Born in 1965 in Montreal, Canada, Sharon Engelstein currently lives and works in Houston, TX. Engelstein earned a BFA in Mass Communication/Journalism and Sculpture at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL (1987), and a MFA in Sculpture at Claremont Graduate School, CA (1990). Engelstein has exhibited widely throughout the US, including solo exhibitions at Locust Projects, Miami, FL (2002); the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX (2001); and Sala Diaz, San Antonio, TX (2000); Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; Project Row Houses, Houston, TX (1996); and the Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, IL (1992). Engelstein has been included in group exhibitions at the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa (2002); Exit Art, New York, NY (2001); Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA (1999); and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, CA (1996). She was a Core Fellow at Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, TX. In addition she has received awards from the Cultural Arts Council of Houston, TX., Louis Comfort Tiffany, and the National Endowment for the Art.