I’m Sharon – I create art, and love to make connections to other art forms - music and improv and personal examples. I use mixed media of different paints and encaustic medium. I often add elements -from found objects, like rust or sea glass to precious metals and gold leaf. The process is playtime and involves different materials and experiments. Size fluctuates as much as the materials do – from minis to murals. My art is influenced by nature, nostalgia, and daily nonsense.
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Sharon Mergener is a mixed media artist, illustrator, and writer. She creates paintings with both encaustic medium and mixed media. She also illustrates digitally and manually, all from her home art space, where she also teaches. Sharon has been creating for most of her life and participating in various local art shows over the last 20 years. She has a BFA in Painting and Drawing and a Master of Arts in Teaching. She has been an educator for over the last two decades; community, public and private elementary, and higher education.
She is an Artist-in-Residence at The Muse Gallery Guesthouse, sits on the Gallery Committee for The Jazz Gallery, and has art in various shops, businesses, and art shows throughout the Milwaukee area and Madison. She loves finding the beauty in nature, and funny in the weird and mundane of life.
2021-current | Member of MARN (Milwaukee Artist Resource Network
2020-current | Artist-in-Residence at The Muse Gallery & Guesthouse
2019- current | Member of the Gallery Committee at the Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts
2019 | Featured Artist Speaker for the OWL Program at the Jazz Gallery
2014-2018 | Adjunct Professor at Cardinal Stritch University
1999 - current | Teacher | various from elementary to higher education
CV available upon request