Sarah Pater is an artist living in Philadelphia. 
︎, ︎ sarah.r.pater@gmail.com 


Education


2015

M.F.A., Painting, Rhode Island School of Design

2009

B.F.A., Painting, Boston University


Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions

2020

Everything might spill, Spite Haus, Philadelphia

2017

Anyoffice, University of the Arts, Philadelphia

2015

Nothing / Will Have Taken Place / but the Place, Sarah Pater and Lauren Comito, Projekt 722, Brooklyn


Selected Group Exhibitions

2019

Unseen (curated by Akili Tommasino), Collar Works, Troy NY
Be. Long., Dutoit Gallery, Dayton OH
THERE IS NO BAND (organized by A.J. Rombach), Distillery Gallery, Boston

2018

Double Meeting, Orgy Park, Brooklyn
A Few Conversations Between Women, Boston University, Boston
Made in Paint, Sam & Adele Golden Gallery, New Berlin NY 

2016

106 Green Presents, Brennan & Griffin, New York
A Body Has No Center, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia
Brick Moon, FJORD, Philadelphia
Dirty Particles, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica

2015

Sub-Scheme, Western Exhibitions, Chicago
RISD MFA Painting (essay), Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York
Fever Dream, RISD Museum, Providence 
RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Convention Center, Providence

2014

UFO Hunters, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence
Not Tight, Memorial Hall Gallery, Providence
The Rainbow Room, 111 Front Street, Brooklyn
New Talent, New York Design Center, New York

2013

Pool Rules, Sarah Pater, Natessa Amin, & Sean Gerstley, FJORD, Philadelphia

2012

In Celebration of the Barnes, CSA Gallery, Philadelphia 
Considering the Provisional, FJORD, Philadelphia 


Fellowships / Residencies

2021

Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency, Granville NY (forthcoming)
Lighthouse Works Fellowship, Fishers Island NY (forthcoming)

2020

Soaring Gardens Residency, Ora Lerman Charitable Trust, Laceyville PA

2018

Lacawac Sanctuary & Biological Field Station Artist Residency, Lake Ariel PA

2017

The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts Residency, New Berlin NY

2013/14

Graduate Division Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design
RISD Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design


Collaborative Projects / Curatorial

2020

Slow Burn (curated with David Aipperspach), West Chester University, West Chester PA  

2015

Paper Chasers, Memorial Hall Gallery, Providence
(curated with Tony Bragg, Irmak Canevi, Andy Giannakakis, Suzy Gonzalez, Michael R. Leon, Jon Merritt, Fernando Pezzino, Whitney Oldenburg, & Katie Darby-Slater)

2013

Ivory Tower (curated with Kaitlynd O'Doherty), FJORD, Philadelphia


Selected Bibliography

2015

Hyperallergic: “Highlights from the RISD MFA Painting Exhibition in Chelsea”

2013

The Nicola Midnight St. Claire: “Form Review - Pool Rules at FJORD”


RECENT:

Slow Burn
, Baker Gallery, West Chester University, West Chester PA
January 21 – February 22, 2020

Slow Burn brings together artists whose work rewards in-person apprehension. Through optical subtleties, unusual surface and material interactions, and iterative processes, this work resists quick circulation and reclaims a physical, embodied experience of looking for the willing viewer. Work by Seth Cameron, Anthony Campuzano, Micah Danges, Jessica Dickinson, Angela Dufresne, Ava Hassinger, Dona Nelson, and Richard Ryan. Organized by David Aipperspach & Sarah Pater.