Sharon Lockhart (born 1964) is an American artist whose work considers social subjects primarily through motion film and still photography. She received her BFA from San Francisco Art institute in 1991 and her MFA from Art Center College of Design in 1993. She has been a Radcliffe fellow, a Guggenheim fellow, and a Rockefeller fellow. Her films and photographic work have been widely exhibited at international film festivals and in museums, cultural institutions, and galleries around the world. She was an associate professor at the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Fine Arts, resigning from the school in August 2015 in response to the continued administrative turmoil at Roski to take a position at the California Institute for the Arts. Lockhart lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Lockhart was influenced in her work by James Benning, who also teaches at "Cal Arts".