Sharon Core is an American artist and photographer whose work uses art-historical conventions of landscape, portraiture, and still life to explore questions of collective memory and the nature of authenticity and authorship.
Since 1998, her work has been exhibited in the United States and abroad, including George Eastman House, Rochester; Grand Palais, Paris; Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena; Gallery Hyundai, Seoul; White Columns, New York; James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe; and the Hermes Foundation Gallery, New York. Her work appears in major public collections such as The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Guggenheim, New York, Bilbao; The Zabludowicz Collection, London; the Yale University Art Gallery; the Princeton University Museum of Art; the Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe; the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth; the MoCA Shanghai; the West Collection, Philadelphia; and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.
Ms. Core holds a BFA in painting from the University of Georgia and an MFA in photography from Yale University School Art. She is the recipient of numerous awards and commissions including Views of Lafite annual photography commission of the Domaines Barons de Rothschild, Chateau Lafite Rothschild; a Shifting Foundation Fellowship; a Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant; and the George Sakier Memorial Prize for Excellence in Photography at the Yale School of Art.
Sharon currently lives and works in Esopus, New York.