• UNCC Marriott Mural, Charlotte, NC, 2021
  • NoBo Arts District Public Art Commission, City of Boulder, CO, 2021
  • Poole Rd. Streetscape Public Art Commission, City of Raleigh, NC, 2021
  • Blossoming Mural, Lakeview L Train Metro Line, Chicago, IL, 2020
  • Ernst & Young Rail Trail Murals, Charlotte Railyard, 2020
  • She Built This City Mobile Tool Lab Airstream Trailer Mural, Charlotte, NC, 2020
  • Flower Burst Mural, Collett & Associates commission, Charlotte, NC 2020
  • Electric Lady Land Festival, collaboration with Christopher Holston, Charlotte, NC 2020
  • Orphine Mural, CanJam, collaboration with Christopher Holston, Charlotte, NC 2020
  • Spread Sunshine III & III Murals, Ruby Sunshine, Gatlinburg & Chattanooga, TN, 2020
  • Spread Sunshine Mural, Ruby Sunshine, Charlotte, NC, 2020
  • Intertwined Mural & Front Porch Mural,Hub Southend, RAM Realty, Charlotte, NC, 2020
  • Eastside Pride Mural & Queen City Mural, Eastway Crossing, Charlotte, NC, 2019-2020
  • City of the Future Mural & workshop, Focus Garinger High School, 2020
  • Ending Is A New Beginning Mural, Talking Walls Mural Festival, Charlotte, NC, 2019
  • The Refinery Mural, Charlotte, NC, 2019
  • Girls Rock Charlotte Mural, community mural, ASC Grant, Charlotte, NC 2019
  • Facets Mural, Camp North End, Charlotte, NC, 2019
  • Plaza Shamrock Bridge public art sculpture, ASC Grant, Charlotte, NC 2019
  • Sheetz Road Trip digital mural artwork for gas tankers and trucks, East coast, 2019
  • Mexican Mermaid Mural, Design Center of the Carolinas, Charlotte, NC, 2018
  • Tuckaseegee Community Mural, Tuckaseegee Rec Center, ASC, Charlotte, NC, 2018
  • South End Design Center Mural, Asana Partners, Charlotte, NC, 2018
  • Creative Activator Mural, ASC, Charlotte, NC 2018
  • Arts Council of York County Mural, City of Rock Hill, SC, 2017
  • Triangle Transit Bull City Connector bus shelters, Durham, NC, 2017
  • CMPD & Teens Peace Mural, The Arts Empowerment Project, Charlotte, NC, 2017
  • Halcyon Idyl I and II, CATS Transit 11th St. & I-277 light rail murals, Charlotte, NC, 2016
  • City of Rock Hill Freedom Walkway Mural, Rock Hill, SC, 2016
  • A City On Its Side & Truss/Trust Murals, UNC Charlotte Center City Building, 2016
  • United Buddy Bear sculpture (with Berlin residency), Main Library, Charlotte, NC, 2014
  • Piano Project painting commission, ASC + Charlotte Center City Partners, 2014
  • ArtPop! Billboard, ASC + Adams Outdooor, 2014
  • News Rack Art Initiative, ASC + Charlotte Center City Partners, 2014
  • Mural, digital media on vinyl, Cornelius Arts Center, Cornelius, NC 2014
  • History of Concord Walkway Mural, digital media on metal, City of Concord, NC, 2013
  • CATS Transit, 25th St Station art design, Blue Line light rail, Charlotte, NC, 2011
  • CATS Transit TPSS, signal houses, & cc’s design, Blue Line light rail, Charlotte, NC, 2009
  • Unfolding mural, Arts & Science Council commission, Central Ave, Charlotte, 2008


Google Fiber, Pricewaterhousecoopers, Amundi Pioneer Partners, BLT Steakhouse (Ritz Carlton), Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting, Duke Energy, Federal Reserve Bank, Fidelity Investments-Raleigh, Marriott-Chicago O’Hare, Marriott-UNC Charlotte, Renaissance Hotel-DC, SPX, UNC Charlotte, Parker & Poe, Carmel Country Club, Center City Partners, Saffron Fields Winery, 2Form Architecture, Stillwater Plastic Surgery, Charlotte Skin & Laser, Charlotte Metro Credit Union, Zero Celsius Wealth Studio, Brooks Pierce, AC Hotel-Charlotte, Wray Ward


