SaraNoa Mark

2023    Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
‘19-’20  Fulbright Research Award, Anatolian Living Rock Monuments and the Art of Place, Turkey 
2015    BFA Pennsylvania Academy of theFine Arts (hereafter PAFA), Philadelphia, PA

Selected Exhibitions
2023  Groundwork, Dreamsong, Minneapolis, MN
             Amuleto, Mayfeild, Chicago, IL Curated by Alberto Aguilar and Madeline Aguilar
             the shape of your error, 5533, Istanbul, Turkey Curated by Melih Aydemir
             This Earth, Concord Art, Concord, MA Curated by Stefan Hagan
2022  Carved Conversations, Sultan Han, Turkey
            And Still No Rain, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto, ON Curated by Madeleine Taurins and Melanie Scheiner
            Encounters,Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
            The Land Between The Sea, Engage Projects, Chicago, IL Curated by Noah Hanna
            Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow’, Design Museum of Chicago, Chicago, IL
            Barely Fair with Goldfinch Gallery, Chicago, IL
            Moon Spiral Heart Attack, Dreamsong, Minneapolis, MN
            Visualizing Spaces, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN
2021 36° 15’ 43”N  29° 59’ 14” E, Solo Exhibition, Goldfinch Gallery, Chicago, IL
            We Are All Guests Here, Bridge Projects, Los Angeles, CA
            This Earth: Notes and ObservationsSouthern Utah Museum of Art, Cedar City, UT
            What flies but never lands,Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL Curated by Minh Nguyen
            Hypnotic Stranger, Night Club, Minneapolis, MN
            Tender to the bone, Goldfinch Gallery, IL Curated by Elizabeth Lalley 
            Havruta, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL Curated by Shterna Goldbloom and Liam O'Connor
            Visual Sirens, St. Kate, Milwaukee, WI Curated by David Najib Kasir
            Codex Project, Works on Paper Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
            LtdWear5,  Tusk + LVL3, Chicago, IL
            Newcity's Breakout Artists,Expo Chicago with Newcity Magazine, Chicago Artists Coalition,Chicago, IL 
2020 Chicago Sculptural Biennial,Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art Curated by Adrienne Kochman
            Surface Tension, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL Curated by Pia Singh
            Preserving a Find, Tiger Strikes Astroid, Philadelphia, PA Curated by Adam Lovitz and Megan Biddle
2019 Temporarily Removed, Solo exhibition, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL
            Time as a tool, two-person exhibition, Hyde Park Art Center at EXPO Chicago, Chicago, IL
            The Shape of a Whisper and Its EchoDonnelley Foundation, Chicago, IL
            An Archive of Touch, Goldfinch Gallery, Chicago, IL
            Time Share, Monaco, Saint Louis, Missouri Curated by Jeff Robinson
            Art at Kings Oaks, Newton, PA
            Do what you love, bring what you got, come as you are, Oggi Chicago, IL 
            Luminarts Visual Arts Exhibition,​ Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago,IL
            Sub(Urban), Hyde Park ArtCenter, Chicago, IL Curated by Audrey Moyer
2018  Preview 8, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL Curated by Jared Quinton
            PLS, White Columns Curated by Francisco Correa Cordero
            Impossible Archive, Historic Landmark Building, Philadelphia, PA
            Winter Selection, Davis &Langdale Company, New York, NY
            Introductions, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Curated by Enrico Gomez
2017  Recent Contemporary Works, Davis& Langdale Company, New York, NY
            Lower Gallery Group Exhibition, Davis & Langdale Company, New York, NY
            Emerging Artist Exhibit, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
            Lower Gallery Group Exhibition, Davis & Langdale Company, New York, NY
            The Imperceptive, NoBA Artspace, Bala Cynwyd, PA 
            Meditations, Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA Curated by Leigh Werrell
2016 Places Recalled, Three-person exhibition, Groton Public Library, Groton, MA
            Responding to Place, ConcordArt, Concord, MA (exhibition catalogue)
            Paths that cross, The Cameron St Gallery, Winchester, VA Curated by Drew Kohler
            50 Shades of Red, Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA
            Personal Space, Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA Curated by Leigh Werrell
2015  Group Exhibition, Davis & Langdale Company, New York, NY
            Emerging Artists Exhibition, The Drawing Room Gallery, Greenwich, CT
            Emerging Artists Exhibition from PAFA, Oxford Arts Alliance, Oxford, PA Curated by E.M. Saniga
2014  Drawing Not Drawing, C. Ettinger Studio, Philadelphia, PA Curated by Astrid Bowlby, Robert Cozzolino
            The Journey, Smithsonian Institution’s S. Dillon Ripley Center, Washington, DC
            Essential Variations, Gallery 128, Philadelphia, PA Curated by Astrid Bowlby, Peter Van Dyck
            Convergence, Gallery 128, Philadelphia, PA Curated by Neysa Grassi, Bill Scott

