Sharon Haggins Dunn
Sharon Haggins Dunn is a Mixed Media Artist/Educator and Professor Emeritus, Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She received a Masters of Science Degree, Department of Architecture-Environmental Art and Design, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA and a BFA in Painting from Boston University.
Sharon Dunn creates site-specific interdisciplinary environments, exploring photography, drawing, painting, digital imagery and virtual immersive space. Previous travel to West Africa and Cuba continues to inform current studio investigations and new research. Exploring the concept of ‘sacred’ space, while referencing unknown ancestors, lost histories, forgotten narratives and rituals of passage, installation projects and drawings are developed as temporary site-specific installations or virtual landscapes and mixed media environments.
Sharon Dunn is a recent recipient of the 2021 Tanne Foundation Award. Current work is informed by earlier ancestral imagery explored in the her “Black Woman” mural completed in 1979. The earlier mural has been recently featured in the following national/international venues.
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA.
Exhibition entitled; Visionary New England,
The exhibit traces the utopian, mystical and spiritual impulses in the region, from the 1800s to the present. Samuael Adams, Curator. .
Soul of a Nation, Art in the Time of Black Power
Exhibition at the Broad Museum. Los Angeles, California, 2019
London, United Kingdom
2018 Soul of a Nation, Art in the Time of Black Power,
1979 Mural featured in London Exhibition, at the Tate Museum
Washington, DC., 2005-2006
Black Woman “Maternity”; Walls of Heritage, Walls of Pride:
An Exhibit About African American Murals, Smithsonian Anacostia Museum Washington,
D.C.Touring Exhibit; African American Museum of Philadelphia and Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI. 2006
Mural, Published in African American Women Artists Anthology,
Oxford University Press. Wall Mural, Black Women, Boston, MA
Also Featured in Towards a People’s Art, Crockcroft, 1980.