SARAH IRVIN

b. Florence, AL
Lives and works in Richmond, VA

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2020
(Upcoming) Whenever, Wherever: Artists Mothers Making It Happen, SOIL Gallery, Seattle,  WA

2019
(Upcoming Solo) 1708 Gallery Satellite Exhibit, Richmond, VA
(Upcoming) Extended Self:Transformations and Connections, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
The End & The Beginning, Massey Klein, New York

2018
(Solo) In and Out of Weeks, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
Oh motHER, Spilt Milk Gallery, Stills Centre for Photography, Edinburgh, Scotland
The Art of Surrender, Spilt Milk Gallery, Stills Centre for Photography, Edinburgh, Scotland

2017
(Solo) Infinite House, ArtSpace Herndon, Herndon, VA
Echoes: A Group Show, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
Following the Thread: A Group Show Exploring Textiles, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
Sunscreen, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2016
(Solo) The Shed, Columbus, Ohio
(Solo) Atlas Uh-Oh, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
(Solo) 29 3/4, Workhouse Art Center, Lorton, VA
Trawick Price Finalist Exhibit, Bethesda Urban Partnership Gallery B, Bethesda, MD
Pathways, Hemphill Fine Arts Carroll Square Gallery, Washington DC
6th National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Triennial, Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH

2015
(Solo) Objects and Actions, Mason Art Lab, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA
Two Person Exhibit, 12Twelve, curated by CulturalDC, Washington DC

2014
(Solo) New Work, Lorton Workhouse Art Center Art Lab, Lorton, VA
(Solo) Paper, Westminster Canterbury, H. Scott November Gallery, Richmond, VA
LineWorks: Drawing Redefined, Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, VA
Dialogue in Color, The Drawing Room Gallery, Cos Cob, CT

2013
(Solo) False Colors, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
(Solo) New Work, Lorton Workhouse Art Center Art Lab, Lorton, VA
(Solo) Chroma, Westminster Canterbury, H. Scott November Gallery, Richmond, VA
Ladies First, Walton Gallery, Petersburg, VA
Art House on City Square, Stryker Building, Williamsburg, VA
Shade, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2012
(Solo) Shoreline, St. Catherine’s School, Richmond VA
(Solo) Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, GA
Keepsake, Linda Matney Gallery, Williamsburg, Virginia
Haze , Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
Salon des Femmes, Capital One, Richmond, VA
The Goods: Selections from the Artist’s Studio, Spruill Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2011
(Solo) San Angelo Public Arts Commission Exhibition, City Council Chambers, San Angelo, TX
(Solo) Recent Work, Showcase Gallery, Centerstage, Richmond, VA
Illuminate, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
Featured Artist, Opportunity Green Business Conference, Los Angeles, CA
True Love , The Happening Gallery, Marina Del Rey, CA
Spectrum , Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
Capital One Women’s History Month Exhibit, Capital One, Richmond, VA
Effloresce, Petersburg Area Art League Two Person Exhibit, Petersburg, VA

2010
Broadband 10+11, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
Artspace National Juried Printmaking and Photography Exhibition, Juried by Richard Waller, Artspace, Richmond, VA
Ponder This, Water Education Center, San Angelo, TX
All This I Am, Jacksonville Art Center, Floyd, Virginia, Juried by Sally Bowring, Jacksonville, VA
Summer Solstice, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2009
Lyndon House Arts Center 34th Annual Juried Competition, Juried by Karen Shaw, Athens, GA
Locker 50b Summer Studio Program Group Exhibit, Richmond, VA
Small Works, Small World, Chico Arts Center, Chico, CA

2006
Lyndon House Arts Center 31st Annual Juried Competition, Juried by William Fagaly, Athens, GA
Costa Rica, Ecuador and Galapagos Island Study Abroad Latin America Program Exhibition, Athens, GA

