Sharon Callner, an Associate Teaching Professor in the Studio Art Department, brings many years of Art experience to the University of Missouri at St. Louis. Her range includes working as a Free-Lance artist for 20 years where she invented premiums and in-packs for such companies as Quaker Oats, Ovaltine, and Curtis Candy Company and created figurative architectural items for such companies as the Playboy Corporation of Chicago. Callner has also taught classes for Chicago area art centers, such as the Evanston Art Center and North Shore Art Center. She holds an Illinois State K-14 Teaching and Supervising Certificate and has taught Art in the Illinois Public Schools where she was the Chair of Art Department and co-authored the Art Curriculum Guide for Illinois School District 149 (Five Schools.) She was a Curator for Metropolitan Structures Corporation and created, developed, coordinated, directed and installed a large gallery exhibition space in Chicago, Il where she worked with the eight Chicago major institutions and museums: The Art Institute of Chicago, The Adler Planetarium, The Shedd Aquarium, The Museum of Science and Industry, The Field Museum, The Chicago Historical Society, The DuSable Museum of African American History, The Chicago Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Since receiving her MFA from Northern Illinois University in 1995 she has taught Art at several colleges and universities, including Northern Illinois University, Waubonsee Community College in Illinois and Fontbonne College and St. Louis Community College – Meramec in Missouri.
Callner exhibits her work regionally and nationally and is in many private and corporate collections. She interprets cultural, social, and historical events through her personal perspective.
Associate Teaching Professor
208 Fine Arts Building