Sharon Falk is a New York based artist whose expressive paintings evoke the gesture of a moment in time, and the power of that moment to expand, timeless in memory. Her images are those of the natural world: wild creatures and landforms painted with a sense of motion that radiates the space around them. Light glowing from within and around the forms erases boundaries, creating an energy and aura that transcend time.

From an early age, she had a desire to experience the world from many different regions and cultures; and has traveled in Egypt, Greece, Peru, Italy, Mexico, and the caves of the south of France filling sketchbooks with images inspired by the art of those civilizations. She is intrigued by the effects of time layering over the ancient frescoes, with artifacts made and covered over and found again; and her work seeks to express the energy and power existing in all things.

Growing up in Arizona, and living in New Orleans and Los Angeles for several years before moving to New York, she was surrounded by a rich sense of light and color and the space of wide western lands. Falk also worked as a courtroom sketch artist for CBS News covering historic court proceedings for broadcast; and having to travel on short notice to be at a trial, and drawing every day reinforced her instinct to capture a figure quickly while it was in motion. With her interest in history and its fragments of the past, she seeks to portray the potential in each of us: the divine side of us running parallel with fleeting time. We are each on a journey of discovery, ultimately alone, that expands in our perceptions and shared knowledge.

Falk studied painting at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, from which she received her BFA and had her first solo exhibition. She came to New York and earned her MFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts, and was honored with the Paula Rhodes Award. Recent exhibitions at the Arts Alliance of Haverstraw, Pomona Cultural Center, Garnerville Arts, and the Class of 1929 Art Gallery at West Point have brought her paintings to a wider audience in Rockland County and beyond. Falk has taught painting and drawing at Pace University, Bergen Community College and Westchester Community College; and has been the recipient of artist residencies in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Woodstock, New York; and Gatlinburg Tennessee. Her paintings are in numerous collections.

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