SELECT MUSEUM & UNIVERSITY EXHIBITIONS

2018
Labors,: A Group Show Exploring the Complexities of Motherhood, Pearl Conard Art Gallery, The Ohio State University Mansfield, Mansfield, OH
(Solo) The Department of Human Capital, Doris Ullman Galleries, Berea College, Berea, KY
(Solo) The Daily Immeasurable, Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, VA

2017
Continuum, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

2016
(Solo) A Bringing Forth, MFA Thesis Exhibition, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Gender Generation, Royal College of Art, London, England
Verbal/Visual, Fenwick Gallery, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
The Only Rule Is Work, Curated by Francis Thompson, Mason Hall, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
College Art Association Annual Regional Exhibition RBTL, Juried by Karyn Miller and Curlee Raven Holton, Katzen Art Center, American University, Washington DC

2015
(Solo) The Sleep Series, Fenwick Gallery, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Procreate Project Photozine Exhibit, Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths University of London, London, England
6th National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Triennial , Corcoran, Washington DC

2014
Call & Response, Fenwick Library Gallery, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Artifex: George Mason University Graduate Student Exhibit, Capital One Corporate Art Program, Richmond, VA
2nd Annual MFA Exhibit, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

2013
New Waves, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA
Past Present, Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge, VA
Abstraction and Reality, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA, Juried by Margaret Hancock, Second Place Award

2012
(Solo) Shady Grove, Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX
(Solo) Roots: Mixed Media Work by Sarah Irvin, Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts, Florence, AL
(Solo) Recent Work by Sarah Irvin, Art in Healthcare, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
50 Small Works, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Hampton, VA
Arts Alive Festival Gallery Show, Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts, Florence, AL

2011
[WORK], Faculty and Staff Exhibit, True F. Luck Gallery, Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA

2009
Smash It and Grab It, VCU Summer Studio Program Group Exhibit, Richmond, VA

ART FAIRS 

2019 Art of Paper New York, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
2019 Artrooms, Procreate Project, London, England
2018 Art on Paper New York, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
2017 Market Art + Design, Bridgehampton, NY
2016 Art on Paper New York, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
2015 Art on Paper Miami, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, Miami, FL
2013 Select Art Fair, Page Bond Gallery, Miami, FL

COLLECTIONS 

Allan Myers, Chesapeake, VA
Jones Day, New York, NY
Capital One, Plano, TX
Center for Gifted Studies, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
Dominion Energy, Richmond, VA
Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond, VA
Four Seasons, San Francisco, CA
Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, Richmond, VA
Pfizer Collection, New York, NY
Quirk Hotel, Richmond, VA
Royal Caribbean
Try-Me Urban Restoration Project, Pamela and Bill Royall, Richmond, VA
University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
Multiple Private Collections

ACTIVITIES, RESIDENCIES, AND AWARDS

2018 Peer Reviewer, “Maternal Structures in Art: Intergenerational Discussions on Motherhood and Creative Work,” Routledge
2016-2017 Open Book Project Coordinator, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
2016 Trawick Prize Second Place
2016 Peer Reviewer, Studies in the Maternal
2016 Digital Institute for Early Parenthood, Associate Artist
2016 Artist Residency in Motherhood
2016 Artist Parent Index, Founder
2014 (Pro)Create Anthology, Founder
2014-2016 Artifex, Graduate Student Organization, Vice-President
2014-2015, President 2015-2016
2014 CulturalDC Flashpoint Gallery Fellow
2011-2013 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Canvas Board Member
2011-2012 Monster Drawing Rally, 1708 Gallery, Richmond Virginia
2009 Virginia Commonwealth University Summer Studio Program
2006 Study Abroad: Art and Culture, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
2006 Mural Painting, La Mitad Del Mundo (Middle of the World), Quito, Ecuador 2005-2006 Lamar Dodd School of Art Scholarship, University of Georgia, Painting and Drawing

