Sarah Walko is an artist, director, curator and writer. She is currently the Director of Education and Community Engagement at the Visual Art Center of New Jersey.

Professional Experience:
• Director of Arts Programming, Marble House Project, Artists’ Residency Program, February 2014 –
• Executive Director, Triangle Arts Association International Visual Artists Workshop and Residency
Program, January 2007- January 2014.
• Contributing Writer, Hyperallergic Art Blog, Drain Magazine of Contemporary Art and Culture, Eyes
Towards the Dove
• Independent Curator 2006- present
• Curator of Exhibitions, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia, 2005- 2006

Master of Fine Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2005
Bachelor of Arts, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 2001
Louisiana University Rome, Italy, 2000

Writing Publications see Essays Page

Published Visual Images:
The Dirty Goat, Redivider, Blood Lotus, Apple Valley Review, 2 River, A Capella Zoo, Awosting Alchemy, Fogged Clarity, 5×5 Literary Magazine, Bathhouse, Zone 3 Literary Magazine, Conceptcion Books, Cincinnati Review, Carrier Pigeon, Split Lip Magazine, In Laymen’s Terms, 805 Literary Magazine, Autumn House Press, Host Publications, The Banyan Review, Radar Poetry, Rappahhannock Review literary journal, Barzakh Magazine, Permafrost Magazine, Variant Literature.

Curatorial Projects:

On Eternities Tablets: Anne Katrine Senstad, Virtual solo exhibition at Open Art Advisory, 2021
Now Can You See the Monument? Curated a Solo Exhibition of the work of Donna Conklin King, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ 2020
No Man Spirits Our Dust, 5-50 Gallery, Queens, NY 2019
Between Wisdom and Madness, co-curated with Agnes Deja, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ 2019
Approaching Vibrancy: A Survey of Women Artists in New Jersey, Morris Art Center, Morristown, NJ 2018
Advances and Retreats, Public art video projections, Manhattan Bridge Anchorage, NYC 2016
Everything Else is Too Narrow, Baerum Kunsthall, Oslo, Norway 2016
Decomposing Hierarchies, Public art video projections, Manhattan Bridge Anchorage, NYC 2015
Crest and Trough, Public art video projections, Manhattan Bridge Anchorage, NYC 2015
The World and its Things in the Middle of Their Intimacy, Fridman Gallery, NYC 2014
Beyond Reconstitution, 111 Front Street Galleries, NYC 2014
A Cage Went in Search of a Bird, Radiator Gallery, NYC 2013
Windshape, nArchitects, SCAD Lacoste 2006
This Gift is a Problem for you to Solve, SCAD Red Gallery 2006

Workshops, Lectures, Art Direction, Residencies


Selected speaker, New York City Museum Educators Conference, Virtual
Brooklyn Arts Council Grants Panelist, Public Visual Art
SCAD Mentorship Program
The First Ten, New Hope Artist Residency Program

NYFA Immigrant Artists Mentor Program
Art For Good: HATCHING A Better World, With Our Whole Broken Hearts

Residency, Chateau Orquevaux
NYFA Immigrant Artists Mentor Program
Visiting Artist Lecturer, Endicott College, MA

Visiting Artist Lecturer, Hudson Valley Community College

Co-writer, co-director, co-actor, Make Bright the Arrows, film by John Ensor Parker and Sarah Walko
Visiting Lecturer, Rhode Island School of Design

Invited Panelist, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Craft and Horror in Contemporary Art
Visiting Artist Lecturer, Endicott College, MA
Visiting Lecturer, Kansas City Art Institute, KC
Visiting Artist and Juror, University of Missouri, KC

Juror, Wassaic Residency Program, NY

Visiting Artist, Roger Williams University, RI
Visiting Artist, Savannah College of Art and Design, Painting Department/Career Development, GA
Morning Drawing Residency,, Online

Resident Artist, Elizabeth Foundation, New York, NY
Resident Artist, I-Park, CT
Co-Writer, Co-Director, co- set design and actor in independent film Lux/Nox with artist Malado Baldwin

Art Director/Co-Creator/Composer – El Cadaver Exquisito independent feature film by Victor Ruano

Artworks Residency Program, Johnstown Pennsylvania.

Workshop and Presentation / Film screening, Museum of Modern Art El Salvador, San Salvador
Guest Lecture and exhibition Marietta College of Art, Marietta Ohio
Guest Lecture Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City Missouri

Recent Exhibitions


Urban Reverence and Urban Divergence, Brooklyn NY and New York, NY June 2022

New Hope Artist Residency Exhibition, New Hope, PA, July 2022

Transcendence, Local Project, Long Island City, Queens, NY

Index at Index Art Center, Newark NJ

Case Studies, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ, March 2018
Baker’s Dozen: 13 Artists on Found Objects, one Black Whisker Gallery, Erie, PA

Fair Play, group exhibition, Miami, FL
So That I Might Speak to You of Your Magnificence, Solo Exhibition, The Teaching Gallery,Troy, New York
Rewoven, Innovation Fiber Arts Exhibition, Queens Community College, CUNY, Queens, NY
I Embody, Group exhibition in 310 Gallery, Marrietta College, Marrietta, OH

Gratitude, two person exhibition with John Ensor Parker, December 2016, 72 Storefront Gallery, DUMBO Brooklyn
Make Bright the Arrows, collaboration film with John Ensor Parker, Film screening debut, Independent Filmmakers Project, DUMBO Brooklyn, November 2016
LIGHT YEAR 17, Earth Revisited, September 2016, Manhattan Bridge Anchorage Video Exhibition

To Be Everything, Silo Gallery New Milford, Connecticut
Audubon and the Avian Experience, Marietta College, Marietta Ohio
Ley Lines, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY

Small Pleasures, Ulrich Museum of Art, Witchita, Kansas
Raising the Temperature, Rainforest Art Foundation, Queens, New York
Raising the Temperature, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York
A Necessary Shift, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, New York

You and I Do Not Come Lightly to the Blank Page, Solo exhibition at Roger Williams College, Rhode Island
DUMBO Glow, Film and Video exhibition on the Manhattan Bridge, DUMBO Brooklyn

Codex Dynamic, Curated video exhibition on the Manhattan Bridge, DUMBO Brooklyn New York, DUMBO Arts

Preternatural Exhibition, National Museum of Nature, Ottawa Canada

Contact email:
Instagram: @sarahwalko


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