The Artist

National Association of Women Artists Award, New York Academy of Art May 11, 2023
MFA Degree, New York Academy of Art, May 11, 2023

I am Barbara L Sharp, a student focusing on painting at the New York Academy of Art in the Class of 2023 as a candidate for the Masters of Fine Art degree..

I am a diagnostic radiologist and interventional mammographer by training, worked for twenty-eight years in a large radiology group in Jacksonville, Florida, and now volunteer during the summer as a physician in Karatu, Tanzania at a small rural medical center.

I attended high school in Taiwan where I was fascinated by cultures and languages. I studied Mandarin language, calligraphy, and Chinese brush painting as a teenager. While practicing medicine, I participated in many art workshops in Jacksonville, New York, San Francisco, and Europe.

Abbreviated Bio

Yale College, BA degree (Chinese Studies)
Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, MD degree
University of California San Francisco, Diagnostic Radiology residency
University of California San Francisco, GI Imaging fellowship
Chairperson, Department of Radiology, HCA-Memorial Medical Center, Jacksonville, Florida
Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, Florida, Board Member 2002-2012
Volunteer Physician, Foundation for African Medicine and Education (FAME), Karatu, Tanzania
San Francisco Art Institute, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
New York Academy of Art, Master of Fine Art Candidate, May 2023
Licensed physician, Florida, California, & Tanzania
Origins: Norway, Germany, Connecticut
Languages: English, Mandarin, some French
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