SaraNoa Mark

SaraNoa Mark
b. 1991 New York, NY

2019 - 2020 Fulbright Research Award, Anatolian Living Rock Monuments and the Art of Place, Turkey
2015 BFA Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (hereafter PAFA), Philadelphia, PA

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions
2021 (Forthcoming) Goldfinch Gallery, Chicago, IL
2019 Time as a tool, with Assaf Evron, Hyde Park Art Center at EXPO Chicago, Chicago, IL (Curated by Allison Peters Quinn)
2019 Temporarily Removed, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 What flies but never lands, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL (Curated by Minh Nguyen)
2020 Preserving a Find, Tiger Strikes Astroid, Philadelphia, PA (Curated by Adam Lovitz and Megan Biddle)
2020 I watched you from afar, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL (Curated by Pia Singh)
2019 The Shape of a Whisper and Its Echo, Donnelley Foundation, Chicago, IL (Curated by Greg Ruffing)
2019 An Archive of Touch, Goldfinch Gallery, Chicago, IL
2019 Time Share, Monaco, Saint Louis, Missouri (Curated by Jeff Robinson)
2019 Art at Kings Oaks, Newton, PA
2019 Do what you love, bring what you got, come as you are, Oggi Chicago, IL (Curated by Erin Bliss)
2019 Luminarts Visual Arts Exhibition,​ Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2019 Sub(Urban), Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL (Curated by Audrey Moyer)
2018 Preview 8, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL (Curated by Jared Quinton)
2018 PLS, White Columns (Curated by Francisco Correa Cordero)
2018 Impossible Archive, Historic Landmark Building, Philadelphia, PA
2018 Winter Selection, Davis & Langdale Company, New York, NY
2018 Introductions, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (Curated by Enrico Gomez)
2017 Recent Contemporary Works, Davis & Langdale Company, New York, NY
2017 Lower Gallery Group Exhibition, Davis & Langdale Company, New York, NY
2017 Emerging Artist Exhibit, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
2017 Lower Gallery Group Exhibition, Davis & Langdale Company, New York, NY
2017 The Imperceptive, NoBA Artspace, Bala Cynwyd, PA (Curated by: Jay Walker)
2017 Meditations, Three-person exhibition, Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA (curated by: Virginia Leigh Werrell)
2016 Places Recalled, Three-person exhibition, Groton Public Library, Groton, MA
2016 Responding to Place, Concord Art, Concord, MA (exhibition catalogue)
2016 Paths that cross, The Cameron St Gallery, Winchester, VA (curated by: Drew Kohler)
2016 50 Shades of Red, Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA
2016 Personal Space, Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA (curated by: Virginia Leigh Werrell)
2016 I will probably forget this cloud, Red Raven Art Company, Lancaster, PA
2015 Group Exhibition, Davis & Langdale Company, New York, NY
2015 Emerging Artists Exhibition, The Drawing Room Gallery, Greenwich, CT
2015 114th Annual Student Exhibition, Galleries of the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building PAFA; Philadelphia, PA
2015 Art in Process, pop-up gallery in the museum lobby of The Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building (curated by: Jodi Throckmorton)
2015 Merge Philly Art Schools, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA
2015 Emerging Artists Exhibition from PAFA, Oxford Arts Alliance, Oxford, PA (curated by: E.M. Saniga)
2014 Drawing Not Drawing, C. Royce Ettinger Studio, Philadelphia, PA (curated by: Astrid Bowlby, Robert Cozzolino)
2014 The Journey: VSA Emerging Young Artists Program, Smithsonian Institution’s S. Dillon Ripley Center, Washington, DC
2014 Essential Variations, Gallery 128, Philadelphia, PA (Jurors: Astrid Bowlby, Peter Van Dyck)
2014 Convergence, Gallery 128, Philadelphia, PA (Jurors: Neysa Grassi, Bill Scott)

Grants / Awards / Residencies

2019-2020 Fulbright Research Award, Turkey
2019 Jackman Goldwasser Residency, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
2019 Luminarts Fellowship, Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago IL
2019 SPARK Grant, supported by the Joyce Foundation in Chicago, IL
2018 - 2019 BOLT Residency, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL
2017 Montello Foundation, Montello, Nevada
2016 Art Kibbutz Residency, Governors Island, NY
2016 Sedona Summer Colony, Invited Inaugural Resident, Sedona, AZ
2015 The John Anson Kittredge Fund
2015 The Pennsylvania Governor’s Award
2015 The Janet Fleisher Prize
2015 The Edna Pennypacker Stauffer Memorial Prize
2015 The Lambert and Emma Wallace Cadwalader First Prize for Landscape
2015 The Robert A. Ricker Memorial Landscape Prize
2015 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Venture Fund
2015 Award of Excellence, VSA Arts, Washington, DC
2014 The Women’s Board Travel Scholarship
2014 The Lois and Charles X. Carlson Landscape Painting Residency
2014 The Hobson Pittman Memorial Prize
2014 The Sylvia G. Wexler Award
2014 The Susan Carlen Brown Memorial Prize For Aqueous Media On Paper
2014 The Historic Yellow Springs Prize Award
2011-2015 Academic Scholarship at PAFA, Philadelphia, PA
2011-2015 Portfolio Merit Award, PAFA, Philadelphia, PA


Amanda Dee, Processing An Archive of Touch at Goldfinch Gallery, Sixty Inches From Center, July 2019
Rusty Freeman, "Time Share" and "Warm Welcome" at Monaco Gallery, St. Louis, New Art Examiner, July 2019
Jasmine Weber, Art Movements, Hyperallergic, April 2019
Claire Selvin, Chicago Artists Coalition Names Inaugural Recipients of SPARK Microgrants, ARTNEWS, April 2019
Pia Singh, Traces of Absence: A Review of SaraNoa Mark at Chicago Artists Coalition, Newcity, April 2019
Liam Ze'ev O'Conner Temporarily Removed @ CAC, the Merg, April 2019
Chester Alamo-Costello, SaraNoa Mark A Conversation with Ancient Objects, The COMPMagazine, May 2018
Chester Alamo-Costello, Chicago Portraits, Alamo-Costello Archives, May 2018
Jacquie Mahon, Getting To Know S. Douglas Matlaga, Founder of Green Hill Art Services, Spirit News, October 2016
Gordon Stillman, Personal Space, Title Magazine, February 2016
J. Chambless, Emerging artists shine in Oxford exhibit, Chester County Press, March 2015
The Journey, Smithsonian Institution S. Dillion Ripley Center (exhibition catalogue), 2014

Visiting Artist / Lectures / Panels

2019 Gallery Talk: "Drawing from the Oriental Institute," The Oriental Institute, Chicago, IL, May 2
2018 Artist Talk, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C., September 5
2016 Artist Talk, Groton Public Library, Groton, MA, November 17
2011 Gallery Talk: “The Hebrew Bible through the Lens of Medieval Christian Art,” The MET Cloisters, New York, NY August 4

Related Experience
2017 - Present 4th Ward Project Space Co-Director, Chicago, IL
2016 - Present Museum Attendant at the Oriental Institute, Chicago, IL
2013-2014 PAFA Museum Education Internship, Philadelphia, PA
2011 The Cloisters Summer Internship for College Students, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
2015 Insider Art, PAFA, Philadelphia, PA (Curator)
2009 CITYarts, Internship, New York, NY

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