Sharon Duymel (b.1971 Utrecht, The Netherlands) an Auckland-based artist, graduated with an MFA from Whitecliffe College of Arts, in 2022.
Duymel’s practice is concerned with exploring the problematic space of being unable to use her voice. Whilst reflecting the internalisation of her own identity, Sharon attempts to translate the complexities of the interior mind by giving a psychological reading, through the physicality of the body. She often uses the female form to invoke her female perspective of lived experience.
Sharon seeks to carve out her own space to speak about female agency, in an effort to raise awareness of her experiences and challenges as a woman today.
Sharon Duymel's work MotherMother II has recently been selected as a finalist in the 2023 Parkin Drawing Prize.
Pathos was selected to form the Molly Morpeth Canaday Award Painting and Drawing 2023 Finalists' Exhibition.
Duymel has exhibited her work widely throughout New Zealand. Her work is represented in private collections in New Zealand, Dubai, Singapore, Japan and the USA.
Public collections include the Parliamentary Collection, Wellington, The New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington.