1. EDUCATION
    MFA ,School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1983-85
    BFA, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 1976-79
    RN, Montreal General Hospital School of Nursing, Canada, 1966-69

    EXHIBITIONS
    2015
    STEEL and BONES: sculptures by Sarah Barnhart Fields and Sharon
    Gilmore, South Shore Arts, Muenster, IN.

    2014
    ART COMPETITION, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago
    MISSA GAIA, Unitarian Church, Evanston, IL
    INVOKING the ABSENCE, Chicago Sculpture International 2014 Biennial
    Elks Memorial, Chicago
    WATER: A UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHT, Chicago Women's Caucus for
    Art, Robert Morris State Street Gallery, Chicago

    2013
    CHICAGO SCULPTURE INTERNATIONAL, Bridgeport Art Center.
    Chicago
    OUTSIDER OUTSIDE ART FAIR, Harvey Pranian Art and Antiques
    Harbert, Michigan
    COPY.RIGHT? Art of Appropriation, 33Contemporary Gallery, Chicago
    SPIRITUS, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago
    BODY and BRAIN, WomanMade Gallery, Chicago

    2012
    CHICAGO'S TWELVE, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago
    CHICAGO'S TWELVE, Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago
    EXPLORATIONS, Highland Park Art Center, IL
    4th ANNUAL GREEN ARTS SHOW, Noyes Art Center, Evanston
    3rd PLACE JUROR'S AWARD
    6 TO THE THIRD, CSI, Art Chicago 2012, Navy Pier, Chicago
    SOFA, Harvey Pranian Arts and Antiques, Navy Pier, Chicago
    ANXIOUS OBJECT: Masterpiece or Junk?, Bridgeport Art Center,
    Chicago

    2011
    6/3, Chicago Sculpture International, ART CHICAGO, Merchandise Mart,
    6/3, Framing Mode Gallery, Chicago, IL
    NAKED JULY: Art Stripped Down, National Pastime Theatre, Chicago
    EVANSTON GREEN SHOWCASE, Noyes Art Center, Evanston, IL

    2010
    MIGRATION, Douglas Park Cultural Center, Chicago
    FORM and FLORA, Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago
    SONG, Envision Gallery, Chicago
    SHARON GILMORE and DONNA HAPAC, Lubeznik Center for the Arts,
    Michigan City, In
    AVIARY SHOW, Brushwood Gallery, Friends of Ryerson Woods, Deerfield,
    CAC Chicago Art Open, River East Art Center, Chicago

    2009
    LOST and FOUND, Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL
    CHECKLIST for an EXODUS, solo exhibit, ARC Gallery, Chicago CROSSED BORDERS/CROSSED CULTURES, Veeck Gallery, Chicago

    2008
    ROCKFORD MIDWESTERN EXHIBITION, Rockford Art Museum, IL,
    CSI BIENNALE (Chicago Sculpture International), FLATFILE Gallery,
    Chicago
    11th INTERNATIONAL OPEN, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago

    2007
    PEACE: A Visual Essay, Veeck Gallery, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago
    PEACE TOWER, Mark di Suvero Project, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago

    2006
    IS IT A BIRD? IS IT A PLANE? Elastic Arts, Chicago
    CHICAGO ART OPEN, Zhou Bros Art Center, Chicago

    2005
    ENDANGERED LIVES, solo exhibit, Illini Union Art Lounge, UIC, Chicago

    1995
    JOURNEYS TO THE SOUL, solo exhibit, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago,

    1994
    AROUND THE COYOTE, Sykes Gallery, Chicago,
    IMMATERIAL OBJECTS, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago,
    BERET'S WORST ART SHOW, Beret's International Gallery, Chicago

    1993
    ABSTRACT WOMEN, Beret International Gallery, Chicago
    INSIDE THE FORM, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago

    1992
    REFLECTIVE SPACES, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago
    DAVENPORT MUSEUM of ART SHOWCASE, Davenport, Iowa

    1991
    OBJECT, IDEA, EVIDENCE, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago
    AMALGAMATIONS, Gallery 11, Chicago
    SHOW 4, Gallery 1633, Chicago


    REVIEWS/ CATALOGUES
    Gomez, Sergio, "CHICAGO'S TWELVE, 12 ARTISTS MOBILIZING THE EARTH", Catalogue , Zhou B Art Center, April 20 to June 9, 2012

    Tycko, Sasha, "NATURAL SELECTION: CHICAGO'S TWELVE EXHIBITS", Chicago Weekly, University of Chicago, April 25, 2012

    SUSTAINABLE ART AT ZHOU B ART CENTER", Chicago Weekly Online University of Chicago, April 25, 2012

    Berkowitz, Karen, "TRASH IS TREASURE FOR EARTH-MINDED NURSE",
    Evanston Review, April 19, 2012

    Messenger, Janet G., "EVANSTON'S SCULPTOR'S WORK IN CHICAGO'S 12' EXHIBIT"
    Evanston Round Table, April 12, 2012

    Stodola, Barbara, "ART NEAR THE SHORE", The Beacher, Sept. 9, 2010
    Hawkins, Margaret, “ GALLERY 2’S SHOW GOES SILLY TO SUBLIME,” Chicago Sun Times, Jan. 10,1992

    Barckert, Lyndia, “DOMINANCE and SUBVERSION”, The Reader, Ap.19,1991
    SHARON GILMORE ( page 3)
    Miller-Clarke, Denise, “ EARTH VIEWS”, exhibit catalogue essay, Columbia College Art Gallery, 1990

    Bulka, Micheal,” ALTERED STATES”, exhibit catalogue, Hyde Park Art Center, Hyde Park, 1990

    Sherman, Mary, “HYDE PARK LOOKS AT FUTURE”, Chicago Sun Times, May 5, 1989

    Glatt, Cara, “ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT LOOKS TOWARD FUTURE”, The Herald, May 10, 1989

    Yood, David, “ HER INFINITE VARIETY”, New Art Examiner, Feb. 1987

    Hoekstra, David, “ THREE ARTS CONVERSE IN PLAZA”, Chicago Sun Times, April 17, 1987

    Adrian, Dennis, “ EXTENSIONS: RECENT FIBER ALUMNI”, catalogue essay,
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1986

    Colburn, Marcia, “WOMEN’S WORK”, Chicago Tribune, Dec. 21, 1986


    AWARDS

    Green Arts Showcase, Third Place Juror's Award, 2012
    Chicago Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Community Arts Grant, 1990
    Ragdale Foundation, Artist Residency Scholarship, Lake Forest, IL 1989
    Chicago Office of Fine Arts, Neighborhood Arts Grant, 1989
    Illinois Arts Council, Artist Assistance Grant, 1987
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago Fellowship, Honorable Mention, 1985
    Oregon Arts Council, Individual Artist Grant, 1981