After studying children's book illustration and bookbinding at the Rhode Island School of Design, Cory Anne Sharer graduated in 2006 with a BFA in Illustration. She has since gone on to become a graphic/web designer and curator at The Cooperstown Art Association Galleries in upstate New York. She now has 6 years experience in web/graphic design including book design, logos, branding and creating the look and feel for fundraisers, exhibits and companies. She is proficient in HTML, CSS, Photoshop and Illustrator. She also makes miniature book earrings, journals, and other paper products from found and recycled materials and sells them all over the area. She enjoys aged letters, tea, windmills and the sun.
Education Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration.
Traditional Skills Painting and Drawing Media Watercolor, acrylic, graphite, colored pencils, ink. Bookmaking Artist’s books, sketchbooks, pop-ups, b0okbinding.
Professional Experience 2011 Icon & logo design for Entrenza, LLC. 2006 - present Assistant Director of the Cooperstown Art Association. Ongoing graphic & web design for the Cooperstown Art Association 2006 Initial website design for the Cooperstown Art Association Icon designs for Faneuil Media. Business card design for Faneuil Media. Website design for Faneuil Media 2001 Logo Design for the Leatherstocking Theater Company, Cooperstown, NY. 2000 Commissioned to paint mural advertisement for Charlotte’s Vineyard, Middlefield, NY. Commissioned to paint life size mascot for Cherry Valley-Springfield School, NY. 2002-6 Glimmerglass Opera Concessions, Cooperstown, NY.
Exhibitions 2008 There is More Under the Water Than Fish, Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY 2006 The Art of Food, Glimmerglass Opera (Cooperstown Art Association), Cooperstown, NY Senior Illustration Show, Woods Gerry Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI. Eye Candy, ISB Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI. 2005 Illustration Biennial Juried Show, Woods Gerry Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI. Trent Burleson Juried Show, ISB Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI. 2002 “A Room With A View”, Roseboom Historical Society, Roseboom, NY.
Awards 2002-6 Honor Student, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. 2002-06 Academic Scholarship Recipient, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI