Bio + CV


Artists Statement
I am an artist with a research-based practice that utilizes drawing, video and collaborative processes. The bulk of my studio practice and research cuts across and brings together my interests in alternative social histories, language, place, intuitive processes and craft. In the studio I work both independently and collaboratively, adopting the methodology and materials that speak to the project I am engaged with. Alternative social formations and their relationship to the land are persistent areas of interest for me.

Drawing from imagery and ideas surrounding craft, labor, and utopian ideals put forth by figures like William Morris, the Roycrofters, Sister Corita Kent, and the Constructivists, my recent work explores visual representations of landscape and their shifting in the western mind with notions like hope, fear and “glory.” My current project, Youth Communes and The Pacific States, is a response to media-based imagery of separatist, utopian and other types of communal worlds that emerged in American popular culture during the 1960’s and 1970’s. As I engage with these images I seek to decode and deconstruct their significations while disrupting the nostalgic lens through which they are often viewed.


Bio
Sarah G. Sharp holds an MFA and an MA in Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism and Theory from Purchase College, SUNY. She is the recipient of a Getty Library Research Grant, a BRIC Arts Media Fellowship, residency awards at Cortijada Los Gázquez in Almeria, Spain, The Vermont Studio Center, and The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center. Exhibitions include The Aldrich Museum, Real Art Ways, Hampden Gallery at UMass Amherst, Frederieke Taylor Gallery and Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, NY. Her oral history interview with Elaine Reichek was published by the Smithsonian Institute’s Archives of American Art in 2009. She is co-founder of COHORT artist’s collective, Assistant Professor in the Visual Art Department at University of Maryland, Baltimore County in Baltimore and faculty in the Art Practice MFA Program at SVA in New York. Sarah lives and works in Brooklyn and Baltimore.


Artist and Curator CV
Education
MFA 2008 Purchase College, SUNY
MA 2008 Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism and Theory, Purchase College, SUNY
BA 1999 Media Studies, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

Curatorial Projects
2016
Original Copy, Spring/Break Art Show, New York, NY (w/ Parsley Steinweiss)
Land(Scape), Screening, Terrault Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2015
USE VALUE, Spring/Break Art Show, New York, NY
Animal Architectures, Wythe Studio, Brooklyn, NY

2014
OFFLINE, Radiator Gallery, Long Island City, NY

2011
From Dexter To Sinister, the dirty dirty, Brooklyn, NY

2010
Seachange, Vox Pop, Brooklyn, NY

Exhibition Record
2016
The Residents, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NB
the dirty dirty, ZINE MACHINE: Durham Printed Matter Festival, Durham, NC

2015
In Our Cave We See Shadows, Projekt 722, Curated by Fanny Allie and Ketta Ioannidou
Notes on a Working Space, Museo de Los Sures, Brooklyn, NY
USE VALUE, Spring/Break Art Show, New York, NY
Trek, Kind Aesthetic, Online/Brooklyn, NY
After Image: Contemporary Artists and Photography, Art House Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
Momenta Art Benefit and Auction, Momenta Art, NY

2014
OFFLINE, Radiator Gallery, Long Island City, NY
(Not) Here, (Not) Now, screening, Videology, Brooklyn, NY
Momenta Art Benefit and Auction, Momenta Art, NY

2013
Pluto Party, Present Company, Brooklyn, NY
On the (Queer) Waterfront: Brooklyn Histories, The Pop-up Museum of Queer History, Brooklyn, NY
Momenta Art Benefit and Auction, Momenta Art, NY
Lesbian Herstory Archives 40th Anniversary Art Benefit, Alexander Gray Associates, NY

2012
Anywhere But Here, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY
The Fool's Journey, Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY
On The Fence, the dirty dirty, Brooklyn, NY
Many Conversations, Present Company, Brooklyn, NY
Lo Sublimo, Northside Festival, Brooklyn, NY