LECTURES AND TALKS

2019
(Upcoming) “Art and Parenting: Engagement with the Familial and Domestic” Panel discussion, SEACAC Conference, Chatanooga, TN
“Should we hold on to the ‘Mother’? Challenging binary definitions of family, gender, and sexual orientation” Panel discussion, Oxytocin, Procreate Project, King’s College Guy’s Campus, London, England

2018
Visiting Artist Talk, Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, VA
Keynote Address, Museum of Motherhood Conference, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida

2017
Visiting Artist Talk, Professional Practices, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Visiting Artist Lecture, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN
“Continuum” Panel Discussion, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

2016
“Home Studio; Blending Artistic Practice and Motherhood,” MIRCI Gala Conference, Toronto, Canada
“Imaging Care,” Gender Generation Conference, Royal College of Art, London, England
“Curatorial Systems Observatory Workshop,” Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
“Mother Making: Artistic Practice and the Formation of A Mother,” M.O.M. Conference, Manhattan College, New York, NY
“Loading Content,” Visual Voices Lecture, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

2014
“Here and Now,” Visual Voices Lecture, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

2013
“Past Present,” Exhibiting Artist Panel, Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge, VA
“Building on the Past,” Panel Discussion Moderator, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
St. Catherine’s School, Visiting Artist Talk, Richmond, VA
Westminster Canterbury, Visiting Artist Lecture, Richmond, VA

2012
Angelo State University, Visiting Artist Lecture, San Angelo TX

2011
Petersburg Area Art League, Exhibiting Artist Talk, Petersburg, VA

2010
Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, Artist Talk, Richmond, VA

GUEST CURATING

2016 Locale, Fenwick Gallery, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
2016 Domestic Territories, Olly Olly, Fairfax, VA
2013 Past Present, Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge, VA
2013 Keepsake, Linda Matney Gallery, Williamsburg, VA
2013 Building on the Past, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

2018
“Artist Parent Index”, Journal of Mother Studies

2016
"The Everyday Maternal Practice: Activist Structures in Creative Work,” Studies in the Maternal, Special Issue, Forum Contributor
“Mother Making: Artistic Practice and the Formation of A Mother,” Journal of Mother Studies

MEDIA

Bravo, Arthur Ivan, “Alice Gibney and Sarah Irvin,” Artillery Magazine, March 5, 2019
Dalla Villa Adams, Amanda, “The Art of Motherhood: A Conversation with Sarah Irvin,” The Rib, March 6, 2019, http://the-rib.net/project/the-art-of-motherhood-a-conversation-with-sarah-irvin
Mother Mother volume 2, Edited by Sheila Restack, 2017
“A Step by Step Guide to Staying an Artist While Having a Baby,” The Creators Project VICE 2017 https://creators.vice.com/en_us/article/xy9m3q/sarah-irvin-guide-artist-having-a-baby-50statesofart
“Artist Parent Index,” Temporary Art Review, access date: July 1, 2016, http://temporaryartreview.com/artist-parent-index/
“5 Must See Booths at Art on Paper.” Art Zealous, March 4, 2016
sPARKLE & blink, Issue 73, San Francisco, California, Cover Artist
Barely South Review, Old Dominion University, Featured Artist, Spring 2016 Issue
Zalecki, Megan, “New Directons” Richmond Arts Review, November 15, 2013
Karen Newton, “Stretching Out” Style Weekly, November 12, 2013
Bozeman, Bobby, “Lily of the Mind.” Times Daily, August 19, 2012
Featured Artist, House Crashers, DIY Network and HGTV, February 2012
Smith, Rick, “Painter Envisions Beauty of Grandfather’s Gardens.” San Angelo Standard Times, July 3, 2011
Muses Magazine, “In the Artist’s Words” Feature, January 7, 2011

EDUCATION

2013-2016 George Mason University Master of Fine Arts, Painting
2004-2008 University of Georgia Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing