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Shari Pedowitz is an abstract artist who views the world as both her canvas and inspiration. Painting since 1987, the self-taught artist has won awards and commissions for her vividly cheerful art from the beginning. She is universally known for vibrant colors, hidden imagery and intriguing titles revealed in more than 1400 lively works of art. Varying in style, mediums and materials, Shari's acclaimed art has been featured in solo and group exhibitions, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and she has paintings on permanent loan to Solebury School and the University of Delaware. Shari has her own product line of accessories, clothing, home goods and stationery and her own fabric and wallpaper line.

Solo Exhibitions, Abridged

2018      Persistence: Abstract Art by Shari Pedowitz
     Back Mountain Memorial Library, Dallas, PA

2016      Healing Waters: Abstract Art by Shari Pedowitz
               Township of Hanover Cultural Arts' Committee's Art on the Wall, Whippany, NJ

2014      Paintings On The F.M. Station: Abstract Art by Shari Pedowitz                     

                The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre, PA


Group Exhibitions, Abridged

2012     Chashama Gala V.I.P. After-party

               New York, NY
2012     Art Takes Times Square

               Times Square, New York, NY
2010     Tisch Galleries, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
               New York, NY
2008    Arts In The Park Festival

               Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton, NJ
1996     Black Arts Festival

               Center for Black Culture, The University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Commissions, Abridged

2017      Private commission, logos, digital art, 5 x 7 inches

2017      Private commission, textile pattern

2014      Private commission, invitations, digital art, 5 x 7 inches
2012      Private commission, invitations, paintings and digital art, 5 x 7 inches
2008   Private commission, Rest Here, acrylic and watercolor on canvas, 14 x 18 inches 
1998      Private commission, Sky Of Carnations, acrylic on canvas, 11 x 14 inches


Department of Anthropology, The University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Solebury School, New Hope, PA
Works held in private collections in the United States



Neja Steer, "Glitter Happens," Start Somewhere Project, June 2020

"Back Mountain Memorial Library to exhibit Shari P. Kantor’s art," The Dallas Post, April 23, 2018,

Alicia Grega, "The Artists' Studio: March 20, 2014, Third Friday,", March 20, 2014,
Jon O'Connell, "Can You Say 'Thanksgivukkah'?," The Times Leader, November 17, 2013,  
Ellen Eldridge, "Deeper Than The Sea by Shari Kantor," Target Audience Magazine, February 2013,, 6
Ellen Eldridge, "The Art of Shari Kantor," Target Audience Magazine, February 2013,, 22-23

Shari is also an award-winning, published poet of more than 400 poems. Her rhythmic poetry varies in style and is marked by very strong imagery. 

"Most Valuable," published in Art Blooms booklet 
Poet, Art Blooms, Cherry Hill, NJ, 2007 and 2008 
“Drained,” published on, 2005 
Poet, Annual Poets’ Invitational, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, 2004 and 2005


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