Sawyer Rose CV

Education

  • 1996, BA, Art, Williams College, Mass., cum laude

  • 1995, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland

Solo Exhibitions
2019

  • “Counting the Hours: Art, Data, and the Untold Stories of Women’s Work,” Sculpture, photographic portraiture, social practice, from The Carrying Stones Project, Code and Canvas, San Francisco, CA

  • (upcoming November 2019) “For Neither Love Nor Money: Women's Invisible Labor,” Sculpture, photographic portraiture, social practice, from The Carrying Stones Project, San Marco Gallery, Dominican University, San Rafael, CA

2017

  • "Force of Nature: Women’s Work Visualized," sculpture, photographic portraiture, social practice, from The Carrying Stones Project, Classic Cars West Gallery, Oakland, CA. Curated by Dasha Matsuura, director, Spoke Art

2016

  • "Ties That Bind," public sculpture, social practice, and performance, from The Carrying Stones Project, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco, CA

2015

  • “Flux,” Classic Cars West Gallery with Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA

  • "Subtle/Luminous," Marin County Free Library, Fairfax, CA

2012-2014

  • “Dusk to Dawn,” Inclusions Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • Marin Headlands Visitors Center, Sausalito, CA

  • “NATIVE: California Plants in Metal, Glass & Light,” Inclusions Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Interactive Events & Performances

2019

  • (upcoming October 2019) "Crafting Balance," social practice public interactive event, Code & Canvas, San Francisco, CA

2017

  • "The Weight of Your World," social practice public interactive event, Classic Cars West Gallery, Oakland, CA

2016

  • "Ties That Bind," social practice public sculpture assembly event, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco, CA

  • "Ties That Bind," 10-minute performance with 13 actors, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019

  • “Content Matters,” Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA

  • “…dream again,” The Plaxall Gallery, LIC, NY

  • “48 Pillars,” Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • “F213,” with Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • Desta Gallery, San Anselmo, CA

2018

  • Art Market San Francisco, 2 main floor on-site installations (view)

  • SCOPE art fair, New York, NY

  • Art on Paper art fair, New York, NY

  • “Relevance, Women Expressed,” Desta Gallery, San Anselmo, CA

  • "EARTH," Senator Scott Weiner's Office for the Governor's Global Action Climate Summit, San Francisco, CA

  • “Politics of Space,” with Sculptors Guild, The Plaxall Gallery, LIC, NY

  • “tiny & HUGE,” STUDIO Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • CK Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

  • "Make Your Mark," Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA

  • "eco-ART: The Art of Human Interaction with the Environment," The Art Center, Highland Park, IL

  • "NOD to MOD," H Gallery, Ventura, CA

  • "ka-POW! Heroic Women," with Northern California Women's Caucus for Art, Alameda, CA

  • "Squared Alumni," Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017

  • "Currently 80," with Sculptors Guild, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY

  • "Currently 80 on Governors Island," with Sculptors Guild, Governors Island, New York, NY

  • "Selections 2017," with ArtSpan SF, Heron Arts, San Francisco, CA

  • CK Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

  • "Wood, Metal & Memory," 3-artist exhibition, Inclusions Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • "Crop Up," Third Street Village Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • "Legacy of Creativity," Hance Fine Arts Center, Charlotte, NC

  • "American Twist," Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA

  • “Bike,” Back to the Picture Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016

  • Room Art Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

  • Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA

  • Art Market San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

  • "American Twist," Sculptors Guild, New York, NY

  • "The Alchemist," Root Division, San Francisco, CA

  • "Abstract Sanctuary," Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR

  • "Surface & Strata," GearBox Gallery, Oakland, CA (two-artist show)

  • "Terrain," STUDIO Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • "tiny," STUDIO Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • "Backyard Beauty," Harrington Gallery, Pleasanton, CA

  • "International Sculpture Day Exhibit," Art Object Gallery, San Jose, CA

  • "Impulse," ARC Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015

  • "Seeds of the Monoliths," 9-piece sculpture installation, Room Art Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

  • Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA

  • StARTup Art Fair, ArtSpan Artist Exhibit, San Francisco, CA

  • "14th National Prize Show," Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge Art Assn., Cambridge, MA

  • "Hilton Head Biennial," Walter Greer Gallery, Hilton Head, SC

  • Waterloo Arts Gallery, Cleveland, OH

  • "ArtSpan Juried Benefit Art Auction," SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

  • "Wetlands," Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

2012-2014

  • "Retrospective 7," Inclusions Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • "Crazy Big Art Show," Mine Gallery, Fairfax, CA

  • “FourSquared,” Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • "ReThinkIt: New Ways of Thinking About Art & the Environment," Vernon Davis Foundation for the Arts, San Jose, CA

  • “Rooted,” Lark & Key Gallery, Charlotte, NC

  • “Explorations Westward,” Mine Gallery, Fairfax, CA

  • The Grand Hand Gallery, Napa, CA

Major Commissions

  • 2015, 9-piece suspended sculpture installation, Pacific Peninsula Group, Atherton, CA

  • 2014, "Piquant," six-panel metalwork, Kaiser Permanente

  • 2013, “Wild California,” large-scale silkscreen (12 x 25 ft.), silkscreen ink on glass, The Etta Building, San Francisco, CA

Curatorial

  • 2019, "F213," Arc Gallery, San Francisco, Co-curator with Tanya Augsburg, PhD, Karen Gutfreund, and Priscilla Otani. Artists include Mira Schor, Ester Hernandez, Indira Cesarine. Written responses from authors including Sandra Cisneros, Emily Sano, Ani Zonneveld.

