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Margo Sharp
Cincinnati, OH
margohausfeld@gmail.com
(941) 321-4012

Work Experience

Full-time Artist – Loveland, OH
2017 – Present – I have left the retail world to fully embrace art as a career and daily source of positivity. I am constantly working on personal pieces, and hope to be taking on commissions full time soon.

Stylist – David’s Bridal, Cincinnati, OH
2015 – 2017 – I got women naked and made them cry, but in a good way.

Sales Supervisor – Macy’s Inc, Cincinnati, OH
2013 – 2014 – Served customers by providing merchandise; supervising staff. Completed store operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results. Maintained store staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.

Merchandiser – Macy’s Inc, Tampa, FL and Cincinnati, OH 2007 – 2013 – Coordination of store front displays, visual floor plan, and maintaining relationships with designers and their products

MIP Vice President & Cofounder, Sarasota, FL 2006 – Mentored & organized within Fine Arts Dept, with specialization in different ways of critique while providing a table for conversation and decision on art theory

Docent, Sarasota Season of Sculpture 2005 – Bay Walk, Sarasota, FL

Studio Assistant, Anna Maria Island, FL 2004 – Building sculptures by Ronald Bladen

Studio Assistant, Sarasota, FL 2004 – Summer assistant for artist Roxie Thomas

Studio Assistant, Sarasota, FL 2004 – Restoration of stainless steel works for sculptor and mentor Vicky Randall

Education

Ringling College of Art & Design – Sarasota, FL, 2002-06 Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Areas of Specialization: Installation, Sculpture, Drawing

Center for Arts & Culture – Aix-en-Provence, France, 2005 Institute for American Universities Study Abroad

Exhibits

UNCORKED – Art, Wine and Music, 2014 – Solo Exhibition, Mio Vino Micro Winery – Deer Park, OH

Art in the Plaza, 2013 – Solo Exhibition, Clifton Plaza – Clifton, OH

From Plow to Chow – Summer Sol Shakedown, 2013 – Group Exhibition, Peterloon Estate – Indian Hill, OH

Nomadic Nights, 2013 – Group Exhibition, Pura Vida – Cincinnati, OH

Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition, 2006 – Group Exhibition – Sarasota, FL

Set & Drift, 2006 – Two-person show + lectures, Crossley Gallery – Sarasota, FL

Information Saturated – A Mind Map Show, 2005 – Open exhibition, Kevin Costello: Curator, Crossley Gallery – Sarasota, FL

Art Exposition France, 2005 – Group exhibition, Center for Arts & Culture – Aix-en-Provence, France

To Be an Attractive, Clean & Aesthetically Pleasing City, 2004 – Collaborative installation, Sarasota Coffee & Tea Co. – Sarasota, FL

Ringling Representative, 2004 – Group exhibition, Keating Gallery – Sarasota, FL

Merxbau: Far Away Places, 2004 – Group installation – An homage to Kurt Schwitters, Art Center of Sarasota – Sarasota, FL

Best of Ringling, 2003, 2004 – Juried exhibition, Selby Gallery – Sarasota, FL

Awards / Honors

Ringling College of Art & Design Road Show, 2006 – Top student works selected to tour United States

Nominee & Recipient of the Center for Arts & Culture, 2005 – Study Abroad Program, Aix-en-Provence, France

RCAD Fine Arts Representative, 2004 – Six month gallery showing given to top artist in each department

Harris Award, 2004 – Ringling School of Art & Design

Best of Ringling Student Juried Show, 2004 – Selection Best of Core Student Juried Show, 2003 – Selection / 2nd place recipient

Ringling Visionary, 2003 – Chosen to represent Ringling College of Art & Design to raise money at a charity event by making artwork