Sharon Horvath grew up in Cleveland Ohio and moved to NYC when she was 17, receiving a BFA from the Cooper Union and a MFA from Tyler School of Art. She lived for years abroad in Rome and Amsterdam and currently lives and works in Queens, New York. Horvath is Professor of Art in Painting and Drawing at Purchase College, SUNY and was inducted into the National Academy Museum in 2016. Horvath received a Fulbright Research Fellowship to India for 2013-14.
Other distinctions include a John Simon Guggenheim fellowship, the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, the Anonymous was a Woman award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Painting, two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants, a Prize for Painting from the National Academy Museum, a Mid-Atlantic NEA Regional Fellowship, an Elizabeth Foundation Grant for Painting. Horvath exhibits with Lori Bookstein Projects, NY , Victoria Munroe Fine Art, NY Pierogi Gallery, NY, The Drawing Room Gallery, East Hampton and the Albert Merola Gallery in Provincetown, MA.