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Sharon Florin
Long Island City, NY

About the Artist

Sharon Florin has been an oil painter of the urban landscape for over 40 years and has been described as an “urban documentarian”. The older buildings and side streets of New York hold a special fascination for her as she endeavors to capture the texture, detail and especially the light of the city. Street scenes, architectural details and reflections on buildings cloaked in glass facades are her specialty. Florin’s work documents what is so familiar that you can walk by without noticing it, and yet tomorrow it may be gone.

Sharon Florin’s work has been exhibited since 1980 in solo exhi…

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About the Artist

Sharon Florin has been an oil painter of the urban landscape for over 40 years and has been described as an “urban documentarian”. The older buildings and side streets of New York hold a special fascination for her as she endeavors to capture the texture, detail and especially the light of the city. Street scenes, architectural details and reflections on buildings cloaked in glass facades are her specialty. Florin’s work documents what is so familiar that you can walk by without noticing it, and yet tomorrow it may be gone.

Sharon Florin’s work has been exhibited since 1980 in solo exhibitions and in numerous group shows and she has created many commissioned paintings of specific sites and buildings. Her work has received awards from The National Association of Women Artists, The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, the Allied Artists of America and the Butler Institute of American Art among others.

Artist’s Work

23rd street
Sharon florin

SB on 23rd Street

By Sharon Florin

Ge
Sharon florin

G.E.

By Sharon Florin

9th avenue worldwide reflections
Sharon florin

9th Avenue Worldwide Reflections

By Sharon Florin

Easter bonnet
Sharon florin

Easter Bonnet

By Sharon Florin

Feast of san gennaro
Sharon florin

Feast of San Gennaro

By Sharon Florin

Skylights and water towers
Sharon florin

Skylights and Water Towers

By Sharon Florin

View from kenmare
Sharon florin

View from Kenmare

By Sharon Florin

59th street bridge reflections ii
Sharon florin

59th Street Bridge Reflections II

By Sharon Florin

Coney island daughters
Sharon florin

Coney Island Daughters

By Sharon Florin

Selected Exhibitions

  • Southwest Minnesota Art Museum
    Marshall, MN, 2011
  • Durst Lobby Gallery
    New York, 2009
  • Franklin 54 Gallery
    New York, 2004
  • Noho Gallery
    New York, NY, 2003
  • John Jay College Wall Gallery
    New York, NY, 2002

Press and Accolades

  • Unforgettable Places to Create, Artist's Sketchbook Magazine
    April, 2006
  • Woodhaven Native Captures LIC on Canvas, Queens Chronicle
    July 31, 2008
  • Reflections of a Beloved City, Excellence Magazine
    January, 2016

Education

  • Art Students League of New York,
    New York, NY,1975 
  • Adelphi University, B.A. Fine Art
    Garden City, NY,1973