Born 1974

2000 Master of Fine Art (Distinction) Goldsmiths College, London England
1998 Bachelor of Fine Art Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, Ga
1997 Mobility Student School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston Ma

Professional Experience
2008- Present Lecturer of Painting and Drawing, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
2010 Lecturer of Painting and Drawing, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA

Solo Exhibitions
MOCA Jacksonville, Atrium project, Jacksonville, FL
Solo show, Space: Eight, Jacksonville, FL

“Beneath the Setting Sun” Puritan Mill, Atlanta, GA
“Underland” Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA

“Black Garden” Moon Gallery, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA 2009
“Soft Trap” Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA

“The Dark Side” SLM Projects, Roswell, GA
“The End is Near” Screen Arts, St. Augustine, FL 2005
“Big Darkness” Bartlett Gallery, Provincetown MA
“The Moon is Down” Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn NY

Cosmic Galerie with Vidya Gastaldon and Maria Marshall, Paris France
“Soft Mast” part of the artist series Don’t Trust Anyone Over Thirty, Real Art Ways, Hartford CT

“Do the Collapse” Thomas Erben Gallery, New York NY

“Bobbing for Water” Old Highland Bakery, Atlanta GA

“Funnel Vision” Vantosh Gallery, Atlanta GA

Selected Group Exhibitions
“Escape Velocity” Mirus Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Little Things Mean a Lot” Swan Coach House, Atlanta, GA
“Living Walls Conference” Atlanta, GA
“18th Annual Texas Nation curated by Dave Hickey, The Cole Art Center, SFASU, Nacogdoches, TX
“Day Job” Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, curated by Nina Katchadourian and Stuart Horodner

“Elevate Art Above Underground” Atlanta, GA
“Return to Sender” Tempus Projects, Tampa, FL
“Art in Nature/Nature in Art” Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell, GA
“Curious and Curiouser” Curated by Paula Katz, Herron Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

“The December Show 2010” Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Flux Projects” Atlanta, GA
“Catastrophe” Manif D’Art 5 The Quebec City Biennial curated by Sylvie Fortin, Quebec City, Canada
“The Birds and Some Bees” Swan Coach House, Atlanta, GA

“For Ever Green” Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Little Things Mean A Lot” Swan Coach House, Atlanta, GA
“You Killed My Pretty Things” UNO St. Claude Gallery, New Orleans LA
“Regime Change” Swarm Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“MOCA Gala” MOCA GA, Atlanta, GA
“Movers and Shakers“ MOCA GA, Atlanta, GA
ATLart 2009” ARThouse, Atlanta, GA

“The December Show” Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Emory Faculty Exhibition, Emory College, Atlanta, GA
Hambidge Art Auction, Foundry at Puritan Mill, Atlanta, GA
“Wood, Canvas and Clay” The Arts Company, Nashville, TN
Forward Arts Foundation Show, Swan Coach House, Atlanta, GA
“Breaking New Ground” Spruill Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Oil” 3 Fish Gallery. Portland, ME
“Draw Off” curated by Susannah Darrow, Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA
“All that Glitters” curated by Marianne Lambert, Swan Coach House, Atlanta, GA
“The Possibility of Framing Infinity” Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA

“Holiday Greetings from 10 Artsists” AG Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Innovations, Gallery Walk at Terminus, Atlanta, GA
“Little Things Mean A Lot” Swan Coach House, Atlanta, GA
“Dead Flowers” Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA
Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
“Keep Abreast” Screen Arts, St. Augustine, FL
Innovations” Gallery Walk at Terminus, Atlanta, GA “Language” Spruill Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Paper, Fire, and Light” Spruill Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Talent Show” Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA “New Eden” Tastes Like Chicken Art Space, Brooklyn,NY
“The No Name Show” SLM Projects, Roswell, GA
“Suckers & Biters: Love, Lollipops, and the Exquisite Corpse” Ad Hoc Art, Brooklyn, NY

“Mischief” Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY
“Paradise Lost” Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York NY 2005
“Post Notes” curated by Adam Carr, ICA London, UK
“the Real Party” Real Art Ways, Hartford CT 2004 “Enchantment” Art Space, New Haven, CT
“East of the Sun and West of the Moon” White Columns, New York NY 2003
“Young Generations” Tache-Levy Gallery, Brussels Belgium

