Lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Associate Professor / Program Head of Glass
Tyler School of Art of Temple University


E D U C A T I O N
MFA Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
BA The George Washington University, Washington, DC


S O L O   E X H I B I T I O N S 
2 0 1 6
upcoming (Untitled) Barton Museum, Wilson, NC

2 0 1 5
 "Co-Pilot" Rowan College at Gloucester County, NJ

2 0 1 0 / 1 1
"She Repairs It" (sited installation), Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia PA

2 0 1 0 / 1 1
"Victim's Impact Statement" (sited video installation), Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia PA

2 0 0 7 / 0 8
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, Delaware

2 0 0 5
Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, Nevada
Gallery 817, University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA

2 0 0 4
Podium Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

2 0 0 3
Nexus Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Field Installation (line) in Abandoned Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2 0 0 2
Field Installation (church) in Abandoned Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Field Installation (arch) in Abandoned Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ester Allen Greer Museum, University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, Ohio

2 0 0 1
Museum of Art, Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

2 0 0 1 / 0 2
The Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas

2 0 0 0
Carrera Gallery, Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida

1 9 9 9
Corridor Artspace, Kansas City, Missouri
Writers Place, Kansas City, Missouri


G R O U P    E X H I B I T I O N S
2 0 1 7
upcoming Pilchuck Gallery, Seattle WA

2 0 1 6
upcoming River House Arts, Toledo OH

2 0 1 6
"HUSH"  Philadelphia Art Alliance, with Megan Biddle, Amber Cowan, and Jessica Jane Julius
Philadelphia PA

2 0 1 5
"Peregrinations, Constellations" Schema Projects, NY

2 0 1 4
Exhibition Rhizope, Museum of Art and Design
Tallinn, Estonia

2 0 1 4
12th National Drawing Invitational: Outside the Lines
Arkansas Art Center,Little Rock, AR
(two works acquired by the museum)

2 0 1 2
LUX, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

2 0 1 1
"Abstract ∞", Ice Box, Phildadelphia PA

2 0 0 9
Gallery Joe, Philadelphia

2 0 0 7 / 0 8
Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York

2 0 0 7
Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2 0 0 6
Aqua Art with Gallery Joe, Miami, Florida

2 0 0 5
Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Selections from the flatfiles at Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, New York
Ice Box, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aqua Art with Gallery Joe, Miami, Florida
Scope Art with Gallery Joe, New York

2 0 0 4
Art Museum of the Americas, Washington DC
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
314 Brown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
US Botanic Gardens Washington DC

2 0 0 3
Gallery 817, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
314 Brown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2 0 0 2
Minima, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri
314 Brown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gallery 817, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2 0 0 1
Corcoran Gallery of Art / Hemicycle Gallery, Washington DC
Temple Gallery Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Art Center Gallery Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Missouri
Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona

2 0 0 0
Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, Virginia
Bristol Art Museum Bristol, Rhode Island
Studio 107 Whiteville, North Carolina

1 9 9 9
1900 Main Kansas City, Missouri


P R E S S
2 0 1 5
http://tamarzinn.blogspot.com/2015/03/a-glimpse-of-bushwick-schema-tsa.html

2 0 1 0
Edith Newhall, "Artworks of in, but not of, Eastern State Penitentiary" Philadelphia Inquirer
Natalie Pompilio, "Artist Sharyn O'Mara's video installation reveals lingering impact on victim of a savage attack" Philadelphia Daily News


2 0 0 8
Merle Molofsy, "Shattering Glass: New Perspectives" www.ifpe.org.Reviews/Art-01.pdf

2 0 0 7
Victoria Donohoe,“DCCA” The Philadelphia Inquirer
Christopher Yasiejko,“Time passes (and stands still) at DCCA” The News Journal
Jim Ormond, “Shattering Glass at the Katonah Museum of Art: Twenty-two Artists Use Glass in Playful, Meaningful and Magical Ways” Westchester County Business Journal
Maureen Mullarkey “Glass Half Full” The New York Sun
Georgette Gourveia “Seeing glass in a new light: Artists break the mold in a Katonah exhibit” 
The Journal News
Jane K. Dove, “Shattering artistic views and perceptions with glass” The Lewisboro Ledger
Edith Newhall, “Drawings that dot the “i” in ink” Philadelphia Inquirer
Ellen Keiter “Through the Looking Glass” Shattering Glass, catalog essay
Roberta Fallon ,“Editor’s Pick: Ink!” Philadelphia Weekly
Roberta Fallon , “Ink! at Gallery Joe” Artblog

2 0 0 5
Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof , ArtBlog

2 0 0 4
“New Glass Review 25” Corning Museum of Glass
Michael O’Sullivan “Added ‘Dimensions’” Washington Post
Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof ArtBlog
Rachel Zimmerman “Five Sculptors to Watch” Philadelphia Style Magazine

2 0 0 3
Tina Oldknow, John Perrault, Neil Watson “New Glass Review 24” Corning Museum of Glass
Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof Artblog

2 0 0 2
Debra di Blasi “Transient Lives,” catalogue essay for Trax

2 0 0 1
Nicole M. Miller “Putting Their Work Out in the Open” Washington Post
Phillip Earenfight “Translation,” catalogue essay, Museum of Juniata College

2 0 0 0
Mark S. White “Unbroken View” catalogue essay, Wichita State University

1 9 9 9
Elisabeth Kirsch “Variety is the Mark” Kansas City Star


G R A N T S / A W A R D S / H O N O R S
2 0 1 5
Tyler Dean's Research Grant
Temple University Grant-in-Aid of Research

2 0 1 4
Vice Provost for the Arts Research Grant
Temple University Grant-in-Aid of Research

2 0 1 4
Temple University Summer Research Grant
Grant US Embassy in Estonia

2 0 1 3
Vice Provost for the Arts Research Grant

2 0 1 2
Dean's Research Grant

2 0 1 0 - 1 1
Eastern State Penitentiary Artist's Grant

2 0 0 5
John D. and Susan P. Diekman Fellowship
Grant-in-aid of Research, Temple University

2 0 0 4
New Glass Review
Grant from The Leeway Foundation (Window of Opportunity Award)

2 0 0 3
New Glass Review
Summer Research Fellowship, Temple University

2 0 0 2
Grant-in-Aid of Research, Temple University

2 0 0 1
Grant-in-aid of Research, Temple University
Project Grant, Museum of Art, Juniata College

2 0 0 0
Project Grant, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas


C O L L E C T I O N S
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock AR
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY

Philadelphia Eagles / Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia PA
several private collections