As a painter of the New York City urban landscape for over 40 years, Sharon Florin has been painting the architecture, street scenes, storefronts, and people of her hometown with the hope of capturing, through her cityscapes, what is here today that might be gone tomorrow.
Florin has been dubbed an “urban documentarian.” In addition, many of the new construction projects in and around the city have found their way onto her canvases. Florin is intrigued with the reflections of the older buildings on the newer glass facades, the face of our ever changing city. She is pleased to share these New York urban landscape paintings with native New Yorkers who delight in recognizing specific places and scenes they know, as well as with visitors new to the city.
Florin received her BA in fine arts from Adelphi University and attended classes at the Art Students League of New York. She has exhibited her work professionally since 1980 in over 20 solo exhibitions and in numerous group shows. Her work can be found in many public and corporate collections, including the Museum of the City of New York, the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, and Burson-Marsteller Public Relations among others. Her work has received awards from the National Association of Women Artists, the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, the Butler Institute of American Art, and Allied Artists of America, among many others. Florin’s work has been reproduced on book covers and calendars, and she has created many commissioned paintings of specific sites and buildings.
Hosted by ChaShaMa, “Reflections on the City” is on view at 485 Madison Avenue, August 3–29, 2018.