“Boys and Girls” A Priori Presents, London England
“Core” Creative Alliance, Baltimore MD
“New American Talent 17” curated by Kathryn Kanjo, Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin TX
“The Big Picture III” Baltimore Museum of Contemporary Art, Baltimore MD “Twenty-Eight” The Whole Gallery, Baltimore MD
“Substatic” Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, NY

“The Tender Trap” London House, London England
“Hi Kickin’ Hi Falutin’” VTO Gallery, London England
“Cream” Howell Mill, Atlanta GA
“Glamourhammer” Beckett Boxing Ring, London England
“Insider Trading” Mandeville Hotel, London England

“Assembly” Stepney City, London England
“MA Degree Show” Goldsmiths College, London England
“Juicy” Project Space, London England 1999
“Valentine” Old Highland Bakery, Atlanta GA

Alexandria Museum of Art, Juror, Jerry Cullum, Alexandria, LA
“Dana Pond Awards in Painting” School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA
“19th Annual Arts on the River” SCAD Juror, Holly Solomon, Savannah, GA
“LaGrange National XX Biennial” Juror Siri J. Engberg, LaGrange Museum, LaGrange, GA
“A Journey Into Lifestyle, Eroticism, and Imagery” Old Lake Claire Baptist Church, Alternative Space, Atlanta, GA

“Drawing and Printmaking” Colony Square, Atlanta, GA
“The November Project” Old Lake Claire Baptist Church, Alternative Space, Atlanta GA
“ACA Juried Show” Juror J. Fleming, ACA Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“The Really, Really Small Painting Exhibition” ACA Gallery 100 Jurors Marcia Cohen,TomFrancis,AnthonyGreco,Atlanta,GA
“Degrees of Excellence” ACA Gallery, Colony Square, Atlanta, GA Arts and Crafts Council, Juror Alan Hing, Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA

Printmaking Exhibition, Juror Norman Wagner, Bellaluna, Atlanta, GA Group Show, ACA Gallery 100, Atlanta, GA
“200×200” New Visions Gallery, Atlanta, GA

“Now Here-Outdoor Installation” Autrey Mill, Alpharetta, GA

“ACA Juried Show” Juror Chris Scoates, ACA Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Awards and Achievements
City of Atlanta Grant for Elevate
City of Atlanta Grant for Elevate Art Above Underground
Puffin Foundation Grant
Flux Projects Grant
Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award Finalist
Warden’s Purchase Prize, Goldsmiths College
Honorable Mention, Arts on the River, Savannah College of Art and Design
1996 CGR Scholarship, Dragon Foundation Atlanta College of Art

