S h a r o n   P a z

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Sharon Paz was born in Israel, received a MFA from Hunter College. She now lives and works in New York City. Paz was a recent resident at "New Views: DUMBO" by Lower Manhattan Culture Council and at Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in Maine and has participated in The Bronx Museum of Art's "Artist in the Marketplace" program. Paz has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally at Espace Huit Novembre Centre D‚art in Paris, France; White Box Gallery and JCCNY, both in New York City, Peer Gallery, Israel; 303 Studio in Quebec, Canada; and took part in the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea. Her work has been screened at Anthology Film Archives, Thomas Erben Gallery, and Art in General, all in New York City; Contemporary Art and Design Museum in San Jose, Costa Rica; and AB Gallery in Mexico City. Paz was nominated for the ZKM international media award in Germany and has taken part in numerous film and video festivals in Europe, Canada, and the United States including "The GMI Project at Leicester Square" in London, England.

In her work, Paz examines the "fragments of life"and analyzes the patterns of psychological and social behavior. The focus of her work is mainly social; she raises questions about migrant relationships, family, identity, memory, sexuality, and desire. In the last three years she has created video installations intended to create an alternative, in both space and form, for experiencing time-based media.

URL: www.sharonpaz.com