Sharyn Wortman was born in 1970 in Melbourne, Australia.
She received a BA(Hons) in Visual Communication (1993) from RMIT Australia and a BA FineArt (Hons) in 2020 at Hong Kong Art School. In 2023 she completed her Masters at the Royal College of Art in London where she now resides.
Working at a crossover between the haptic and the optic, Sharyn works to escape the boundaries of medium, presenting her audience with realms of otherness. Exploring the materiality of the possible, rather than creating heavy matter, she manifests liminal spaces that quiver on the edge of their own disappearance.
Sharyn is an honorary Yeoman of The Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers alias Wire Workers of the City of London. She was awarded a fellowship of the Royal Society of the Arts in 2010 and named by The Observer as one of The Future 500 Rising Stars in 2009. She has exhibited in London and Hong Kong and Australia.