BORN 1979, UK. Lives in Glasgow


2004    MFA, New York Academy of Art, USA
2001    BFA, Glasgow School of Art, UK


2021    Rural Rides, New Glasgow Society, Glasgow, UK
            Tit and Cock, The Mandrake Gallery, Las Cruces, New Mexico
            Herstory Portrait: A Decade On, Royal Glasgow Institute, UK
2019    Barberium, Cassart Gallery, Glasgow, UK
            Herstory Portrait, Leeds College of Art, Leeds, UK
2017    Curators Choice, Leeds College of Art, Leeds, UK
2015    Mary Barbour: Centenary of Rent Restriction Act, Trongate 103, Glasgow, UK
            Herstory Portrait, Lillie Art Gallery, Glasgow, UK
2012    Herstory Portrait (in tandem with Equals), Paisley Museum, Paisley, UK
2011     Herstory Portrait, Glasgow Trades Hall, Glasgow, UK
2009    Tales of Shiney-Shiney, The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford, UK
            First Class, The Grand, Grand St, Brooklyn, NYC, USA


2021    Marks Left Behind: NYAA Recollections, Connections and Impact of 9/11, New York Academy of Art, New York, USA
            Pretty Ugly, Saltspace, Glasgow, UK
            Summer Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, New York, USA
2020    Not Going Back to Normal, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, UK (online exhibition)
            Loopin, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow, UK
            Homeworks, Spilt Milk, Edinburgh, UK (online exhibition and publication)
            Embody Without Burden, Royal Glasgow Institute, Glasgow, UK
            Summer Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, New York, USA (online exhibition)
2019    Feminist Public Sculpture, Leeds College of Art, UK
2016    Beyond Epilepsy, Intermedia, CCA, Glasgow, UK
2015    20/20, Trongate 103, Glasgow, UK
            Vokse-Vaerk: Museum Collection Of The Last 20 Years, Museet For Religios Kunst, Lemvig, Denmark
2014    Trongate Collective, Trongate 103, Glasgow, UK
2013    21 Revolutions, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK
2012    21 Revolutions, CCA, Glasgow, UK
            Summer Exhibition, Allegra Laviola, New York, NY, USA
2011    Sharon Thomas/Giacinto Occhionero/Scott Grodesky, (e) merge, Washington, DC, USA
            9/11: A New York Dectology, Project Room, Glasgow, UK
            Loop, Tramway, Glasgow, UK
2010    Preview to a site (Art Athina 2010), Solonos 42, Athens, Greece
            Sara Jessie Kane, Sharon Thomas, Edwina Ashton, Teverina Fine Art, Cortona, Italy
            Artists for Athens Pride, Breeder Gallery, Athens, Greece
2009    Mother/mother, Air Gallery, New York, USA
            Re-Birth, Cherry Pit Gallery, Burlington, Vermont, USA
            Sublime to the Ridiculous, Plaka, Athens, Greece
            183rd Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh, UK
2008    The Mundane Shell: Glasgow International, (two-person show with Laurence Figgis),
            Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, UK

2006    Risky Business, PPOW Gallery, New York, NY, USA
            Overlap 3, The British School at Rome, Rome, Italy
            Salon 2006, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY, USA
            Britishness (Another Product), British Art Show 6, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK
2005    Theme of the Unseen, Times Square Gallery, New York, USA
            Visual Aids: Postcards from the Edge, Roger Miller Gallery, New York, USA
            Underground, Creek and the Cave Gallery, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
2004    Reality Check, Spike Gallery, New York, USA
2002    Independent Space, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
            Young Scottish Painters, Phillip’s Auctioneers, Edinburgh, UK
            Winter Show, Philips Contemporary Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
2001     New Generation Scotland, Compass Gallery, Glasgow, UK
             Snatch, Vic Bar, Glasgow, UK

2005     Art Chicago, Butler Field, Chicago, IL, USA. (Represented by Jack the Pelican Presents)
             Flash Art Fair, Una Hotel Tocq, Milano, Italy. (Represented by Jack the Pelican Presents)

2002     Affordable Art Fair, New York, Pier 92, New York, NYC, USA.

             Take Home a Nude, Sotheby’s, NYC, New York, USA


2019      Zone Out, Associate Producer/Story Consultant, (Director: Linda Campbell), Glasgow, UK


2019      1st Prize winner: Film: Zone Card, International Epilepsy Day, Dublin, Ireland
2009      Guthrie Award, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK
2008      Glasgow Visual Artists Grant Scheme, Glasgow, UK
2003      International Council Travel Scholarship, New York Academy of Art, New York, USA
2002      Sainsbury Scholarship, New York Academy of Art, New York, USA
2001      Villore Scholarship, New York Academy of Art, New York, USA
              Jock Macfie Prize, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK
2000      Hart Bursary, Glasgow School of Art, Glashow, UK