Grants + Awards 
2023  Chicago Artadia Award
2022  Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
              Luminarts Project Grant 
2021  U.S. Mission to Turkey's Embassy Grants Program, U.S. Embassy Ankara, Turkey 
               Individual Artist Program, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
2020   Illinois Arts Council Agency Individual Artists Support Program
               West Collections LIFTS Grant
‘19-’20 Fulbright Research Award,“Living Rock Monuments and the Art of Place”, Turkey
              Luminarts Fellowship, Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago IL
              SPARK Grant, supported by the JoyceFoundation in Chicago, IL
2015   The John Anson Kittredge Fund
2015   The Pennsylvania Governor’s Award
               Pennsylvania Academy of theFine Arts Venture Fund
               Award of Excellence, VSA Arts,Washington, DC 
2014   The Women’s Board Travel Scholarship, Europe
               The Hobson Pittman Memorial Prize

2023    Wave Hill Winter Workspace Residency, Bronx, NY
2022    Urban Atölye, Istanbul, TR
2019    Jackman Goldwasser Residency, HydePark Art Center, Chicago, IL
‘18–‘19 BOLT Residency, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL
2017    Montello Foundation, Montello,Nevada
2016    Art Kibbutz Residency, Governors Island, NY
                Sedona Summer Colony, Invited Inaugural Resident, Sedona, AZ
2014    The Lois and Charles X. Carlson Landscape Painting Residency

2023 Hyperallergic: Rhea Nayyar, Chicago Artists Exploring Meaning-Making Win 2023 Artadia Awards
            ArtNews: Maximiliano Duran, Artist Award Roundup: Preis derNationalgalerie Goes to Four Artists, Sobey      ArtAward Reveals Long List, and More
            Newcity: Ray Pride, Today In The Culture, April11, 2023: Artadia Awards Named
            Argonotlar: Yıldız Öztürk, Sanat ve güvencesizlik: Artıkkonuşmanın zamanı gelmedi mi?
2022 ArtAsiaPacific: Matt Hanson,Carved Conversations
            Tablet: Armin Rosen, A Sukkah in February, and theRevelations Within
2021  Art [Memo]: Cooper Johnson, We Are All Guests Here
            Hyperallergic: Matt Stromberg, Our Wandering, Rootless Nature, GivenShape by a Jewish Tradition
            Newcity: Kerry Cardoza, Time Marches Forward: What Flies ButNever Lands? Asks Us To Reconsider The     Past
            Newcity: Kerry Cardoza, Art Top 5: August 2021
            Sixty Inches From Center: Row Särkelä, Review: LtdWear5 at LVL3
            Sixty Inches from Center Christina Nafziger, Review: 36° 15’ 43” N 29° 59’14” E at Goldfinch Gallery
            Newcity: Lori Waxman, 60wrd/min COVID Edition: SaraNoa Mark
            Newcity: Kerry Cardoza, Breakout Artists 2021: Chicago’s Next Generation ofImage Makers
            Newcity: Kerry Cardoza, Art Top 5: April 2021
            Bad at Sports: The Visualist, TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (2/25-3/3)
2020 Philadelphia Inquirer: EdithNewhall, Here are the shows you should see inPhilly art galleries now
            Buck Local News: ART AT KING OAKS: Bucks County couplecurates art exhibition at Wrightstown    Townshipfarm
            Sixty Inches From Center: Amanda Dee, Processing An Archive of Touch atGoldfinch Gallery
            New Art Examiner: Rusty Freeman, "Time Share" and "WarmWelcome" at Monaco Gallery
2019  Hyperallergic: Jasmine Weber, Art Movements
            ARTNEWS: Claire Selvin, Chicago Artists Coalition NamesInaugural Recipients of SPARK Microgrants
            Newcity: Pia Singh, Traces of Absence: A Review ofSaraNoa Mark at Chicago Artists Coalition
            the Merg: Liam Ze'ev O'Conner Temporarily Removed @ CAC
2018  The COMPMagazine: Chester Alamo-Costello, SaraNoa Mark A Conversation with Ancient Objects
2016  Title Magazine: Gordon Stillman, PersonalSpace
2015   Chester County Press: J. Chambless, Emerging artists shine in Oxford exhibit

Lectures + Visiting Artist + Panels
2023 Visiting Artist, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2022 Water Drawing: Rituals of ReturnBerkeley Artand Interreligious Pilgrimage Project, Graduate Theological Union
             The Uncertainty of Rain, Creative Impact Lab Amman, a ZERO1 exchange supported by U..S, Embassy Amman, co-produced with IDare for Sustainable Development.
2021  Artist Talk, What Ifs and Maybes?, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
              Artist Talk, Experimental Drawing, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
              Artist Talk, Aurora University, IL
              Artist Talk, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
2020   Guest Lecturer, Departmentof Arts Administration and Policy, The School of the Art Institute ofChicago, Chicago, IL
2020   Community lunch talks with Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero and SaraNoa Mark hosted by Sarah Khalid  Dhobhany, Mana Contemporary Chicago
2019   Gallery Talk: "Drawing from the Oriental Institute," The Oriental Institute, Chicago, IL
2018    Artist Talk, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.
2016    Artist Talk, Groton Public Library, Groton, MA
2011    Gallery Talk: “The Hebrew Biblet hrough the Lens of Medieval Christian Art,” The MET Cloisters, New York, NY 

            Sultan Han, Public architectural intervention at a 13th century Seljuk caravanserai in Turkey 
            West Collection
            Parachute Home, Commissioned Work, Chicago

Related Experience 
2017- 2023 4th Ward Project Space Co-Director, Chicago, IL 
2016 – 2020 Museum Guard, Oriental Institute, Chicago, IL

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