visual arts program

2019 Hallie Ford Fellow

Sharita Towne


"Black Life, Black Spatial Imaginaries: Glimpses Across Time and Space, A Visual Bibliography (detail)," 2018–2019. Mixed process print. Research and concept with Lisa K. Bates. Printed with Watershed Center for Fine Art Publishing and Research. Photo: Mario Gallucci

Sharita Towne is a transdisciplinary artist born and raised on the West Coast of the U.S. along I-5—from Salem to Tacoma and down to Sacramento.

She creates interdisciplinary community art projects that engage local and global Black geographies, histories and possibilities. She has received awards and support from Art Matters, Open Signal, and Creative Capital. Towne holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley in Interdisciplinary Studies & Art, and a Master of Fine Arts from Portland State University in Contemporary Art Practices. Exhibitions include You in Mind, Converge 45, and the Portland2019 Biennial, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, in Portland, Oregon; Out of Sight, King St. Station, Seattle, Washington; Brooklyn Museum, New York, New York.



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