Sarah Skwira (b. 1987, Springfield, MA) graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2010 with a BFA in photography. In 2016 she received her MFA in Photomedia from the University of Washington. Skwira lives and works in New York City.

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:

2019, MassArt’s 5th Biennial Juried Alumni Exhibition: Nourish Patricia Doran Graduate Gallery, Boston, MA

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:

2019-Present, Youth Documentary Mentor, EVC, New York, NY

2018-Present, Media Educator, NYC Parks, New York, NY

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:

2018-present, Media Education Coordinator NYC Parks, New York, NY

2017-2018, Art Director Mantis Graphics, Easthampton, MA

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

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

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