Sharon Singer is an award winning Dunedin based visual artist. Her work is held in private and public collections in New Zealand and internationally. She has worked with fairy tales and myth as the subject of her paintings since 2000, Invoking concerns such as narrative and meta-fictional awareness.
In more recent years her work has addressed the themes of Global warming, the Earths spiritual meaning and consumer value, either as a vast mystery or a source of consumable resources. Underpinning all is an interest in the human condition in relationship to nature.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, 2nd ed., Jack Zipes, Routledge New York, 2006, Liminal, The Caseroom Press U.K, 2008 , The Painter as subversive storyteller, Jack Zipes, 2008 The Irresistible Fairy Tale: The Cultural and Social History of a Genre, ed. Jack Zipes, Princeton University Press, 2012, Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination, The Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee, Vanderbilt University Press ed Mark W Scala, 2012 ,Monstrous Transformations: Sharon Singer’s Little Red Riding Hood, Nancy Hightower, Weird Fiction, 2013 .
B L I N D / H A T E, a limited edition, ed. J Hutchinson, a gallery 2014 ,A View from the Easel, Philip A Hartigan, Hyper Allergic, 2014 ,Fairy Tales and Fables from Weimar Days, ed. Jack Zipes, Hanover University Press, expanded bilingual edition 2016 ,Latin American Cinema: A Comparative History, Paul A. Schroeder Rodríguez, University of California Press, 2016 , The Singing Bones, Shaun Tan, Walker Books 2016, UtopianTales: Fairy Tales and Fables from Weimar Days, ed. Jack Zipes Palgrave Macmillan 2018, Landfall 237Autumn 2019 ed.Every Day Calamities Emma Neale Otago University Press. takahē Magazine 96 2019 Don’t Cry For Us Scott Flannigan ed . Erik Kennedy.
2005-2008 M.F.A, Dunedin School of Art Dunedin NZ
2002-2003 M.A Arts Therapy, Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design, Auckland NZ