Biography

Michael Sharp is an English born, New York based creative. His work straddles the worlds of art direction and fine art.

Throughout his 15 year career he has moved from graphic design to art direction and fine art. Working with agencies both large and small in London, Amsterdam, Sydney and New York.

His is a founding member of the Lazy Susan Gallery, New York and founder of the non profit arts organization Wasted Spaces.

He currently lectures at The Shillington School of Graphic Design.

Selected Exhibitions

09.29.2016 - The Assumption
Group Show
Lazy Susan Gallery, 191 Henry St, New York

04.17.2016 - Apartment 5a
Solo Show
Lazy Susan Gallery, 191 Henry St, New York

02.19.2016 - Being Liked
Group Show
Holyrad, 35 Meadow St, Brooklyn

09.23.2015 - People’s Choice Award
Group Show
Con Artist gallery, 119 Ludlow St, New York

10.30.2013 - The Thread
Solo Show
Con Artist gallery, 119 Ludlow St, New York

09.08.2012 - The Assumption of Bozo
Site specific installation
26-15 Jackson Ave. Long Island City, Queens

08.22.2012 - Manual Feed
Group Show
Con Artist gallery, 119 Ludlow St, New York

08.01.2012  - Lost Mirrors
Solo Show
Con Artist gallery, 119 Ludlow St, New York 

07.27.2012 - Lost Mirrors
Solo Show
China Heights Gallery, Foster St, Sydney

06.27.2012 - Wunderkammer I and II
Site specific installation
Wasted Spaces , Williamsburg, Brooklyn

06.07.2012 - Salone Des Artes
Group Show
Work in Progress, 34 Vandam St, New York

Curatorial projects

2006 - Present - China Lazy Susan Gallery
Co-founder and Curator
191 Henry Street, New York

12.15.2013 - Ongoing - Apartment 5a
Curator
Apartment 5a, East Village, New York

Installation happenings in a East Village apartment.

03.24.2015 - Disposable
Curator
Con Artist gallery, 119 Ludlow St, New York

For “Disposable”, curator Michael Sharp wanted to see what would happen when you give an artist a camera with only one chance to take a single photo of anything. 

01.21.2015 - Don’t Shoot
Curator
Con Artist gallery, 119 Ludlow St, New York 

An exhibition organized in an attempt to deal with the recent events in Ferguson and the wider problems caused by massive inequality at an unprecedented level.

2002 - Present - Wasted Spaces
Co-founder and Director

Residencies

09.21.2013 - Residencias Artísticas por Intercambio
Mexico City, MX