2005      Sainsbury Scholarship in Painting and Sculpture, British School at Rome, Rome, Italy



2018      Sharon Thomas: Mary Barbour Wikipedia
              Sharon Thomas: Mary Barbour,

2016      Borderland of Epilepsy: Online blog collaboration and installation exhibition, CCA, Glasgow, UK
              Flow Magazine, Issue 17, p.8

2015      Janice Forsyth Show, BBC Radio Scotland, Mary Barbour interview with Edie Stark, Nov 2015

2014      Mansfield, S., A Perfect Birthday, The Scotsman Weekend Life Magazine, 2015. p16-17 


2013      Monument to Mary Barbour, Newsnight Scotland: Interview with BBC Laura Maxwell, May 2013


2012      BBC Radio Scotland: Morning show- International Women’s Day celebrates the life of Mary Barbour, March 2012
              McMeekin, E. New Artwork to celebrate the life of Govan Heroine, The Herald Scotland, March 2012

              Kotze, T. Glasgow Women’s Library hosts group exhibitions 21 Revolutions, The List, 7 September 2012

              Morag. Equals and Herstory Portrait: Andrea Kusel and Sharon Thomas in conversation, 13 September 2012                                             


              Coll, M. Work of art is tribute to Rent Strike heroine, Southside Press and Govan Press, April 12, 2012, p10
2010      Athens Voice. Artists for Athen’s Pride, Feb 2010, p.58

              Rice, G. Preface: The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman, 2010

              Nevola, F. Sharon Thomas: Herstory in Context, 2010
              Patrick, A. Telling the Herstories: a Perspective on Glasgow, Gender and the Marking of Women’ Histories, 2010

2009      Peacocke, H. Sharon Thomas at The North Wall, Oxford Times, Nov 2009
              Butler, S. Neo-Maternalism: Contemporary Artists’ Approach to Motherhood, The Brooklyn Rail, Jan 2009

              Nevola, F. Sharon Thomas: Making of a Painter, Apotropaic, Museet for Religios Kunst, Denmark: Narayana Press, 2009

              Nevola, F. In Conversation with Sharon Thomas: Painter, Thinker and Jester, Apotropaic, Museet for Religios Kunst, Denmark: Narayana Press, 2009


              Rathje, J. Preface to Apotropaic, Museet for Religios Kunst, Denmark: Narayana Press, 2009


              Flow Magazine, Issue 13, p.12

2005      Overlap 1, 2005


2021       Rural Rides (Foreword by Rice, G.), New Glasgow Society, Glasgow, UK                                                                                                                                                                              

2014       Patrick, A. (Ed.) 21 Revolutions, Glasgow: Glasgow Women’s Library and Freight Books, 2014

2011       Tolley, G. (Web Editor)., Glasgow, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 GSA Prospectus, Director’s welcome, Glasgow, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Nevola, F. & Rathje, G. (Ed.) Apotropaic, Museet for Religios Kunst, Denmark: Narayana Press, 2009

2009        183rd Royal Scottish Academy: Annual Exhibition catalogue

2008       Frei, L. Cross Section: Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Visual Art. Glasgow: CCA, 2008


2007       Canziani, C. (Ed.) Ma Come Mai? Rome: 2007

2006       Fine Arts 2005-6, Benci, J. (Ed.) British School at Rome, Rome: Studio Lobodi Sid, 2006. ISBN 0904152502

               Annual Report 2005-6, British School at Rome, Rome: Studio Lobodi Sid. 2006

2001       Young Scottish Painters Exhibition, Renfrew, M. Phillips Auctioneers, Edinburgh, 2001

               Sum, Painting Department, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, 2001. ISBN 0901904929


                Ferrari, New York, USA

                Danish Royal Collection, Denmark

               Museet for Religiøs Kunst, Lemvig, Denmark

               Glasgow Museums, UK

               Scottish Women’s Convention, Glasgow, UK

               Unite The Union, Glasgow, UK

2014        I Can Do It, collaboration with Martha Plimpton, Aubrey Plaza and Will Forte for comedy album 2776. Commission for Stephen Levinson,

                Joel Moss Levinson and Rob Kutner, Los Angeles, USA (Onekid Oneworld).
2011        21 Revolutions, Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow, UK