Sharron Antholt was born in California and grew up there. She spent her summers in Jenner on the coast, where her grandmother lived.  When she was 21 she traveled to Pakistan to visit her father who was working on a water project in Lahore. Pakistan was like nothing Antholt had experienced and she wanted to have time to absorb it so she enrolled in the Art Department at Lahore University and stayed for a year.

At the end of that year she had the opportunity to live in Nepal for five years and later for a year in Sri Lanka and then three years in India. These experiences have continued to be an important influence in her work.

Between sojourns in the Indian sub-continent Antholt received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and she lived for a number of years in the Washington DC area where she also exhibited her work. She moved to Bellingham, WA in 1996 to teach at Western Washington University and now lives on Lummi Island.