2011
The Interconnected World, Hampden Gallery, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Momenta Art Benefit and Auction, Momenta Art, Loretta Howard Gallery, NY
Art Connects New York Inaugural Benefit and Auction, Splattered Columns, NY
Here, There and Everywhere, Transcultural Exchange, Boston MA
The Pop-up Museum of Queer History, Leslie Lohman Gallery, NY
The Pop-up Museum of Queer History, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Cutters, The Parlour, Brooklyn, NY
The Myth and the Mountain, 143 Richardson St, Brooklyn, NY
Peering In, Topaz Arts, Queens, NY

2010
Family Crests for the Disenfranchised, Gallery 1724, Houston, TX (solo)
Future Tense, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, NY
The Last Supper, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY
Visionary Sanctuary, Mercy First, Brooklyn, NY
light, Shine Studio, East Hampton, NY (sol)

2009
Content and Discontent, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, NY
Derived, Borrowed and Stolen, Broadway Gallery, NY
We Were There, Alexander Gray Associates, NY
Live New Abstraction, ArtSpace, Hartford, CT
Manageable Piles, Homestead Gallery, NY

2008
Power Stations, Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase College, Purchase, NY (solo)
Purchase College MFA Thesis Exhibition, curated by Thom Collins,The White Box Gallery Annex, NY

2007
50,000 Beds, curated by Chris Doyle, shown concurrently at The Aldrich Museum, CT, Real ArtWays, Hartford, CT and Art Space, New Haven, CT
Place-Setting, Supreme Trading, Brooklyn, NY

2006
Over and Out, Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase College, Purchase, NY

2005
10-4, Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase College, Purchase, NY

2004
Slightly Off Center, curated by Ethelyn Honig, 55 Mercer Street Gallery, NY
Edible Complex, Red Mill Gallery, Johnson, VT (solo)

2002
New Visions: Introductions, curated by Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Caroline Ponce de Leon, and Karen Tsujimoto, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA
Urban Sightings, San Pablo Art Gallery, San Pablo, CA

Guest Lectures
2015
Visiting Critic, Graduate Seminar, International Center for Photography, New York, NY

2014
Guest Speaker, DELVE, Videology, Brooklyn, NY, Topic: The Moving Image + Art
Gallery Talk, OFFLINE Radiator Gallery, Long Island City, NY
Guest Speaker, MFA in Art Practice Professional Practices, Brooklyn, NY

2013
Guest Speaker, FORTH (Feminists Organizing Real Transformation Here), SUNY Purchase, Topic: Cyborgs Now: Hybrid Bodies in Contemporary Art

2012
Guest Speaker, Anywhere But Here, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY

2010
Guest Speaker, Cortijada Los Gázquez, Andalucía, Spain
Visiting Artist and Workshop leader, Mercy First, Brooklyn, NY

2007
Guest Speaker, The Aldrich Museum, 50,000 Beds Panel, Ridgefield, CT

Publications
2016
Understanding Whole Systems, Artists book, Self-published

2014
“Rhizomes Realized: New Media Forms in the Material World,” OFFLINE, Catalogue, Radiator Gallery.
#imaginaryspaces, Kind Aesthetic Blog, New York, NY, March, http://kindaesthetic.com/blog/2014/3/14/sarah-g-sharp-guest-post-imaginaryspaces
Cortijo de Las Vacas, Ad for MA in Modern & Contemporary Art, Criticism & Theory, Purchase College,ArtForum, September.

2011
From Dexter to Sinister: An Ongoing Exchange Between Poets and Visual Artists, Self-Published.

2010
Powerhouse II, Ad for MA in Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism and Theory, Purchase College, ArtForum, October.

