Sharon Engelstein (b. 1965 Montreal, Canada) received a BFA from the University of South Florida, and an MFA from the Claremont Graduate University. She completed two consecutive CORE Residencies at the Museum of Fine Art, Houston (1990, 1992), and has been included in countless exhibitions around the world. Her exhibition record includes solo shows at Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Glassell School of Art, Houston; Locust Projects, Miami; Elias Fine Art, Boston; Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco and The Suburban, Chicago. Commissions include: Little Ricky and Tall Ma for Midtown Park (2017), Crullers for the City of Austin Art (2016), station platforms for Houston Metro Solutions (2014), Transported and Renewed for Houston Arts Alliance (2014), Dillidiidae for Herman Park (2014), and Your Loyal Mighties for the Houston Police Department. Selected awards include the Individual Artist Fellowship from Houston Arts Alliance (2008), the International Artist in Residence Program, ArtPace, San Antonio (2002), the Creative Artist Program Award from Cultural Arts Council of Houston (2000), the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, New York (1995), Project Grant from the Canada Council (1994), the Creative Artist Program Award from Cultural Arts Council of Houston (1994), and the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Award (1993). Her work was recently included in the group exhibition Texas Women: A New History of Abstract Art at the San Antonio Museum of Art (2020).