Solo Exhibits

    2016      Oresman Gallery, Smith College, Northampton, MA: New Encaustics

    2012      Western New England University Art Gallery, Springfield, MA:  Circles and Light

    2012      East Hampton City Arts+, Easthampton, MA:  Power Moves in a Circle

    2012      Better Being 940, New York, NY:  Eye Candy

    2007     Parlor Studio, Montclair, NJ: Sharon Ligorner

    2004     Glen Ridge Community Center, Glen Ridge, NJ:  5 Paintings

    1997      Albert Insinger Gallery, New York, NY:  Watersigns

    1990      Pickens County Art Museum, Pickens, SC:  Sharon Ligorner

    1989      Lawrence Gallery, New York, NY:  Transitions


Two and Three Person Exhibits

    2017       Elusie Galerie, Easthampton, MA: Chasing Geometry

    2015      Grubbs Gallery, Williston, Easthampton, MA:  Parallels

    2013      Thornes, Northampton, MA:  Slow Light    

    2006     Artspace 129, Montclair, NJ:  Three Painters

    1990      System M Gallery, Long Beach, CA:  East-West:  Two Viewpoints


Selected Group Exhibits

2019 #Local, Easthampton, MA, Infinite, Intimate (curated by Amanda Barrow)

2018         Gallery 37, Millford, DE, The Power of Black and White

2017         Readywipe Gallery, Holyoke, MA, the 12 x 12 Show

                 Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, MA: Encaustic Art

2016         Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA: Casheesh

                 Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA: Black and Blue Plus Orange (curated by Sue and Phil Knoll)

                  Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, MA: Almost Miniatures Show

                  Encaustic Art Institute, Santa Fe: Encaustic Art in the 21st Century

                  Herter Gallery, U Mass, Amherst, MA: Fifty Shades of Red

2014          Nashawanock Gallery, Easthampton, MA:  Fire and Ice 

2013          Hosmer Gallery, Northampton, MA: Be Here Now (biennial)         

2012          The New York Open Center, New York, NY:  As Above, So Below

2011           Hampden Gallery, U Mass, Amherst, MA:  Intertwined

2008         Arts Guild of Rahway, Rahway, NJ:  Bee-ing; Recent Encaustic Painting    

                  Montclair Public Library, Montclair, NJ:  Bridging the Space Between

                  Court Gallery, William Paterson University, Paterson, NJ:  Currents

2007     Montclair Public Library, Montclair, NJ:  Waxing Poetic 

2006     Court Gallery, William Paterson University, Paterson, NJ:  Connections

2005     Glen Ridge Women’s Club, Glen Ridge, NJ:  Red

2004     Glen Ridge Women’s Club, Glen Ridge, NJ

2003     Clifton Art Center, Clifton, NJ:  Heartstrings

1997      Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY:  Small Wonders

1996      148 Gallery, New York, NY:  Artists of the Second District

              Thicket Gallery, New York, NY:  Pernod Liquid Art

              Polo Gallery, Edgewater, NJ:  Money, Color, and Some Fish

 1994      Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY:  The Constructed Image    

             The McKinner Ave Contemporary, Dallas, Texas:  Exquisite Corpse

             Ellsworth Public Library, Ellsworth, Maine:  Emerging New York Artists

             Slocumb Galleries, Johnson City, TN:  Positive/Negative

1993     San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA:  39th Annual Exhibition

             Limner Gallery, New York, NY:  Large/Small Works

             Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ:  Contacts/Proofs

             CB’s 313 Gallery, New York, NY:  Working Papers

             The Caged Angel, Boston, MA:  Innasci

             The Dairy Barn, Athens, OH:  Construction Site:  Toys and Art

1991     Stendahl Gallery, New York, NY:  Artists of the 90s

            The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA:  The National Art Show

1991     Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Hemptstead, NY:  Tenth Annual Juried Exhibition

            Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram, TX:  Confluence 

1990    Schoharie Arts Council, Cobleskill, NY:  National ’90 Small Works

            Wetherholt Galleries, Washington, DC:  100 New York Artists

1989    Grace Harkin Gallery, New York, NY:  East Village Express

1988    Galeria Mesa, Mesa, Arizona:  Chroma-Zone

1987    Space 2B, New York, NY:  Simultaneous Contrast

1986    Cyclorama, Boston, MA:  Mass Art



1986    BFA, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

1984    Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy 



 Art Maker: Sharon Ligorner, encaustic painter,  Hampshire Life, January 5, 2018  

Encaustic Artists in the 21st Century, Anne Lee and E. Ashley Rooney, Schiffer Publishing, 2016



1986      Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture


Permanent collections

 National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

 Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Corporate Headquarters, New York, NY

 Western New England University, Springfield, MA