2009
Oral History Interview with Elaine Reichek, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institute

2005
How May I Help You? cover image, Section B, Seven Days, Burlington, VT, November.

Bibliography
2015
Benjamin Sutton, “Your Concise Guide to the 2015 Bushwick Open Studios,” Hyperallergic, June 1.
Enrico Gomez, “Summer Starts in Brooklyn,” Brooklyn Art Guide, WagMag, June 4.
Etty Yaniv, “Eclectic Transactions at Spring/Break,” Arts In Bushwick, March 14.
Douglas Turner, “Armory Week - Smartest Art I Found,” The Architecture of Tomorrow, March 13.
After Image: Contemporary Artists and Photography, Catalogue, Art House Productions, April.

2014
Allison Hewitt Ward, “Faculty Feature: The Contested Territories of Sarah G. Sharp,” SVA Art Practice Blog, March 5. http://svaartpractice.tumblr.com/post/80575271169/faculty-feature-the-
contested-territories-of-sarah-g

2013
Mike Stabile, “A Google Map of Brooklyn’s Lost Queer History,” The Pop-up Museum of Queer History Blog, October 8. http://tmblr.co/ZzX-pvx7_Iqa

2012
The Fool's Journey, Catalogue, Curious Matter Gallery.
Kim Gordon, “Artist to Watch – Sarah G. Sharp,” Mediuum Art, October. http://artblog.mediuum.com/post/33044980018/artist-to-watch-sarah-g-sharp

2011
Sarah G. Sharp, Gorky's Granddaughter, September. http://www.gorkysgranddaughter.com/2011/10/sarah-g-sharp-sept-2011.html
Here, There, and Everywhere: Anticipating the Art of The Future, Catalogue, Transcultural Exchange.
Robin Marie Wilcox, "Mountain Glory," May 22. http://robynmariewilcox.com/post/5735705550/sarah-g-sharp-mountain-glory-2011-vinyl-and

2010
David Appleton, "It's Art But Is It Heraldry?" Heraldry: Musings on An Esoteric Topic, February 11, http://blog.appletonstudios.com/2010/02/its-art-but-is-it-heraldry.html.
Leni Zumas, "From Dexter to Sinister," Ambulacra, February 1, http://farewellnavigator.blogspot.com

2007
Linda Yablonsky, "Hotel Rooms Become Overnight Stars," The New York Times, July 8, Arts Section.
Adrian Brunesci, "Behind Closed Doors," Hartford Courant, July 22, Arts Section.
Denise Markonish, "45 Check-Ins," 50,000 Beds, Catalogue, Aldrich Museum.

2005
"Apiary Art," The New York Times, December 11, Arts Section, Westchester Edition.
"Grad Student Art Show at Purchase," The Greenwich Times, December 9, Arts Section.

2002
"New Visions: Introductions 2002," A Work in Progress, July
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Awards, Grants and Residencies
2015
Artist in Residence, Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation, Mana Contemporary Art, Jersey City, NJ

2010
Artist in Residence, Joya at Cortijada Los Gázquez, Almeria, Spain
Selection for Art Connects New York
Faculty Development Grant, Vermont State Colleges

2009
BRIC Media Arts Fellowship
Kimmel Harding Nelson Award and Residency
Vermont Studio Center Residency
Selection for Slide Slam, Real Artways, Hartford, CT

2008
The Getty Research Institute Library Research Grant
Alternate, Hayward/Soros Prize for Fine Art, American Austrian Foundation
Selection for Slide Slam, Real Artways, Hartford, CT

2007-08
Dr. Noel S. and Richard B. Frackman Graduate Scholarship, Purchase College, SUNY

2005-07
School of Art & Design Graduate Scholarship, Purchase College, SUNY

Collections
Eileen S Kaminsky Family Foundation, New York, NY
Timothy Deason Gallery, Houston, TX
Joya at Cortijada Los Gázquez, Almeria, Spain
Mills College Printmaking Department, Oakland, CA
Mercy First through Art Connects New York, Brooklyn, NY
Private Collections

Professional Organizations
2008-present
Founder, COHORT, An artist's collective.
Member, College Art Association