EDUCATION

2014  Master of Fine Arts, Drawing & Painting, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

2011  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drawing & Painting, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois

EXHIBITIONS

2019  PULSE Art Fair w/Treat Gallery, Miami Beach, FL (Forthcoming)

            Be.Long. w/I Like Your Work, Co-Curated by Erika B. Hess, Mychaelyn Michalec & David Linneweh, Dutoit Gallery, Dayton, OH

         Satellite Art Show w/Treat Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

         Philly Friends, Orchard Art Collective, Philadelphia, PA

         Build & Fabricate, online exhibition, GHOST Gallery, Omaha, NE 

         Secret Life of Plants, Petshop Gallery, Omaha, NE

         Alumni Invitational, Western Illinois University Gallery, Macomb, IL      

         Satellite Art Show w/Treat Gallery, Austin, TX

         Treat America Project, Treat Gallery @Foley Gallery, New York, NY Curators: Sherri Littlefield, Jon Feinstein, Jamie Martinez

         Treat America Project, Treat Gallery @OSNY Project Space, New York, NY Curators: Sherri Littlefield, Jon Feinstein, Jamie Martinez

         In Congruity, Faculty Exhibition, JDAC Gallery, Hastings College, Hastings, NE

2018 Rag & Bone, Solo Exhibition, Kansas Union Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

        Cubed Luminous, Juried Group Exhibition, Pensacola Museum of Art, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL

        Reinvention II, Group Exhibition, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

        Art of Survival, Juried Benefit Exhibition, Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

        Small Works, Online Exhibition, Hosted by Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

        Treat America Project, Curated Instagram Takeover & Year Long Project, Treat Gallery, Brooklyn, NY  

        Barnstorm, Juried Group Exhibition, PUNCH Projects, Ellensburg, WA

        Inaugural Exhibition, Group Exhibition, UNDRground Contemporary Arts, Grand Island, NE

        Future Artifact, Juried Exhibition, Creative Tech Week, Plexus Projects, Brooklyn, NY

        Staring Into Space, Juried Group Exhibition, Curated by Behnaz Farahi, Lincoln, NE

        Jordan Buschur, Bubblegum & Whiskey, Chris Drobnock, Curated by Kendra Bulgrin, James May Gallery, Algoma, WI

 

2017 Sara(h), Two-Person Exhibition, Jackson Dinsdale Art Center Gallery, Hastings College, Hastings, NE

        Offcuts, Solo Exhibition, McLanahan Gallery, Misciagna Family for Performing Arts, Penn State Altoona, PA

        Retro Future, Juried Group Exhibition, Treat Gallery with Miranda Kuo Gallery, NY

        Young at Art, Juried Group Exhibition, Walt Meade Gallery, Roxbury Arts Group, Roxbury, NY

 

2016 It Can Happen Here, Juried Group Exhibition, Arts & Literature Lab, Madison, WI 

        Taste Makers II, Juried Group Exhibition, Treat Gallery, Court Tree Collective, Brooklyn, NY

        Tying the Knot, Benefit Exhibition, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA

        Sweet Spot, Juried Group Exhibition, Treat Gallery, Court Tree Collective, Brooklyn, NY

        Fiber Options, Juried Group Exhibition, Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD

        Peace Among Savages, Curated by Mary Gagler, Amos Eno Gallery, Bushwick-Brooklyn, NY

        Fun Size, Pop-Up Show, Treat Gallery, Midtown, NY

        Kitsch Me if You Can, Juried Group Exhibition, KSpace Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX

 

2015 Small Works, Kirkland Arts, Clinton, NY

        In Good Company, Invitational Group Exhibition, Peoria Art Guild Women's Invitational, Peoria, IL

        InLiquid B. 15, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

 

2014 Painting Now, Juried Group Exhibition, Southwest University of Visual Arts, Tucson, AZ

        Heroes & Villians, Arc Gallery, Chicago, IL

        W.Here -We Are, Juried SOVA Alumni Group Exhibition, Zoller Gallery, State College, PA

        Digital Hand, Invitational Group Exhibition, 709 Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

        InLiquid Benefit V. 14, InLiquid, Philadelphia, PA

        Palette, Juried Group Exhibition, Salisbury University Art Galleries, Salisbury, MD

        Delivering the Goods Part II, Invitational Exhibition, Borland Gallery, State College, PA

        Big as Life & Twice as Ugly, Sarah Swist & Roberto Lugo, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Zoller Gallery, State College, PA

        Unmarked, Group Exhibition, The Active Space, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

        Stop, Collaborate, & Listen, Invitational Group Exhibition, Zoller Gallery, State College, PA

 

2013 Delivering the Goods, Invitational Exhibition, Kauffman Gallery, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA

        Moreover, Second Year Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, Zoller Gallery, State College, PA

        Novis Oculi, Group Exhibition, Curator Kimberly Camp, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

        Visual Arts Graduate Research Exhibition, Third Place, HUB-Robeson Center Gallery, State College, PA

        Synthesize, First Year Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, Zoller Gallery, State College, PA

        Contemporary Still Life, Hot Springs Fine Art Center, Hot Springs, AR           

 

2012 Yard Stick, Painting Alumni Exhibition, Western Illinois University Student Art League Gallery, Macomb, IL

        Plein Air, Juried Exhibition, Juror Simone Osthoff, Honorable Mention, Penn State Theater, State College, PA

