Sharon Tang

Sharon Tang is an artist and scientist in Madison, WI. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Queens, NY, Sharon took the scenic route while making her way to the Midwest. After completing her undergraduate degree in Studio art and Russian studies in upstate New York, she taught kindergarten and 1st grade in Washington, D.C. for several years and then earned her masters in speech-language pathology in Baltimore. She finally landed in Madison in 2013 and has made it home ever since.

In her free time, Sharon creates her own oil and acrylic paintings in her home studio and is broadly driven by the intersections found in discovery, creativity, communication, and connection with others. She is thrilled to combine these interests through mural making to help communities engage in the spaces around them. In addition to painting and designing murals as a lead artist at Dane Arts Mural Arts, Sharon is currently a cell and molecular biology PhD candidate at UW-Madison studying wound healing in bacterial infections of the heart. She believes there is incredible potential to enhance the accessibility of science through art and finds a beautiful balance swapping between petri dishes and paint brushes every day.