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

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