Sarah Pollman works at the intersection of art and art history to connect contemporary imaging culture with its historical counterparts. Her research and projects examine the role of photography in the creation of memory and planned amnesia for personal events, looking specifically at how vernacular snapshot photography functions in American culture.

Her visual projects have been shown internationally, including exhibitions at the Danforth Art Museum, the Griffin Museum of Photography and the Rourke Art Museum. She is the recipient of a 2013 Art Writing Workshop from the AICA-USA and Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program, a 2014 Curatorial Opportunity Program grant at the New Art Center in Newton, and a Faculty Fund Grant from Emerson College. In addition to writing introductions to artist monographs, her written work has been published in Art New EnglandBig Red & Shiny and other art journals. Her first book, The Distances Between Us, was published in 2016 by Trema Förlag (Stockholm, Sweden).

Sarah Pollman holds a BFA and MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University. Currently, she is faculty at Montserrat College of Art and Emerson College.

2014    Tufts University, Master of Fine Arts
2007   School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University, Bachelor of Fine Arts      

2015   Find & Form Space, Perpetual Care, Boston, MA
2014   Danforth Art Museum, Aura/Ground, Framingham, MA
2014   Howard Art Project, Notations, Dorchester, MA 
2012   New Art Center in Newton, Sarah Pollman: Photography, Newton, MA

2017   Krakow Witkin Gallery, Annual AIDS Benefit 2017, Boston, MA
2017   Vermont Center for Photography, Is Photography Enough?, Brattleboro, VT
2017   Society for Photographic Education, Tahoe CoLab Juried Exhibition, Lake Tahoe, CA
2017   Montserrat College of Art, Artrageous 31, Beverly, MA
2017   SGCI Conference, Hotlanta Portfolio, Atlanta, GA
2017   New England Biolabs, Explorations, Ipswich, MA
2016   Griffin Museum of Photography, Found in Collection: Selections from the Danforth Art Museum Permanent Collection, Winchester, MA
2016   Sanlang Art Dimension, The Opposite of the World, Hangzhou, China
2016   Lens Gallery, Confluences (with Vanessa Michalak), Boston, MA
2016   Open Aperture Gallery, Smaller Than A Breadbox, Newport, RI
2016   Danforth Art Museum, Beautiful Decay, Framingham, MA
2016   Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Definitely Dorchester, Boston, MA
2016   Open Aperture Gallery, Performing Decay, Newport, RI
2015   Luhring Augustine and Visual Aids, Postcards From the Edge, New York, NY
2015   Wheaton College, Photography Beyond the Frame, Norton, MA
2015   Danforth Art Museum, Facial Expressions, Framingham, MA
2015   Mills Gallery, Exchange Codes: Boston and Beyond, Boston, MA
2015   Dorchester Art Project, Between You and Me, Dorchester, MA
2014   Rourke Art Museum, Of Memory, Bone and Myth, Moorehead, MN
2014   Essex Art Center, Every Place (with Allison Cekala), Lawrence, MA
2014   Elemental Collaborations, Fire (with Elena Ricci), New Orleans, LA
2014   A.I.R. Gallery, Wish You Were Here 13, Brooklyn, NY
2014   Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, Your Work Here! [2.0], Boston, MA
2014   Emerson College, Oppositional Realities, Boston, MA
2014   Boston University, Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston, MA
2013   Daniel Cooney Fine Art, Emerging Photographers' Auction, NYC, NY
2013   Danforth Art Museum, New England Photography Biennial, Framingham, MA
2013   Griffin Museum of Photography, Winter Solstice Show, Winchester, MA
2013   Danforth Art Museum, Off the Wall, Framingham, MA
2012   Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, PRC Benefit Auction, Boston, MA
2012   Danforth Art Museum, Off the Wall, Framingham, MA
2012   Samsøn Projects, Proof of Purchase, Boston, MA
2011    Lincoln Arts Project, A Collection of Bostonia Collectives, Waltham, MA
2011    Danforth Art Museum, New England Photography Biennial, Framingham, MA
2011    Boston University, A Taste of Boston, Boston, MA
2011    Danforth Art Museum, A Community of Artists, Framingham, MA
2010   Photographic Center Northwest, 15th Annual Member’s Exhibition, Seattle, WA
2010   Vermont Photography Workplace, Wide-Awake Dreaming, Brattleboro, VT
2010   Danforth Art Museum, A Community of Artists, Framingham, MA
2009   Boston Public Library, Allston-Brighton Exposition, Allston, MA

