Grant Summary
Support for ongoing work.
Artist Statement
Our past burdens give shape to what worlds we may build, now and in the future. As an artist my interests lie in unpacking these inherited struggles, in understanding the mold they imprint on our present selves, and in affording collective catharsis. With this in mind, through collaboration, research, education, stereo-photography, printmaking, bookmaking, video, and socially engaged art projects. I’ve pursued work at concentration camp memorials in Germany, at Sahrawi Refugee camps in Algeria, in Brazil, Chile, Spain, Palestine, gentrifying cities like Portland, OR, in schools, museums, neighborhoods, and within my own family.
  • Memorybildia 2013, Sharita Towne, Betty Marín, Eliza Gregory, with Gemma Turnbull, Book and interactive museum performance. Courtesy of the artist.

  • Sahara in Stereo 2012, Sharita Towne, Video. Courtesy of the artist.

  • Karaoking the Museum 2014, Weird Allan Kaprow (Sharita Towne, Erin Charpentier, Travis Neel, and Zachary Gough), Transmedia event. Courtesy of the artist.

  • De-Gentrifying Portland 2014, Sharita Towne, Multimedia workshop and event series. Photo by Elijah Hasan.