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Sharon Singer was born in England, in 1965 and now resides and works in New Zealand. She gained a BA in Visual Art and Design (2000) and completed her MFA (2008). She has participated in numerous solo exhibitions, group shows and national awards including NZ Portrait Award, Wellington (Finalist 2000), James Wallace Art Award Auckland (finalist 2003), Waikato National Art Award, Hamilton (Merit 2001), and Norse wear Art Award (Winner 2002). As well as recently venturing into illustration in Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, edited by Jack Zipes (2nd edition, New York: Routledge 2006),and Utopian Tales; edited by Jack Zipes (The Caseroom Press U.K 2008).Her work is held in private and public collections in New Zealand and internationally. She has worked with fairy tales and myth as the subject of her paintings since 2000., invoking concerns such as narrative and meta-fictional awareness, feminist re-telling and fairy tale as popular culture.