Founded in 2007, Two Coats of Paint is a widely read art blog that features short commentary about current painting exhibitions, artist interviews, pointed responses to art criticism in the mainstream media, studio visits, and “quick study” reading lists. In the coming year, while continuing to publish the shorter posts the blog is known for, Butler will develop a series of longer, more rigorous comparative essays.

Sharon Butler is an art blogger, painter, and arts writer with extensive experience in digital media. Her work has been published in the Brooklyn Rail, the Huffington PostHyperallergic, the American Prospect, and other publications. She has taught at Massachusetts College of Art, SUNY Purchase, the University of Connecticut, and American University, among other institutions. Since January 2013, Butler has been affiliated with Brown University, where she teaches a course on artists’ books. She is represented by Pocket Utopia in New York.