About Me

Sharon Heitzenroder is a fine artist, activist, and educator. She earned her undergraduate degree from Moore College of Art and Design, and her Masters in Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. With an expertise in photography, printmaking, painting, and drawing, her work has been featured internationally. She has taught for the Academy of Art University San Francisco, Kala Art Institute, and University of California Santa Cruz. Her work uses light, color, space and form as transcendental modes of speech. 



Selected Exhibitions


The New Normal, The Arts at Marks Garage, Honolulu, HI

Margins, Barret Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

Isolation, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS

Honolulu Printmakers 92nd Annual, Honolulu Museum of Art School, Honolulu, HI


Women’s Stories (Untold), Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS

4th Annual Autumn Exhibition, Emerald Art Center, Springfield, OR

Sexposed, Space City, Los Angeles, CA

Chasing Ghosts IV, Verum Ultimum, Portland, OR

Selected Awards and Honors

Artist in Residence, Academie Beeldende Kunsten Ghent, Belgium

Artist in Residence, Nagasawa Art Park, Japan

Artist in Residence, Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium 

Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Grant

Murphy Fellowship in Fine Arts

Barbara Deming Memorial Foundation Grant

Artist in Residence, The Nature of Cities, Honolulu, HI

Selected Experience

Founder and Executive Director, IncuArts Gallery, Honolulu, HI

Adjunct FineArts Faculty, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 

Lecturer, University of California SantaCruz,Santa Cruz, CA,

Visiting Artist/ Artistin Residence, Academie Beeldende Kunsten Ghent, Ghent, Belgium

Co-founder and Communications Manager, Like a Girl Street Festival, Honolulu, HI

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