SARA EMSAKI

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B. 1989, Isfahan, Iran

Lives and works between U.S and Iran

Sara.emsaki@gmail.com

EDUCATION

2020 Master of Fine Arts - Yale School of Art

2016 Bachelor of Arts - University of California, Berkeley

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

Served In Parts, Center for Contemporary Creations, Isfahan, Iran

Behind Closed Doors, Rad Gallery, Berkeley, CA

Group and Two Person Exhibitions

2018

2017

**ON VIEW** Reorienting the Imaginaries, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

The Beginning of Never Ending ,The Black Infinity Launching Exhibition, No Place Gallery, Columbus, OH

Root Division’s 16th Annual Art Auction, San Francisco, CA

Opening Group Show, Sola Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA ( Curated by Ozzie Juarez )

Red Hot Wicked, Studio C Gallery, Santa Fe Art Colony, Los Angeles, CA 

2016

Introductions 2016, Root Division, San Francisco, CA    

A Feeling of Filling, Thirdspace, San Jose, CA

Figure and Field, Rhythmix Cultural Works, Alameda, CA ( Curated by Daniel Nevers )

Senior Thesis Show, The Worth Ryder Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA

Survivors’ Symposium, Wheeler Hall, Berkeley, CA

Pick Your Poison, Honors Exhibition, The Worth Ryder Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA

Wendy Sussman Prize in Painting Exhibition, The Worth Ryder Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2015

Real Talk, Honors Exhibition, The Worth Ryder Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA

IKWYDLS, The Worth Ryder Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA

Terminal, Architecture of Time, Artists Television Access, San Francisco, CA

Junction, Video Installation, The Worth Ryder Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA

Skinterrior, Just Beige, Headquarters, Berkeley, CA

Take it or Leave it, The Worth Ryder Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA


AWARDS

2016

2015

The Eisner Prize- Highest Achievement in the Creative Arts- University of California, Berkeley

UC Berkeley Art Department's Honor Studio Awardee

Wendy Sussman Prize in Painting - University of California, Berkeley

UC Berkeley Academic Dean's Honors

UC Berkeley Art Department's Honor Studio Awardee


PUBLICATIONS

2018

2016

Occidental College, department of Critical Theory and Social Justice

Introductions 16 Catalog, Root Division  

The Cal Literature & Arts Magazine (CLAM)

The Arts + Design Initiative

KPFB Radio, Art Vs. The World  


RELATED EXPERIENCE

2016 – 2017

2016  

2014 – 15

Painting Assistant for Katherine Sherwood, Bay Area, CA

Painting Instructor, City College of San Francisco – Continuing Education, SF, CA

Painting Assistant for Artist in Residence at Facebook HQ, Menlo Park, CA

Art Instructor, Coronado Elementary School, Richmond, CA