MFA from Indiana University-Bloomington, USA

Sharon Lindenfeld is Assistant Professor of Printmaking at Zayed University, UAE. She obtained her MFA from Indiana University, in Bloomington, IN, USA. Sharon is a printmaker who focuses on large scale copper etchings. Using experimental etching methods and reworking the same plates over many years, she creates series of unique, multi-layered multi-media monoprints. Before coming to ZU, she taught college art courses in institutions ranging from a maximum security prison to the Ivy League.


Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi


+971 2 599 3618

Teaching Areas

Printmaking, Foundations, Drawing, Book Structures

Research and Professional Activities

Sharon worked on intaglio and silkscreen editions for leading contemporary artists such as Chuck Close, Julie Mehretu, Alex Katz, and Mickalene Thomas while at Burnet Editions and Brand X Editions in New York City. Duties included printing editions, color proofing, managing studios, and liasoning with artists and galleries. From this experience, Sharon brings a focus on craftsmanship, innovation, and collaboration to her teaching.
For her personal artwork, recent projects include a hand-built oversized ferric chloride tank with which she etched 4 by 5 foot copper plates and printed a series of large-scale multi-color etchings. She has also sourced reclaimed industrial copper plates that have been folded and  jaggedly cut, hammering, sanding, and etching them to create physical, visceral print objects.

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