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Sharon Switzer

Sharon Switzer

b. 1966, Canada

Short Bio

As an artist Sharon has exhibited her media art in Canada and the U.S. since the early 1990’s. She is actively involved in the Toronto arts community, presently serving as President of Gallery TPW’s Board of Directors. Her video work recently traveled to museums across Canada as part of ‘18 Illuminations,’ and a catalogue of her work was produced by the McMaster Museum of Art. Sharon has an MFA from the University of Western Ontario, is a Graduate of the CFC Media Lab at the Canadian Film Centre, and is represented by The Corkin Gallery in Toronto. She is also the Executive Director of the not-for-profit curatorial organization Art for Commuters.



  • Canadian Film Centre, Habitat Interactive Art and Entertainment Program, Toronto, Canada 2005-2006
  • MFA, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada 1995-1997
  • BFA, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA 1985-1990


Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • Falling from Grace, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 2007
  • Video Works, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 2006
  • Falling from Grace, Corkin Shopland Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2006
  • Fortunate, AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada 2004
  • Shadow Play, Artcite, Windsor, Ontario, Canada 2003
  • Shadow Play, TRUCK Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada 2002
  • Fortunate (part of TRIP), Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2002
  • Shadow Play, The Koffler Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2001
  • Child's Play, The Koffler Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2001
  • Time-out, Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2001

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • PAVED PARADISE: L’ART VILLAGE, Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2007
  • Oh, You Beautiful Doll Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, USa 2006
  • 18 Illuminations: Contemporary Art and Light, touring exhibition: Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Winnipeg Art Gallery, St Mary’s University Art Gallery in Halifax, the University of Waterloo Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Peterborough, and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa. 2005/07
  • Shhhh!, ArtLab Gallery, UWO, London, Ontario, Canada 2004
  • First Person, curated by Kim Simon, Mercer Union, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2003

Sharon Switzer

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Selected Press/Scholarship/Publications

  • Sykes, Claire L., “Mining for Gold”, AFTERIMAGE, 34.6, 2007, p. 20-21
  • McMaster Museum of Art, Catalogue: Sharon Switzer: Falling from Grace, Nov. 2006
  • Fullerton, Kim, “If your heart is in your dreams,” Xtra!, No424, Jan. 25, 2004
  • Andreae, Janice, “Playing with Shadows,” MIX, Vol28, Num1, Summer 02
  • Dault, G. M., “Sue Lloyd and Sharon Switzer…”, Globe & Mail, May 11, 2002
  • Dault, G. M., “Sharon Switzer: Shadow Play”, D’ART Magazine, July 2001
  • Gauthier, Bernard, “Sharon Switzer”, (interview/story), Bravo! News, May 2001
  • Fast Forward, Canadian Art, Vol 16, Num 3, Fall 1999
  • Hume Christopher, “Photos make Contact,” The Toronto Star, April 29, 1999