  • Sharon Dowell: Re, Gallery Seventeen, Greenville, SC, 2014
  • Sharon Dowell: Against The Tide, Water Works, Salisbury, NC, 2013
  • Pendulum, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Student Union Gallery, 2010
  • Sharon Dowell: Substrata, Duke University, Louise Brown Gallery, 2010
  • Swing, Cone Center Gallery, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2002


  • Intersection, Alchemy Gallery, Charlotte, NC, 2019
  • Rod MacKillop UNCC Alumni Exhibition, UNCC Rowe Gallery, Charlotte, NC, 2018
  • Winter Show Invitational, Green Hill Center, Greensboro, NC, 2006, 2010, 2016, 2018
  • Architectonic: S. Dowell, C. Neyen & M. Steele, Gallery C3, Charlotte, NC, 2017
  • 80 x 80, Mint Museum of Craft & Design, 2016
  • Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition ’14, UNC- Charlotte, Rowe Galleries, 2014
  • Forged Landscapes, Sharon Dowell + Ahmad Sabha, Ross Gallery, CPCC, 2013
  • CATS Blue Line Extension Exhibitions, Storrs Gallery & McColl Ctr for Visual Art, 2013
  • The Green Shadow, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC, 2012
  • Tram Bui, Sharon Dowell, & Francisco Mora, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA, 2010
  • Kantry Days, NES, Skagastrond, Iceland, 2010
  • CrashSharon Dowell, Sean Richards, & Derek Toomes, Flanders Art, Raleigh, NC, 2010
  • Converging Trajectories, Modified Arts, Curator: Ted Decker, Phoenix, AZ, 2010
  • KiptonART silent auction, Friends of the Arts Benefit, Christies New York, 2009
  • Elements: Sharon Dowell & Susan Poindexter, Thomas Deans Gallery, Atlanta, 2008
  • Seen & Unseen: Sharon Dowell & Patrick Glover, Center of the Earth Gallery, NC, 2008
  • New & Hot North Carolina, Lee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh, NC, 2006
  • Generations 04, A.I.R. Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY, 2004
  • Prevailing Human Spirit, Society of Illustrators Museum, New York, NY, 2001
  • Recycled Art juried exhibition, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL, 2000


  • Modifyed, group exhibition, Gallery c3, Alchemy, Charlotte, NC, 2020
  • Prism, group exhibition, Gallery c3, Alchemy, Charlotte, NC, 2020
  • UNCC Alumni Art Exhibition, C3Lab, 2018-2019
  • Systems Go, group exhibition, Iredell Museums, Statesville, NC, 2007
  • Various exhibitions, Center of the Earth Gallery, Charlotte, NC, 2004-2010


  • Lunch & Learn Speaker, UNCC Career Center, Charlotte, NC, 2020
  • Charlotte Chamber Young Professionals Art in the QC Panelist, 2018
  • PAD Planning-Architecture-Design Panelist, Crossville Studios, Charlotte, NC 2018
  • Triple Threat: Creativity & Business Panel, Advent Coworking, Charlotte, NC
  • Entrepreneurship Panel, Advent Coworking, Charlotte, NC, 2017
  • TEDxCharlotte, Sharon Dowell: Anxiety as Fuel for Artistic Creativity, 2014
  • Sharon Dowell on Public Art: An Artist’s Perspective, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC, 2014
  • Leadership Charlotte Panelist Speaker, Foundation of the Carolinas panel, 2013
  • Guest Art Lecturer, Bechtler Museum Summer Art Camp, 2012


  • Cultural Vision Grant, Arts and Science Council, Charlotte, NC, 2019
  • Arts and Science Council Regional Individual Artist Project Grant, 2018
  • Creative Activator Mural Grant, Arts and Science Council, Charlotte, NC, 2018
  • Sheetz Art Contest Winner for gas tanker & truck murals, 2018
  • Finalist, Marie Reed Public Art Project, Washington DC, 2017
  • Finalist, Piedmont Triad International Airport Public Art, Greensboro, NC, 2016
  • Project Art Aid/Knight Foundation Matching Grant, 2014
  • Arts and Science Council Regional Individual Artist Project Grant, 2011
  • Seventh Street Windows, McColl Center for Visual Art Grant, 2011
  • Arts and Science Council Regional Individual Artist Project Grant, 2009


