SaraNoa Mark

Education
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  36° 15’ 43” N  29° 59’ 14” E, 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
2021 This Earth: Notes and Observations by Montello Foundation ArtistsSouthern Utah Museum of Art, Cedar City, UT (forthcoming) 
2021 What flies but never lands, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL (Forthcoming, Curated by Minh Nguyen)
2021 Codex Project, Works on Paper Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (Forthcoming)
2021 Newcity's Breakout Artists, Expo Chicago in partnership with Newcity Magazine, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL 
2020 Chicago Sculptural Biennial, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art Curated by Adrienne Kochman
2020 Surface Tension, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL Curated by Pia Singh
2020 Preserving a Find, Tiger Strikes Astroid, Philadelphia, PA Curated by Adam Lovitz and Megan Biddle
2019 The Shape of a Whisper and Its EchoDonnelley 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 
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
2015 Group Exhibition, Davis & Langdale Company, New York, NY
2015 Emerging Artists Exhibition, The Drawing Room Gallery, Greenwich, CT
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 Curated by Astrid Bowlby, Peter Van Dyck
2014 Convergence, Gallery 128, Philadelphia, PA Curated by Neysa Grassi, Bill Scott


Grants / Awards 
2021 Individual Artist Program, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
2020 Illinois Arts Council Agency Individual Artists Support Program
2020 West Collections LIFTS Grant
2019-2020 Fulbright Research Award, Turkey
2019 Luminarts Fellowship, Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago IL
2019 SPARK Grant, supported by the Joyce Foundation in Chicago, IL
2015 The John Anson Kittredge Fund
2015 The Pennsylvania Governor’s Award
2015 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Venture Fund
2015 Award of Excellence, VSA Arts, Washington, DC 
2014 The Women’s Board Travel Scholarship, Europe
2014 The Hobson Pittman Memorial Prize
2011-2015 Academic Scholarship at PAFA, Philadelphia, PA
2011-2015 Portfolio Merit Award, PAFA, Philadelphia, PA


Residencies 
2019 Jackman Goldwasser Residency, Hyde Park Art Center, 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
2014 The Lois and Charles X. Carlson Landscape Painting Residency

Collections
West Collection
Parachute Home, Commissioned Work, Chicago

Bibliography 
Christina Nafziger, Review: 36° 15’ 43” N 29° 59’ 14” E at Goldfinch Gallery, Sixty Inches from Center, April, 2021
Kerry Cardoza, Breakout Artists 2021: Chicago’s Next Generation of Image Makers, Newcity, March 2021
Kerry Cardoza, Art Top 5: April 2021 , Newcity, March 2021
The Visualist, TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (2/25-3/3), Bad at Sports, February 2021
Edith Newhall, Here are the shows you should see in Philly art galleries now, Philadelphia Inquirer, February 2020
ART AT KING OAKS: Bucks County couple curates art exhibition at Wrightstown Township farm, Buck Local News, 2020
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
Gordon Stillman, Personal Space, Title Magazine, February 2016
J. Chambless, Emerging artists shine in Oxford exhibit, Chester County Press, March 2015

Visiting Artist / Lectures / Panels
2021 Artist Talk, Intermediate / Advanced Studio, Aurora University, March 17
2021 Artist Talk, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL, January 16
2020 Guest Lecturer, Department of Arts Administration and Policy, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL,
August 6
2020 Community lunch talks with Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero and SaraNoa Mark hosted by Sarah Khalid Dhobhany, Mana
Contemporary Chicago, July 16
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 6

Related Experience 
2017 - Present 4th Ward Project Space Co-Director, Chicago, IL 
2016 - 2019 Museum Attendant at the Oriental Institute, Chicago, IL
2011 The Cloisters Summer Internship for College Students, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

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