Sharon O'Callaghan Shero

: Photographer | Photomontage

Artist Overview

Narratives have always been my compass whenever I create a portfolio.

I begin with a “germ” of a concept and since I prefer not to storybook the work, the series often evolves into an unexpected conclusion, with plot and image twists, turns, and the occasional “aha!” moment along the way.

As an artist, it seems I am influenced by every artist I come upon; I am, however, particularly indebted to Francis Bacon, Joseph Cornell, and Elliott Hundley. And since my work is suffused in narratives, I must recognize the Brothers Grimm, Lewis Carroll, the folk customs of rural Louisiana, and my mother, Louise O’Callaghan, who early-on captivated my imagination with her Irish tales.

Artist Bio & Experience

Sharon O’Callaghan Shero is a photography / photomontage artist. Perhaps it is in spite of growing up in the blue-collar, south side neighborhoods of Chicago, that the artist is draw to subjects that are pastoral and fantastical. Although seemingly gentle topics, the city’s crusty influence simmers beneath the first-glance, skewing approach and final outcome.

Shero’s work has been exhibited in many solo and group shows throughout Texas. Beyond the Lone Star state her work has been featured in various shows in Louisiana, Maine; Washington, and Vermont. Many of her works are in private collections located throughout the United States and Europe.

The artist graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelors of Science degree in Architecture, and holds a Minor in Psychology from the University of Illinois. Today she resides in Dallas, Texas.

See my list of exhibitions here: Experience

Artistic Services I can provide

Photography, website design, graphic design, writing

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