  • 2017, "F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way," Arc Gallery, San Francisco

Grants & Awards

  • 2018, Artist Grant, www.artistgrant.org

  • 2017, The Awesome Foundation Grant

  • 2016, Vermont Studio Center Merit Grant

  • 2015, Juror's Choice, Top 10 SFOS Artists to Visit (Juror: Maryanna Rogers, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, Stanford University)

  • 2014, Center for Cultural Innovation, Creative Capacity Fund

  • 2014, Vermont Studio Center Merit Grant

  • 2013, Vermont Studio Center Merit Grant

Residencies

  • 2018, The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

  • 2017, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA

  • 2016, The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, Newbliss, Co. Monaghan, Ireland

  • 2016, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco, CA

  • 2016, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

  • 2016, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

  • 2014 - 2016, Town of Fairfax Artist-in-Residence

  • 2014, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

  • 2013, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

Bibliography & Public Appearances

2019

  • Making Political Art: Expression of a Movement,” Oakland Originals Art Speaker Series, moderated by Jeff Kelley (view)

  • Feminists’ fury rises in ‘F213’,” San Francisco Examiner, Anita Katz, April 16, 2019 (read)

  • Feminist artists, writers rage in ‘F213’ exhibition in San Francisco,” San Jose Mercury News, Linda Zavoral, April 24, 2019 (read)

    • Also featured in East Bay Times (read) and Marin Independent Journal (print edition)

  • Asian American Women’s Protests are Strong and Clear in F213,” Hyphen Magazine, Sally Douglas Arce, April 24, 2019 (read)

  • “F213”, exhibition catalogue by Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art, Karen Gutfreund et al., Eds (view & buy)

  • “How to Finally Land That Artist Grant”, for Artwork Archive, February 20, 2019 (read)

2018

  • Creative Mornings Oakland for The Carrying Stones Project, New Parkway Theater, Oakland, CA (view)

  • Three Works,” The Account: A Journal of Poetry, Prose, and Thought, Fall 2018 (view)

  • CK Contemporary Speakers Series for The Carrying Stones Project

  • Organizing Your Career in the Cloud,” re:sculpt, International Sculpture Center, July 25, 2018 (read)

  • Gender and Economics guest lecturer for Professor Lucie Schmidt, Williams College, MA

  • Sawyer Rose,” The Creative Chronicle, September 8, 2018 (read)

  • "NOD to MOD," panelist, H Gallery, Ventura, CA

2017

  • SFMOMA Tumblr, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, October 6, 2017 (read)

  • About Town,” San Francisco Magazine, J. Steinberg (et al Eds.), November 2017

  • Women’s work visualized in Fairfax artist’s project,” Marin Independent Journal, Vicki Larson, September 6, 2017 (read)

  • Force of Nature,” East Bay Express, A. Soriano, August 30, 2017 (read)

  • A woman’s work is never done, and there is an app for that,” Artful Living, Kate Patterson, August 10, 2017 (read)

  • Woman's Work,” Williams Magazine, Julie Munemo, Spring 2017 (read)

  • “Interview with Sawyer Rose: ArtSpan 2017 Selections Exhibit,” Directed by Sandra Yagi. Northern California Women's Caucus for Art, February 15, 2017 (view)

  • What Does it Take to Make it as an Artist?,” Artwork Archive, Katie Carey, June 27, 2017 (read)

  • International Artist Residencies”, Panelist, ArtSpan, San Francisco, CA, January 27, 2017

2016

  • Artist Spotlight: Sawyer Rose on Women's Labor and How to Land the Perfect Residency,” Artwork Archive, Katie Carey, December 1, 2016 (read)

  • "Matilija Poppy," Berkeley Fiction Review, Lauren Cooper, Hannah Harrington, and Ben Rowen, eds., Volume 36, 2016

  • "Bronwen" and "Liaison," Nature Inspired, Christine Argo, ed., Spring 2016

  • "Carrying Stones," Northern California Women's Caucus for Art, February 11, 2016

  • “MFA Never,” Root Division, Rihannon Evans MacFadyen, Donna Napper, and Brion Nuda Rosch, eds., Vol. 1., 2016

2015

  • SFMOMA Tumblr, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, July 17, 2015

  • Hyperallergic LABS, Hyperallergic.com, July 7, 2015

  • "Mixed in Oakland," Panelist, Oakland Art Murmur Symposium, Oakland, CA, April 26, 2015

  • West Marin Review, Doris Ober, ed., Issue 6, 2015

2012-2014

  • "Women's Magazine," KPFA, November 3, 2014 (listen)

  • Fairfax artist pays tribute to wild California.Marin Independent Journal, Vicki Larson, April 4, 2013 (read)

  • Super-Chic Art Opening at Inclusions, Saturday,Bernalwood, Todd Lapin, July 13, 2012

Professional Affiliations & Experience

  • 2017- current, President, Women's Caucus for Art, Northern California chapter, San Francisco, CA (member since 2015)

  • 2015-2017, Board of Directors, Oakland Art Murmur, Oakland, CA

  • 2015-2019, Member, Sculptors Guild, New York, NY

  • 1997, Director, Fothoui Kramer Gallery, East Hampton, NY