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​Shari Weschler  *Sumo Bunni

Shari Weschler, branded as Sumo Bunni, is an American figural narrative painter who exhibits nationally and internationally.  She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art, with concentration in painting and art history.  While attending MICA she studied drawing, printmaking, and gelatin silver photography. 


Her exhibition history includes over thirty solo and forty group shows and has been published extensively.   She is an avid collector of fine art and masks.  She was the owner and director of Coastal Contemporary Gallery founded May of 2018 in Newport, Rhode Island.  The gallery represented over thirty exceptional national and regional artists and collaborated with independent curators and local ventures. Her business won Best of Rhode Island, RI Monthly 2021 for Contemporary Gallery. 


Weschler has served in various positions including board member, curator, co-curator, juror, consultant and portfolio reviewer for other prestigious galleries, associations, and collaboratives.  While actively maintaining her creative practice, she also works as an executive assistant and offers private coaching, portfolio reviews and content writing to artists.

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