Sharonna Ray is a visual artist based in Savannah, Georgia. She is an honor graduate of Savannah State University’s Fine Arts program. Sharonna has showcased her artwork in local, national and international juried-exhibitions. To name a few, her artwork has been showcased locally at the Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center as apart of their affiliated organization, Friends of African American Artists’ (FAAA) Small Works Exhibition. Sharonna was selected as a Rising Artist to participate in Miami’s 2018 Art Basel. Sharonna has also received recognition in The Savannah Tribune for her work at the Savannah Art African Museum as an Education and Public Relations intern. Entering 2019, Sharonna now has gallery representation in New York City.
Although Sharonna works in various mediums such as drawing, sculpture and printmaking; painting is her main medium. As an abstract painter, Sharonna is heavily influenced by texture seen in everyday life. Her artwork is abstract, expressive and non-objective. One of the ongoing theme’s in Sharonna’s artwork is depicting the emotional connection that humans have to desserts. She uses a range of mixed media materials such as acrylic paint, clay and gold leaf to depict the abstracted textures of desserts.