Sarah Skwira (b. 1987, Springfield, MA) graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2010 with a BFA in photography. She recently recieved her MFA from the University of Washington. Sarah lives and works in Western Massachusetts. 

Education:

2016, MFA in Photomedia, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2010, BFA in Photography, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

 

Awards and Residencies:

2014-2016, Top UW School of Art + Art History + Design Graduate Recruitment Award

2012, Fljótstunga Artist Residency, Reykholt, Iceland

2011, Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship

2009, MassArt Travel Scholarship to Peru

2008, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, All School Show Winner

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2016-2017, Blue Sky's Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR

2016, University of Washington MFA/MDes Thesis Show                       Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2015, Shedding + Shredding                                                                          Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA

2015, HYFR                                                                                                        Room 9 Gallery, Seattle, WA

2015, Underground Kings                                                                                 Room 9 Gallery, Seattle, WA

2015, Started from the Bottom, Now we’re Here                                        Room 9 Gallery, Seattle, WA

2014, Hidden in Public View, juried                                                                 WSU Museum of Art, Pullman, WA

2013, Lens 2013, juried                                                                            Perspective Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010, MassArt Photography Senior Thesis Show                              President’s Gallery, Boston, MA

2010, Hasta El Peru                                                                                       Godine Family Gallery, Boston, MA

2010, MassArt Senior/Graduate Photography Exhibition, juried                 Add Inc., Boston, MA

2010, MassArt All School Show, juried                                                    Arnheim Gallery, Boston, MA

2010, All Grounds                                                                                   President’s Gallery, Boston, MA

2009, 4th Annual Book and Print Auction                                                 Godine Family Gallery, Boston, MA

2009, MassArt All School Show, juried                                                          Arnheim Gallery, Boston, MA

2008, MassArt All School Show Winners Exhibition, juried                      Student Life Gallery, Boston, MA

2008, MassArt All School Show, juried                                                    Arnheim Gallery, Boston, MA

 

Publications:

2015, Jake Journal, Jacob Lawrence Gallery                                                  Issue #1, Featured Artist

2013, F-Stop Magazine                                                                                     Issue #58, Featured Artist

 

Artists Talks:

2016, Gallery Talk, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2015, SPENW Conference, Portland, OR

2014, SPENW Conference, Bellingham, WA

 

Teaching Experience:

2016, Visiting Lecturer, Intro to Photography for Non-Majors          University of Washington, Summer Quarter

2016, Instructor of Record, Intro to Photography for Art Majors       University of Washington, Winter Quarter

2015, Faculty Mentor, University of Washington Ungraduated Research Symposium

2015, Instructor of Record, Intro to Photography for Non-Majors University of Washington, Spring Quarter

2015, Instructor of Record, Intro to Photography for Art Majors  University of Washington, Winter Quarter

2014, Teaching Intern for Ellen Garvens, Photography 240               University of Washington, Fall Quarter

 

Art Related Work Experience:

2017-present, Art Director, Mantis Graphics, Easthampton, MA

2015-2016, Casting Assistant for Amelia Saul, project: Empire of Empire, Seattle, WA

2014, Instillation Assistant for Anna Hamilton, exhibition: The Common Sense, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2009-2010, Photographer, Massachusetts Recovery and Reinvestment Office, Boston, MA