D. Marshall Sharpe

Associate Professor of Art


Marshall Sharpe, born in 1988, is from Greensboro, NC. He received his BA in Studio Art from Elon University in 2010 and his MFA in Painting from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2020. Sharpe teaches painting and drawing courses at Bakersfield College in Southern California as an Associate Professor.  His creative work focuses on ancestry, identity, and transience.

He has exhibited his work in solo exhibitions at the New York City Phoenix Art Collective, UCSB’s Glassbox Gallery, and the Czong Institute of Contemporary Art in Gyeonggi-do, Korea.  The work has also been included in invitational and juried exhibitions at the Art Design and Architecture Museum, CA, The Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, the Woodbury Museum in Orem, Utah, California State University Long Beach, California State Channel Islands, Elon University, and the Honolulu Museum of Art School. His work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Hawaii Public Radio, Lum Art Magazine, and the Santa Barbara Independent.

Instagram: @marshall_sharpe

Examples of Sharpe's Work

Man with one eye partially closed.Lament, Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, 30" x 40", 2023

Man in chair looking thoughtful with chessboard on table.Game Night, Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 30" x 40", 2023