Publications and Interviews
Brochure, “Project Atrium:Sarah Emerson, MOCA Jacksonville, March 2013
“Hope Amid the Ruins” by Bonnie Mulqueen, Folio Weekly,March 20-26, 2013
“Enter the Black Sea of Trees” by Charlie Patton, The Jacksonville Times-Union March 23, 2012
“Public Catalogue Foundation” http://www.thepcf.org.uk, Catalogue of all oil, acrylic and tempera paintings in public ownership in the UK
“This is Atlanta”, documentary on Georgia PBS, Producer: Trevor Keller, October 2012
“Atlanta Hosts First All Female Street Art Conference” by Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington, Huffington Post, August 15, 2012
“Living Walls Conference brings legal Street Art to Atlanta” by Bo Emerson, Atlanta Journal-Constitution,August 11, 2012
“Sarah Emerson unearths troubling territory in Underland” by Felicia Feaster, Creative Loafing, April 27,2012
“Review: In Sarah Emerson’s Underland the Woods are lovely, dark, and deep” by Jerry Cullum, ArtCriticAtl, April 18, 2012
“Artspeak Interview with Lilly Lampe for Burnaway Magazine” AM Radio 1690, March 2012
Artist Profile by Caroline Cox, Jezebel Magazine, 2012
New American Paintings, Southeastern Edition, curated by Michael Rooks, 2012
Atlanta Art Now: NOPLACENESS, Biennial book series from Atlanta Art Now, Nov 2011
“Under the Influence” by Felicia Feaster, Creative Loafing, Feb. 3-9, 2011 Vo.39, #40
“Review: Herron’s Curious and Curiouser” by Joe Williams, Nuvo, Jan. 24, 2011 Catalogue,
“Catastrophe’ curated by Sylvie Fortin, Manif’d’Art 5 Quebec City Biennial 2010
“Manif 5: implosion ou explosion?” by Nadia Ross, Le Soleil Quebec City Canada, May 8, 2010
“The Birds and Some Bees” A Study of Objects at Swan Coach House Gallery” by Catherine Fox, Atlanta Journal-Constitution January 22, 2010
“Six Degrees of Susan Bridges” by Felicia Feaster, The Atlantan December 2009
“Sarah Emerson” review by Felicia Feaster, Art Papers November/December 2009
“A World Awry: Sarah Emerson and Jeff Grant” by Catherine Fox, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, September 25, 2009
“Shortlist” by Sarah Bakhtian, Creative Loafing, September 2-8, 2009
“Simmering with Promise” by Catherine Fox, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Feb 13, 2009
“Wood, Canvas, and Clay at the Arts Company” by Joe Nolan, The Scene December 10, 2008
Catalogue, Art by the Emory Visual Arts Faculty, December 2008
“Art and Cankles: Interview with the lovely Sarah Emerson” by Whitney Stansell, Nov 13. 2008
“The Radar Art” by Felicia Feaster, The Atlantan, July 2008, pp. 46-50
“The Possibility of Framing Infinity” review by Diana McClintock, Art Papers May/June 2008
“Razzle Dazzle” by Felicia Feaster, Creative Loafing, March 19-25, 2008
“Woodland Melancholy” by Felicia Feaster, Creative Loafing Online December 14, 2007
“Felicia Feaster’s Top 10 Art Picks” Creative Loafing, December 26, 2007
“Happy Blendings” Metropolitan Home, December 2007, p. 116
“To Keep Abreast” by Paulette Perhach & Ashley Gallam, Drift Magazine, Ed 002 p. 35 Oct 2007
“Stylish paint-by-numbers” by Jerry Cullum, Atlanta Journal Constitution October 4, 2007
Catalogue Spruill Gallery, “Language” September 2007
New American Paintings, Southeast Edition, curated by Charlotta Kotik June 2007
“Q&A with Stuart Horodner” by Kirsten Tagami Atlanta Journal Constitution June 6, 2007
“In the Gallery” Folio Weekly Jacksonville, FL, February 27, 2007
“The Darker Side of Sweet” by Denise Markonish Real Art Ways Publications 2005
“Fractured Fairy Tales” by Judy Birke, New Haven Register December 5, 2004
“Enchant Terribles” by Meral Agish, The New Haven Advocate November 25, 2004
“For Three Young Artists, a Search for the Spiritual” by Benjamin Gonacchio, New York Times, CT Sunday March 28, 2004
“May Picks” by Christopher Chambers NY Arts Magazine Vol 8, No 5, May 2003, p. 55 Centrefold Scrapbook, 60 unique books-One different collaborative drawing done in each book,drawings done in collaboration with Diann Bauer and Nicole Urbanic-Lichf, 2003
New American Paintings Northeast Edition, curated by Charlotta Kotik February 2003
“ Short List” M-The New York Art World, Art Reviews by Lily Faust, March 2002, pp. 14-15
“The Front” Shout, February 2002, p. 11
“Erotica” by Lea Keel Creative Loafing March 28, 2001
“Whipped Cream” by Cathy Byrd Creative Loafing March 28, 2001
Catalogue, Assembly Exhibition 2000
Catalogue, Goldsmiths College 2000
Catalogue, Alexandria Museum of Art, 1998
“Look Back, Get Down” by Cathy Byrd Creative Loafing Jan 3, 1998
The Scene Feb 21 1998
“Praying for Sheetrock” by Cathy Byrd Creative Loafing November 22, 1997
“Learning Curve” by Donald Locke Creative Loafing December 27, 1997
“Women’s Work” by Cathy Byrd Creative Loafing December 28, 1996

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