Shari Mendelson

Greetings and Offerings
June 11, 2022   -   July 24, 2022

My influences include ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern votive figures, tomb models, animal sculptures, vessels, and hybrid animal/vessel sculptures. I love these works for their visual beauty, for their visceral connection to the past, and for their timeless themes that depict a common humanity across cultures. Through these pieces, I learn about the history, customs, and religious practices of the past. I learn about materials and techniques and about early forms of individual craft and “mass” production. —Shari Mendelson

Shari Mendelson is the recipient of a John Simon Memorial Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 2017; four New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, 1987, 1997, 2011, 2017; and a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, 1989. She has participated in residencies including Yaddo, 2018, 1990; The MacDowell Colony, 2018; the Bau Institute/Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France, 2014; UrbanGlass, 2014; Corning Museum of Glass, 2015; and The Toledo Museum of Art GAPP residency, 2017. She has had solo exhibitions at UrbanGlass, Pierogi, Black + Herron Space, and Todd Merrill Studio; NYC, and John Davis Gallery; Hudson, NY. Her work is in the permanent collection of The RISD Museum, Providence, RI, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, The Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, Australia. Mendelson’s work has been featured in publications including in The New York Times, Hyperallergic, Modern Magazine, Ceramics Now, Glass Quarterly, and NY Arts. Mendelson is represented by Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NY.