Shoshanna Ahart, Artist


  • 1990 Master of Fine Arts, Painting, American University, Washington DC
  • 1984 Bachelor of Arts, Arts/Honors in Art (Minor, Theatre), Marietta College, Marietta OH



  • 2011
    •Art Buzz Worldwide Visual Arts Competition—selected for inclusion in the Fine Art Book,
    Art Buzz, The 2011 Collection
    • The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Artist Residency, Amherst VA
  • 2000 & 1994 DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Artists Grant, Washington DC
  • 1998 & 1995 Oberpfaelzer Kuenstlerhaus, Artist-in-Residence, Schwandorf, Germany
  • 1997 Mecklenburgisches Kuenstlerhaus, Artist-in-Residence, Plueschow, Germany
  • 1992 - 1994 National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, CAVA Fellowship, Miami Beach FL
  • 1994 Marietta College, 1994 Outstanding Young Alumna Award, Marietta OH
  • 1992 The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Artist Residency, Sweetbriar VA
  • 1991 Vogelstein Foundation, Ludwig Vogelstein Award for Visual Arts, Brooklyn NY
  • 1990
    •Maryland Federation of Art, Juror’s Choice Award, Annapolis MD
    •American University, Stanley J. Wolpoff Award (works on paper), Washington DC
    •Vermont Studio Center, Artist Residency, Johnson, VT


Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2012 Coming Home, Information Center Altmuehltal Nature Park, Eichstaett, Germany
  • 2010 The Color of the Moment, Galerie Johanniskirche, Eichstaett, Germany
  • 2009 Conversations with Nature, Galerie der Sparkasse, Eichstaett, Germany
  • 2007
    •Shoshanna Ahart - Pastels, Gallery Plan b, Washington, DC
    •Four Seasons, Tourist Information Center Altmuehltal Nature Park, Eichstaett, Germany
  • 2006
    •Eichstaett – Ansichten & Einblicke, Galerie Johanniskirche, Eichstaett, Germany
    •Colors of Spring, Galerie bei der Komoedie, Augsburg, Germany
  • 2005
    •Eichstaett, Impressions of An American, Galerie der Sparkasse, Eichstaett, Germany
    •Shoshanna Ahart Paintings, Mark Palmer Gallery, Paducah, KY
  • 2003 Fleeting Moments, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
  • 2001 Intimate Views, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
  • 1998
    •Oberpfaelzer Kuenstlerhaus, Schwandorf, Germany
    •Southside Gallery, Oxford, MS
  • 1992
    •Dumbarton Concert Gallery, Washington, DC
    •Herman Fine Arts Center, Marietta College, Marietta, OH


Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2012 Painting, Drawing, Sculpture from the Munich Künstlergenossenschaft, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
  • 2008 America Meets Bavaria, Oberpfaelzer Kuenstlerhaus, Schwandorf, Germany
  • 2005 The Language of Art, ache700 Art Center, Salzburg, Austria
    Guest Curator: Daniel Hauben, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2002 Paintings – Shoshanna Ahart, Laurie Breen & Diane Mesirow, The Results Gallery, Washington DC
  • 1999 Landscape, Wilson Center Gallery, Washington DC
    Juror: Ross Merrill, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
  • 1998 Masters of Ceremony, William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, Atlanta GA
  • 1997
    •Mid-Atlantic Art Exhibition, d’Art Center, Norfolk, VA
    Juror: Eileen Mott, Virginia Museum of Fine Art
    •2nd National Painting Exhibition, Madison Avenue Art Gallery, Memphis TN
  • 1995
    •American Painters: Shoshanna Ahart & Hilary Helfant, Oberpfaelzer Kuenstlerhaus,
    Schwandorf, Germany
    •Strictly Painting, Emerson Gallery, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean VA
    Juror: Ashley Kistler, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
  • 1994
    •Shoshanna Ahart & Beau Gillespie: CAVA Fellows of the National Foundation for Advancement
    in the Arts, Ground Level Gallery, South Florida Art Center, Miami Beach FL
    •Painting ‘94, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington VA
    Juror: Donald Kuspit, editor, Art Criticism
  • 1993
    •National Painting Exhibition, Bowery Gallery, New York NY
    Jurors: Artists, Lois Dodd and Rosemarie Beck
    •7th Annual Women in the Visual Arts Exhibition, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven CT
    Juror: Susana Jacobson, Yale School of Art


Professional Experience

  • 2006 to present Adjunt Professor, Painting, Catholic University, Eichstaett, Germany
  • 1996 – 97 Freelance Properties Designer, Arena Stage & Folger Elizabethan Theatre, Washington DC
  • 1996 Guest Lecturer, National Building Museum, Washington DC
  • 1992 Guest Artist/Lecturer (in conjunction with solo exhibition), Marietta College, Marietta OH
  • 1991 – 92 Drawing Instructor, Arlington County Parks and Recreation Service, Arlington VA
  • 1984 – 87 Graphic Designer, Pyramid Paper Company, Urbana IL



  • Corporate Collection, Sparkasse Bank, Germany
  • City of Schwandorf, Collection at Kebbel-Villa, Schwandorf, Germany
  • Images of Washington, City of Washington DC, Commission on the Arts Collection
  • President’s Collection, Marietta College, Marietta OH
  • Quadrangle Development Corporation, Washington DC
  • The Watkins Collection, American University, Washington DC
  • Private Collections in Europe, Asia & the USA