Sawyer Rose CV

Education

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

  • 1995, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland

Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions
2017

  • "Force of Nature," sculpture, photographic portraiture, social practice, from The Carrying Stones Project, Classic Cars West Gallery, Oakland, CA. Curated by Dasha Matsuura, director, Spoke Art (solo)

2016

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

  • "Surface & Strata," GearBox Gallery, Oakland, CA

2015

  • "Seeds of the Monoliths," Room Art Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

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

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

2012-2014

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

  • Marin Headlands Visitors Center, Sausalito, CA (solo)

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

Interactive Events & Performances
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

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

  • "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

  • 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 Enviornment," 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

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

Curatorial

  • 2018-2019, "F213," Arc Gallery, San Francisco, Curatorial Committee & PR Chair

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

Bibliography & Public Appearances

2018

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

  • CK Contemporary Speakers Series for The Carrying Stones Project

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

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

2017

2016

  • Carey, K. (2016, December 1). Artist Spotlight: Sawyer Rose on Women's Labor and How to Land the Perfect Residency [Web log post]. Retrieved from www.artworkarchive.comCooper, Lauren, Hannah Harrington, and Ben Rowen, eds. "Matilija Poppy." Berkeley Fiction Review, 36 (2016): n. pag. Print.

  • Argo, Christine, ed., "Bronwen" and "Liaison," Nature Inspired Spring (2016): 139, 141. Print.

  • "Carrying Stones." NCWCA News & Notes 61 (11 Feb. 2016): www.ncwca.org. Northern California Women's Caucus for Art. Web.

  • MacFadyen, Rihannon Evans, Donna Napper, and Brion Nuda Rosch, eds. MFA Never. Vol. 1. San Francisco: Root Division (2016). 144. Print.

2015

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

  • Ober, Doris, ed. West Marin Review 6 (2015): 120-21. Print.

  • Web log post. Hyperallergic LABS. Hyperallergic.com, 7 July 2015. Web.

  • Web log post. SFMOMA Tumblr. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 17 July 2015. Web.

2012-2014

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

  • 2015-2017, Member, Sculptors Guild, New York, NY

  • 2015-2016, Member, International Sculpture Center, Pacific Rim Sculptors chapter, Berkeley, CA

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