Artist Sharon Matisoff

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Sharon Matisoff is a Frankfort, Kentucky award-winning artist who creates figurative and animal paintings in oil and pastel. Known best for her traditional portraiture, she has recently branched out into equine art where she uses her Impressionist/Realist style to create kinetic works of horses and riders in expressive works of art.
Ms. Matisoff is primarily self-taught but has supplemented her private study with classes at various colleges. In particular, she credits her classes with the late Richard Bunkall at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California for changing her from an enthusiastic amateur to a skilled painter. She has attended workshops with Chinese Master Artist, Shuqiao Zhou, who introduced her to the Russian Realist style that continues to influence her today. She also has taken workshops with John Michael Carter in Louisville, Thomas Coates in Lexington, Kentucky, and Scott Burdick and Daniel Gerhartz at the Weekend with the Masters in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Ms. Matisoff has won numerous awards for her work in local, regional, and national competitions. Her paintings can be seen in private collections across the United States. She is a Signature Member of Chicago Pastel Painters, an Artist Member of Oil Painters of America, an honorary member of New Jersey Equine Artists Association, and a Juried Member of the Portrait Society of Atlanta.
Gift Shop at the Brown Hotel, Louisville, KY
Solo and Two- and Three-Person Exhibits
Solo Art Show, Vibrant Life, Frankfort, KY 2019
Solo Art Show, Paul Sawyier Public Library, Frankfort, KY 2018 
Bluegrass Stampede Fall Equine Show, Brown Hotel, Louisville, KY 2017 
Rites of Passage: A Celebration of Louisville Artists, Kaviar Forge/Gallery, Louisville, KY 2012
Kentucky Backroads Gifts and Gallery, Louisville, KY 2007
The Gallery on Glassell, Orange, CA 2001
Jewish Community Center, Costa Mesa, CA 2000
One-Person Show, Studio 37, Riverside, CA 1993  
Selected List of Juried Exhibits
2021 Team Kentucky Gallery, State Capitol Building, Frankfort, [...]

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