Daniel Sharp

Biographical summary: Born in Lacombe, Alberta in 1955. Studied painting and design at York University in Toronto, B.F.A. 1979. Graduate studies in art history and Canadian studies in the Masters programme at Carleton University, Ottawa. Manager of Artspace artist-run gallery in Peterborough, Ontario from 1980 to 1982. Artistic Director of Gallery 101 in Ottawa from 1989 to 1991. Occasional independent art curator and writer. Presently working as curator and collections manager in the fine art collection at Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Ongoing practice of drawing and painting. Father of two children. Lives in Ottawa, Canada.

Exhibition summary: Local and regional exhibitions in solo and group shows. Paintings have been exhibited in Toronto; Oakville; Peterborough; St. Catharines; St. John’s, Newfoundland. In Ottawa, solo and group exhibitions over twenty years have included, SAW Gallery, Gallery 101, Ottawa School of Art, Carl Davis Gallery, CUBE  Gallery, Collected Works Bookstore, West End Studio Tours, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa City Hall, and independent artist exhibitions. Studio at the EBA building since 2005.

Rhetorical summary: My paintings are works made to contain individual, provisional and contingent sensibilities. I continue to work to explore the notion that painting is a site for experience. Everything is about fear, desire and love. Painting is taking care, and paying attention.

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