// Sharka Hyland Portrait

Sharka Hyland was born in Czechoslovakia, 1954

// Sharka Hyland / vita

1954 Born in Czechoslovakia
1983 Albert-Ludwig University, Freiburg, (Linguistics, Comparative Literature)
1988 Yale University School of Art, MFA (Graphic Design)
1992 Ecole du Louvre, Paris, (Art History)

Lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.


2017 Sharka Hyland, Galerie Dittmar, Berlin/ D
2016 Sharka Hyland, American Gallery, Marseille/ F
2015 Mamadou Cissé, with Patrick Gabler, Galerie Bernard Jordan, Paris/ F
“this thing we call a city”, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia / USA
2013 Swann’s Way, Project Room, Conduit Gallery, Dallas / USA
2012 Show, don’t tell, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia / USA
2010 Islanded, InLiquid Crane Arts Hall, Philadelphia / USA
2009 32nd Annual Wind Challenge Exhibition, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia / USA
2007 Temporary Places, Calkins Hall Rosenberg Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead / USA


2017 PaarWeise – 3×2 KünstlerInnen im Dialog, curated by Art’Us Collectors’ Collective,
Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne/ D
Summer’s Coming!, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA/ US
Sharka Hyland et Philippe Richard, Galerie Bernard Jordan, Paris/ F
2016 New Space, New Work, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA/ USA
2015 If on a winter’s night a traveler, GrizzlyGrizzly, Philadelphia, PA/ USA
Walking the Line VI, Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne / D
2014 Joy!, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia / USA
Crosswords 2, Lage Egal, Raum Für Aktuelle Kunst, Berlin / D
Crosswords 2, Jordan/Seydoux – Drawings & Prints, Berlin / D
Drawing Now Philadelphia 2014, Artspace Liberti, Philadelphia / USA
Highlights, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia / USA
R/W Reading & Writing Visual Experience, Hicks Art Center Gallery, Bucks County Community College, Newtown / USA
2013 WORD: A group text show, Tomlinson Kong Contemporary, New York / USA
2012 Yeah we friends and shit, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York / USA
Cat Balco and Sharka Hyland: Painting and Drawing, Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Utica / USA
2008 sense of place, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia / USA
Line and Time and Space, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia / USA
2007 Miniature, The Banff Centre, Banff / CA
Points of Departure, Fox Art Gallery, Philadelphia / USA


2010 Wind Challenge Catalogue, 2009 – 2010, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia / USA
Studio Visit Magazine, Vol. 7, The Open Studios Press, Boston / USA
2009 New American Paintings 81, Juried Exhibition in Print, Mid-Atlantic Edition, The Open Studios Press, Boston / USA
2008 Penn Humanities Forum, Philadelphia, Juror / curator, “In the Beginning: Exploring Origins in Contemporary Art” / USA
2007 Visual Arts Residency “Imaginary Places”, The Banff Centre, Banff / CA
New American Paintings 69, Juried Exhibition in Print, Mid-Atlantic Edition, The Open Studios Press, Boston / USA
2006 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, Art Residency / USA