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Sharon Switzer

Sharon Switzer was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, but is based in Toronto. An artist and curator, Switzer has been exhibiting her media art in Canada and the USA since the early 1990’s. She regularly produces and curates public art and film festivals, and exhibitions to massive audiences through her work with Art for Commuters. The first curatorial collective that she formed, Clamorous Intentions, was active in Toronto during the early 1990’s, producing large-scale, multi-media public events. Switzer is an instructor at OCAD, and is actively involved in the Toronto arts community, presently serving as President of Gallery TPW’s Board of Directors. Her video work has traveled to museums across Canada and a catalogue of her work was produced by McMaster Museum of Art. Recently she had a solo exhibition of videos at Corkin Gallery in November 2009. Sharon received her B.F.A. from Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, her M.F.A. from The University of Western Ontario, and is a Graduate of the CFC Media Lab at the Canadian Film Centre. She is represented by Corkin Gallery in Toronto.

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