Sarah Berkeley

Art Discipline: 
Lincoln, NE
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Jun 8, 2015 to Jun 19, 2015

Sarah Berkeley spent the first 6 years of her life on the North Shore of Massachusetts. She lived the following years of her childhood on a farm in Michigan and then in a log house in the Colorado mountains. Between high school and college she lived in the Southwest of Ireland. During her undergraduate studies she spent a year studying art in Madrid, Spain. At the completion of her degree she began her career as a web designer in New York City and in 2003 moved to Berlin, Germany to pursue her art career. While there, she co-founded the Berlin Collaborative Drawing Group and discovered a passion for teaching. After three years in Berlin, she returned to the United States to prepare for graduate school. Prior to her current position as assistant professor at Nebraska Wesleyan University, she taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Berkeley holds an MFA in Art & Design from the University of Michigan (2011) and a BFA with Distinction in Studio Art from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2002). She is the recipient of an Ameritas Grant, several Nebraska Wesleyan Faculty Development Grants, the City of Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP) Grant, the Smucker-Wagstaff Research Grant, the Rackham Research Grant, and the University of Michigan School of Art & Design International Travel Grant.
Her artwork has been collected and exhibited internationally including at Rutgers University, The Ann Arbor Film Festival, Defibrillator Gallery, New Capital, Roman Susan, Mana Contemporary, Chicago Artists' Coalition, Work Gallery Detroit and Mercury 20. Her artwork has been published in Quarterly West, the Archways Magazine, and OVERVIEW by LAND and SEA. She has completed residencies at The Ragdale Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, ACRE, the Cedar Point Biological Station and 8550 OHIO.