Faculty & Staff

Sarah G. Sharp
Assistant Professor
Foundation

410-455-8159
FA 341
ssharp(at)umbc(dot)edu

Sarah G. Sharp is an artist and curator whose studio practice and research cuts across and brings together interests in alternative social histories, language, place, technology and craft. Sharp teaches in the Foundations Department and works with various methodologies and materials in the studio, including textiles, video, drawing, print media and interactive technology. She is the recipient of a Getty Library Research Grant, a BRIC Arts Media Fellowship and residency awards at Cortijada Los Gázquez in Almeria, Spain, The Vermont Studio Center, and ESKFF at Mana Contemporary Art. Sharp has exhibited widely including The Aldrich Museum, The Hampden Gallery at University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Frederieke Taylor Gallery and Momenta Art in New York. Sharp’s Oral History Interview with artist Elaine Reichek was published by the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institute in 2009. She is the co-founder of COHORT, an artist’s collective in Brooklyn, NY and is faculty in the Art Practice MFA Program at School of Visual Arts in New York.

Alternative social formations and their relationship to the land are persistent areas of interest for Sharp. Her current research project, Youth Communes and The Pacific States , is a response to media based imagery of separatist, utopian and other types of communal worlds that emerged in American popular culture during the 1960’s and 1970’s.

Professor Sharp holds a BA in Media Studies from the Evergreen State College in Olympia WA, an MFA in Studio art and an MA in Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism and Theory from Purchase College, SUNY.