Sharon Lindenfeld

Artist Sharon Lindenfeld lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She completed her undergraduate degrees in printmaking at Dartmouth College and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and earned her MFA at Indiana University-Bloomington. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the Krakow Print Triennial in Krakow, Poland; the Lu Haisu museum in Shanghai, China; Manhattan Graphics Center in New York; and El Minia University in El Minia, Egypt. She has taught printmaking and drawing at Indiana University-Bloomington and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Lindenfeld makes large-scale etchings of dreamlike spaces. She begins by enlarging drawings or small details from one piece to form the basis of another. Finding the vast within the intimate is a metaphor for daydreaming in her work. ??She scans and alters the starting images digitally, enlarging them onto etching or lithographic plates, etching and re-etching them, scraping away and building them back up. She changes the images over many iterations, allowing for landscapes to emerge and transform as she alternates between letting the space reveal itself and authoritatively shaping it.??In the end, the resulting pieces no longer reflect their original sources. They depict abstracted, emotional, and ambiguous landscapes, populated with strange figures, objects, and architectural elements. They convey emotions open to interpretation: sadness, contemplation, awe, calm, solitude, hope, or a sense of searching.