2016   Trema Förlag, The Distances Between Us (monograph)
2014   SideReel Journal, Winter 2014, Issue 1
2014   Phases Magazine, Father and Mother: Sarah Pollman
2010   Photographic Center Northwest, Photo Center NW Volume 4, 
2010   Vermont Photography Workplace, Wide-Awake Dreaming, Exhibition Catalogue

2017   The Boston Globe, Small Works, Big Impact, Marni Elyse Katz
2017   Style Carrot, Style Monday: Montserrat College of Art's Small Works Show, Marni Elyse Katz
2017   A Photo Editor, The Best of Filter Photo Festival, Part 1, Jonathan Blaustein
2017   OURS Magazine, The Distances Between Us, Madison Rich
2017   Who Needs Another Photo Blog?, The Distances Between Us by Sarah Pollman, Christer Ek
2017   The Boston Globe, Critic’s Pick
2015   The Boston Hassle, Perpetual Care: photographs by Sarah Pollman at Find & Form
2014   Tufts Magazine, Mixed Media
2014   The Boston Globe, Images that are off season, in the universe, and somewhere between, Mark Feeney
2014   Metrowest Daily News, Open to Photographic Interpretation at Danforth Art, Chris Bergeron
2014   365 Artists, 365 Days, Sarah Pollman - Boston, MA, interview
2014   The Boston Globe, The myth of the Wild West, and its murky construction, Cate Mcquaid
2014   Mutant Space, Sarah Pollman’s Photographs From Figure And Ground Ask Us To Reconsider The Truth Of The Photographic Image, Moray Mair
2013   Light Leaked, Sarah Pollman, Ashley Kauschinger
2013   New England Journal of Aesthetic Research, Photo Publication “3200K” Debuts, Greg Cookland
2012   Boston Dig, Off the Wall: Corporeal Constructions, Christina Lacoste                       
2011    Metrowest Daily News, Danforth Biennial Showcases Diverse Work of 39 Photographers, Chris Bergeron
2011    New Landscape Photography, Sarah Pollman, Wilson Cummer
2011    Mull It Over, Interview: Sarah Pollman, Jonathan Cherry
2009   Metrowest Daily News, Art for the Ages at Newton’s New Art Center, Chris Bergeron

2017  Emerson College, Part-Time Faculty Fund Grant
2017  Emerson College, Inclusive Excellence Faculty Fellowship
2017  The Rensign Center, Residency
2014   New Art Center in Newton, Curatorial Opportunity Program Grant
2013   AICA-USA and Creative Capital I Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, Art Writing Workshop
2013   School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, President’s Research Award
2012   School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, President’s Research Award 

Bernardi Auto Group
Danforth Art Museum
SGCI Archives in the Zuckerman Museum of Art
Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta
Georgia State University

2016-2018   Montserrat College of Art, Part-Time Professor
2015-2018   Emerson College, Affiliate Lecturer
2016-2017   Tufts University, Part-Time Lecturer
2016-2017   New Hampshire Institute of Art, Adjunct Faculty
2015-2016   School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Part-Time Faculty
2016   Endicott College, Adjunct Professor
2015   New England College, Part-Time Lecturer
2015   Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Summer Studios Faculty
2014   School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Post-Graduate Teaching Fellow
2013   The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Adjunct Professor
2013   School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Graduate Teaching Fellow

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