 

2011 New, Kendall Gallery 602, Grand Rapids, MI

        Expiration Date, Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Solo Exhibition, Western Illinois University Fine Art Gallery, Macomb, IL

        Paintings and Prints, Western Illinois University Student Art League Gallery, Macomb, IL

        Bi-Annual Show, Juried Exhibition, Honorable Mention Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

        Photograph as an Art Object, 19th Triennial Juried Exhibition, Western Illinois University Fine Art Gallery, Macomb, IL 

 

2010 3rd Annual College Invitational, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA

        Bi-Annual Show, Juried Exhibition, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 

        Student Talent Grant Exhibition, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

        Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

 

2009 30th Annual Best of College Photography, Juried Show, Finalist, Photographers Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

        Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Western Illinois University Fine Art Gallery, Macomb, IL

        Student Talent Grant Exhibition, Western Illinois University Fine Art Gallery, Macomb, IL

 

2008 Three Painters, Inselhous, Macomb, Illinois

        Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Second Place, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

        Student Talent Grant Exhibition, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

 

2007 Placentia Art Association Annual Juried Show, First Honorable Mention, Placentia, CA

        Yorba Linda Women’s Club Annual Show, Juried Exhibition, Second Place, Yorba Linda, CA

GRANTS // AWARDS

2018 Service Learning Studio Project Grant, Hastings College

        Trustee Innovation Grant, Hastings College

 

2014 College of Arts & Architecture Creative Achievement Award- Penn State University

        Graduate Assistantship- Penn State University

2013 Graduate Assistantship- Penn State University

 

2012 Fund for Excellence in Graduate Recruitment Award- Penn State University

        Graduate Assistantship-Penn State University

 

2010 Fall Semester Art Tuition Waiver- Western Illinois University

        Featured in "Viral Dog"- WIU Student Television Creative Arts Interview

 

2009 Fall & Spring Semester Art Talent Grant- Western Illinois University

 

2008 Fall Semester Art Talent Grant- Western Illinois University

        Spring Semester Art Tuition Waiver- Western Illinois University

        Art in NYC- WIU Accelerated Summer Study Program 

 

2007 Spring Semester Art Tuition Waiver- Western Illinois University

        Dick Blick Scholars Grant- Dick Blick 

 

PUBLICATIONS

2020    Twirl: A Decade of Arist Interviews. Featured Artist Interview. Curated by Ingrid V. Wells. TwirlProject.com (Forthcoming)

 

2019    BFFzz #5. First Friday of Omaha Zine. Featured Artist. In Print.

           "Rurality." Null Set + Slag Magazines. Featured Artist. In Print.

           "Fresh Art Popping Up on HC Campus Monthly." Scintilla Art Box Project. HastingsTribune.com

           "Fresh Art Popping Up on HC Campus Monthly." Scintilla Art Box Project. USNews.com      

           "Adding Varierty to Campus Routine." Scintilla Art Box Project. Omaha.com

2018    "Bubblegum & Whiskey." Featured Artist. Artist Studios AS Mag. Medium.com/as-mag

           “The Highs & Lows of Daily Life.” Featured Artist Interview by Laura Eppinger. Newfound.org

 

2017    “Volume 8, Issue 2.” Featured Artist by Courtney Simchak. Newfound.org. In Print.

 

2016    “Bubblegum & Whiskey.” Featured Artist Interview. Curated by Kate Mothes. YoungSpace.com & Instagram @yngspc

 

 “Volume III Issue II.” Featured Artist. Dialogist.org

 

2015    “On Track: Village’s ‘Citizens’ Have Evolved Through The Years.” Carnegie Science Center by Sarah E. Swist. In Print.

 

 “On Track: New Laser Technology Fashions Decades-Old Building to Perfection.” Carnegie Science Center by Sarah E. Swist. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In Print.

 

2014    “Let’s Talk About: Laser Cutting.” Pittsburgh Post Gazette Featured Writer Sarah E. Swist. In Print.

 

2013    “Novis Occuli.” Review of Sarah Swist. Exhibition Catalogue Curators’ Essay by Kimberly Camp. Crane Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In Print.

 

"Frost Insects Become Art." Review of Sarah Swist. Penn State Frost Entomology Museum Curators’ Blog by Andy Dean

 

 

TEACHING

Fall 2017-Present     

Assistant Professor of Visual Arts

Hastings College

Spring 2017 

Lecturer

Introduction to Drawing

Introduction to Painting

Department of Visual Art Studies, Penn State Altoona

 

August 2014-May 2015      

Program Assistant II

Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh

 

Spring 2014   

Instructor of Record

Drawing 2D Foundations: Ideas as Visual Images

School of Visual Arts, Penn State University

 

February 2013- June 2014          

Digital Fabrication Assistant

Stuckeman School of Architecture, Penn State University

 

September 2013- May 2014           

Project Assistant

Frost Entomology Museum, Penn State University

 

Summer 2013

Lecturer

Introduction to Studio Drawing, 6 Week Session

School of Visual Arts, Penn State University

Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013

Instructor of Record

Introduction to Drawing for Non-Majors

School of Visual Arts, Penn State University

Contemporary Art & Paintings Copyright Sarah Swist, 2007-2019