhibitions/5


1978 Perreault, John, “'Bad' is Good,” The Soho Weekly News, New York, NY, JAN 26 p.25


1978 Russell, John, “Critics Notebook: The Art of Finding a Met President,” The New York Times, NY, JAN 16


1977 Supplee Smith, Margaret, “Visiting Artist Program, Wake Forest University,” catalogue essay, Winston Salem, NC, illustrated


1976 Bruning Levine, Nancy, “Hardcore Crafts,” Ballantine Books, New York, NY, illustrated

ISBN-10 : 034524997


1974 Cossitt, F.D., "20th Century: Vanguard Haven," Richmond Times-Dispatch, VA JUN 2, p.H-4


1972 Proctor, Roy, "'Found Objects' Turned Timeless Images," Richmond Times-Dispatch, illustrated, nd


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI

The Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

The Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

The Lannan Foundation, Palm Beach, FL

The Nasher Gallery, Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC (pastel drawings

donated by Hanford Yang, NY)


PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Allan Stone, New York, NY

Allan Frumkin, New York, NY

Cheryl Plavin, New York, NY

Monique Knowlton, New York, NY

Arthur & Carol Goldberg, New York, NY

Hanford Yang, New York, NY

Camille Benedict, New York, NY

Jonathan Contract, New York, NY

John Fritsch, Madison, WI

James Renshaw, Chicago, IL

Nan Laitman, New York, NY

Jayne Weller Rench, Mequan, WI

Judith Vaughn, Kenosha, WI

Ellen Ferwerda, Kenosha, WI

Jane Couch, Franklin, NY

Soo-Young Lee, Brooklyn, NY

Janet & Steve Kreis, Brooklyn, NY

Pat Lasch / Melinda Photis, New York, NY

Helen Oji, New York, NY

Lizbeth Mitty & Robert Gumenick, New York, NY

Jen Pepper, Eaton, NY

among others