  • Penland School of Craft, Spruce Pine, NC, January 2020
  • Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, June 2019
  • Casa Lu, Mexico City, December 2018
  • Can Serrat, Barcelona, Spain, May 2017
  • United Buddy Bear Artist, Berlin, Germany, February 2014
  • Julia and David White Artist’s Colony, Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica, June 2013
  • Tyrone Guthrie Center, Annaghmakerrig, Ireland, April 2012
  • McColl Center for Visual Art, Summer Affiliate, Charlotte, NC, April-September 2011
  • NES Artist Residency, Skagastrond, Iceland, July 2010


  • The Arts Empowerment Program Instructor and Volunteer, 2016-2018
  • Regional Individual Art Grants Panelist, ArtsGreensboro, 2015
  • Condom Couture Fashion Show Fundraiser Planning Committee, Planned Parenthood, 2015-18
  • Community Supported Art Grants Panelist, Arts and Science Council, 2014
  • Exhibition Program Committee Member, McColl Center for Visual Art, 2013-2016
  • Cultural Project Grant Panelist, Arts and Science Council, 2009
  • DNC Project Public Art Committee Member, 2012
  • Mayor’s Legacy Village Artist, Democratic National Convention, Charlotte, NC 2012
  • YMCA Junior High Kids Exquisite Corpse Art Project, McColl Center for Visual Art, 2011
  • Big Sister, Big Brother Big Sister Program, 2004 – 2008


  • Sharon Dowell Profile Video Interview, Charlotte Star Room, July 2020
  • The Biscuit CLT, “Sharon Dowell Shows Her Eastside Pride,” Nov 2019
  •, “Weekend In Entertainment: Where The Wild Women Art,” Feb 2019
  • Inside UNC Charlotte, “The Muralist,” October 2018
  • Charlotte Observer, “What’s up this week in Charlotte’s visual arts?,” July 2018
  • Charlotte Observer, “On the Charlotte mural tour: Sharon Dowell,” August 2017
  • Charlotte Magazine, “Movers & Makers: The Future of C3Lab?,” June 2017
  • Charlotte Lit, 4×4 CLT, A. Van Jordanpoetry and Sharon Dowell artposter series, April 2017
  • Charlotte Five, Where to find 3 LGBTQ murals in Charlotte and what they represent, Sept 2016
  • Charlotte Observer, “Art Comes to the Blue Line,” Jan 2016
  • QC Exclusive Magazine, “The Exclusives: Abstract,” Jan/Feb 2016
  • Charlotte Observer, “Charlotte City Council Oks artists for light rail,” Jan 2015
  • Charlotte Viewpoint Magazine, “Capturing The Energy Of Place In Paint,”Feb 2014
  • QC Exclusive Magazine, “The Exclusives: Meet The Artists,” Jan/Feb 2014
  • Made In The Carolinas: Sharon Dowell, Time Warner Cable News video feature, 2014
  • Creative Loafing, Cover with John Love, Jr., Thanksgiving 2013 issue
  • WFAE Interview-Julie Rose: “New Take On Collecting Gives Donors A ‘Taste’ of Local Art,” 2013
  • Charlotte Business Journal, Cover, Dec 2012
  • WCNC News, Sonja Gantt interview of Sharon Dowell and John Hairston, Jr., Sept 2012
  • Charlotte Observer: “Sharon Dowell: Painter and Public Artist,” Nov 2011
  • Charlotte Magazine: “Who’s Next?” Cover and feature article, Sept 2011
  • McColl Center for Visual Art Youtube: “Sharon Dowell: 2011 Open Door Interview”, 2011
  • Studio Visit Magazine-Volume 10, featured artist
  • Art Business News Preview, Cover, March 2005


Painter and Public Art Commissioned Artist, 2002 – present

  Sharon Dowell Art, Charlotte, NC

  • Design, create, and install projects, ranging from paintings, murals, sculpture, mosaics, glass windscreens, metal, & digital media

Gallery Curator, part-time, 2019 – present

  Alchemy Gallery, Charlotte, NC

  • Curate and promote exhibitions

Arts Plus Instructor, part-time, 2016 – present

  Arts Plus, Charlotte, NC

  • Conduct community art workshops, collaborative murals, and pop-ups

Rowe Galleries Manager + Adjunct Professor, part-time, 2012 – 2015

  College of Art and Architecture, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Corporate Art Consultant + Social Media Coordinator, part-time, 2011-2012

  RedSky Gallery, Charlotte, NC            

Gallery Director, 2004 – 2010

  Center of the Earth Gallery, Charlotte, NC 


MA in Arts Administration degree, Winthrop University, 2017