Sarah Pollman's (they/them) practice intertwines visual art, curatorial, and pedagogical practices, and is informed by principles drawn from art history, Critical Theory, and visual anthropology. Their research examines networks of signification in material culture with particular emphasis on photographic history, theory and production.
Their work has been supported by grants and fellowships from Assets for Artists / Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Creative Capital / Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program, and Emerson College. Their book, The Distances Between Us, was published by Trëma Forlag, and they have published articles in Art New England and Big, Red & Shiny, among other journals. They have curated exhibitions at the Photographic Resource Center, the Dorchester Art Project, and the New Art Center in Newton, as well as in various independent spaces. Their visual projects have been shown internationally, including solo shows at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Danforth Art Museum, and group shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography and the Rourke Art Museum, among others. Their work is held in permanent collections that include the Danforth Art Museum, the SGCI Archives in the Zuckerman Museum of Art and the Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta.
Sarah teaches in the Visual & Media Arts Department at Emerson College and holds an MFA from Tufts University and a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. They currently live and work in Boston, MA, USA, on the ancestral and unceded lands of the Massachusett people.
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