Short Bio 
American artist (African American/Cape Verdean descent).  Born in Sacramento, CA; lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.  Ms. Barnes h
as exhibited her work in major cities of the United States and in the Republic of Panama.

Education  2002 B.A. Communications (emphasis in video and film), California State University at Los Angeles
1998-2001 Studies, Otis College of Art & Design

Museum Group Shows

2015     "Hard Edged: Geometrical Abstraction and Beyond", California African American Museum, Los Angeles, curator Mar Hollingsworth
2005     "Pathways": A Survey of African American Artists in Los Angeles 1966-1989, California African American Museum/Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, curators Mark Steven Greenfield and Dale Brockman Davis;  Two Person Artist Talk: Dr. Samella Lewis and Sharon Louise Barnes

Summary of Exhibitions
2017     Aqua Art Miami, Gallery 38, Miami, FL
2017      Group Show, CK Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA
     Three Artists,
South Bay Contemporary Gallery SoLA, Los Angeles, CA
2017     "25 Years Later:  Race, Riots and Reform", Gallery38, Los Angeles, CA
2017     DTLA, Art Share at Angel City Brewery, Los Angeles, CA
2016     "Brand 44 Works On Paper," Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale, CA, juror Laddie John Dill
2015.   "50 Years and I Still Can't Breathe", Noah Purifoy Gallery, Watts Towers Art Center, Los Angeles, CA
2014     A "Woman House" or a Roaming House?, A Room of One's Own Today, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curator Mira Schor
2013     "Wired", Studio Five08 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2012     Celebrity Art Series I, LMNT Gallery, Miami, FL (during Art Miami Week)
2012     Group Show, Avenue 50 Studio, Highland Park, CA
2012     BAILA Con Duende, Watts Towers Art Center, Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Dept, Los Angeles, CA
2011     45 Show, Twenty Miles East Gallery, Pomona, CA
2010     Tribute to Thelonius Monk, William Grant Still Art Center, Los Angeles, CA
2010     Ten + One, Cecil Fergerson Gallery, WLCAC, Los Angeles, CA
2008     626 Gallery, Los Angeles Downtown Arts District, Los Angeles, CA
2008     Solo Show, New Orleans, Kerckhoff Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
2004     Eye Speak, Tom Bradley International Terminal, Los Angeles International Airport (multi-artist mural),
curated by Jane Castillo and Joseph Beckles
2003     Visual Expressions, Savacou Gallery and Fire Station Patrol Gallery, New York, NY
2002     Solo Show,  Figuratively Speaking, The Metro Gallery, Pasadena, CA
2002     Bridges III: Three Women Artists, William Grant Still Art Center, Los Angeles City Cultural Affairs Department
2001     Ga Ga for LA LA, I-5 Gallery at the Brewery, Los Angeles, CA, juried, Elsa Longhauser, Dir., Santa Monica Museum 
2001     Solo Show, Kellogg Center West, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
2000     "Altares", The Arco Chato, Convento de Santo Domingo, Panama Biennale, a collaborative installation with Tosha Graham, Torkwase Dyson, Imna Arroyo, Panama City, Panama
2000     Solo Show,  Form and Substance, Backstreet Gallery, West Los Angeles, CA
2000     A Few Things To Say, Women’s Exhibition, The Design Group, Long Beach, CA


2017    Black and Basel, Sugarcane Magazine, December 2017
2017    Rough Beauty, Sharon Louise Barnes,
ISBN-13: 978-1973841005
2015     Life in LA, Art in LA: Recommended for August 2015, Anise Stevens
2014     Les Femmes Folles, Women In Art, , Sally Deskins, University of Nebraska-Omaha

2013    Catalogue, The Stories We Tell, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY (ISBN 978-0-9831702-6-6)
2009     Catalogue, Pathways: African American Artists in Los Angeles, A Survey Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
2006     Celebrate 2006, Cultural Guide, Dept. of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles

2001     International Review of African American Art, Hampton Museum, Sept. 2001
2000     International Review of African American Art, Hampton Museum, Feb. 2000