In March 2020, Sarah Stolar will be an artist is residence at Cow House Studios. Cow House Studios is a progressive artist-run school and residency set in the farmland of county Wexford, Ireland. A productive farm to this day, the 180 acres of land provide an authentic and inspirational backdrop while facilitating multidisciplinary practices for artists in residence and students, focusing on cross-cultural learning and creative exchange. The Open Residency Programis intended to offer artists critically valuable time and space to think, research and make new work.
Sarah Stolar will exhibit her five-channel video installation Hospital in the group show Winter Tales at Currents 826 gallery in Santa Fe. This is the first time it has been exhibited since being previously installed for Currents New Media Festival 2011 in Santa Fe, Stolar’s first exhibition in New Mexico Winter Tales features four previous Currents New Media Festival artists collected together to explore themes of the darkest quarter of the year. From a retelling of a classic winter witch tale through smell to an exploration of inner-turmoil projected into a miniature house and hospital, these works allow us to sink into the deepest reaches of our psyche during the cold season. This show will run early December to late March, interspersed with several pop-ups and events. Opening reception Friday, December 13, 5-7pm.
Sarah Stolar will exhibit new figurative drawings and paintings created within the last year and some while in residence at the Vermont Studio Center - Summer 2018 in Alcoves 20/20 at the New Mexico New Museum of Art. The exhibition opens on October 19 and runs through December 15, 2019. The Alcove Series consists of rotating exhibitions every few years which focus on new work by contemporary New Mexican artists. Since 2012, 80 New Mexican artists have exhibited their work. The series is curated by Merry Scully, the Museum of Art’s curator of contemporary art and follows a format which derives from the founding of the New Mexico Museum of Art in 1917. Alcoves 20/20 will consist of a series of six exhibitions featuring five artists at a time.
Sarah Stolar will moderate the panel PINK: Feminine Aesthetics in the Age of Intersectionality at the The Harwood Museum of Art on June 28, 2019 at 7pm. She invites four New Mexico artists - Nikesha Breeze, Jessamyn Lovell and c Marquez- to discuss the understanding of “gendered” imagery and how “feminine” aesthetics translates in today’s intersectional climate. Informed by Judy Chicago’s research on Central Core Imagery, this panel will consider what constitutes a feminine aesthetic (if anything at all), gender normative imagery, color as stereotype, the ethics of feminist art and inclusivity, and identity politics.
Sarah Stolar is returning to the Vermont Studio Center for a four-week residency July, 2020. This is her second Merit Grant to attend VSC; she received the first for her four-week residency May-June, 2018.
Sarah Stolar received the inaugural Alumni Grant from the Art Academy of Cincinnati (BFA 2000) for The Bella Ribbons Project - an interdisciplinary collaborative effort with Seth D. Myers. An exhibition of single channel video, photography, drawing, and ephemera will be on view February 15th-March 8th, 2019. Sarah Stolar will present a lecture at the Art Academy of Cincinnati on investigative process and screen Ribbons 1-6, a six chapter short, on February 21st, 2019 from 11:30-12:30pm.
Sarah Stolar is presenting at FATE's 17th Biennial Conference - Foundations in Flux, hosted by the Columbus College of Art & Design. She will be presenting assignments and updated academic policies that breakdown power structures and uplift disenfranchised students on the panel Love and Compassion for the Underserved Student. The conference is held April 4th-6th, 2019.
Sarah Stolar's third time exhibiting at Currents New Media International Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Ribbons 1-6, a six-chapter short from The Bella Ribbons Project - collaboration with Seth D. Myers will screen at this year's festival from June 7th-23rd, 2019.