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Sharon O'Callaghan Shero

Sharon O’Callaghan Shero is a photography and mixed media artist. Perhaps it is in spite of growing up in the blue-color, south side neighborhoods of Chicago, that the artist is drawn to subjects that are pastoral and fantastical. Although seemingly gentle topics, the city’s crusty influence simmers beneath the first-glance, skewing approach and final outcome.

Influences are a motley lot, with Francis Bacon, Joseph Cornell, and Elliott Hundley providing visual notes, and the Brothers Grimm, Lewis Carroll, and rural Louisiana folk customs suggesting narratives.

Shero’s work has been exhibited in Dallas group shows, including The MAC (McKinney Avenue Contemporary Gallery), Mary Tomas Studio Gallery, The Cedars Gallery, the Visual Arts Coalition, and the Bath House Cultural Center. Beyond Dallas, her work was featured in group shows at Texas Tech University—Office of International Affairs, Lubbock Texas; Odessa College, Odessa, Texas; New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana; and The Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, Louisiana.

The artist graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelors of science degree in architecture, and holds a minor in psychology from the University of Illinois.

Living in Dallas, Texas, Shero shares her studio with her fellow photographer and husband, Bob Quaglia.

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