Sharon Epstein

email Ritual & Symbolism

I am a textile and glass artist, who trained at the Glasgow School of Art. Following my education in Scotland, I attended the Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada. I now live and work in Toronto, and am a founding member of Toronto’s Contemporary Textile Co-op. My artistic practice includes screen printing, digital printing, stitching, collage, drawing, and stained glass. I engage in these practices to connect with the natural environment.

Influenced by my travels and exposure to various traditions, my work explores the colors, richness, and layering found in Indian textiles and mark making from my recent art residency in Cove Park Scotland and Israel. Works have been exhibited in Britain and North America including in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Skirball Museum in Los Angeles and most recently the Yeshiva University Museum in New York, and the Morris and Sally Justein Museum at Baycrest Hospital, Toronto.

I have become increasingly fascinated with everyday ceremonial objects, throughout the past 30 years I have completed major commissions for spiritual spaces and hospitals in Canada and USA.

Commission Process: Sharon Epstein has experience in developing commissions for varied environments. She has worked in tandem with architects, professional and volunteer committees to create works suitable for the needs of each individual congregation or organization.

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