Sharyn Bradford was born in New York City in 1967. She studied Fine Art at New York University and earned a BS in Fine Art in 1989 and an MA in Art Education in 1998.
During her graduate work at NYU, Sharyn’s sculptures were selected for a group show in NYU’s Fine Art Gallery space.
Sharyn has been working in the art world in many capacities. She worked in the photography world in the early to mid 1990’s as an interior and still-life stylist. She styled both editorial and commercial projects. Sharyn states that “the marriage of product, composition, and message was both challenging and intriguing.”
During this time, her love of photography was abundant. She had multiple solo and group shows of her photography.
In the late 1990’s, Sharyn taught art in a magnet charter school in East Harlem. Sharyn was often visited by foreign educational dignitaries who were escorted by the Chairman of CSI, the organization that distributes the Annenberg Funds to NYC public schools. She was asked to create and direct the first professional art gallery for NYC public school children- Public School ArtWorks (PSA), funded in part by CSI & philanthropic New Yorkers.
As its founding director, Sharyn produced major gallery shows in the permanent gallery space donated by the Tisch family, along with traveling shows in the CitiCorp building.
The shows were curated by the head curator of the Guggenheim Museum. The children created the art, helped curate the shows, and learned all aspects of art creation and the business of art. Sharyn holds a Bachelor of Science in Fine Art & a Master of Art in Art Education. Both from New York University.