Sarah Christianson

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Education

2009
MFA, Photography, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2005
BFA, Photography, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN

Solo Exhibitions

2016
When the Landscape is Quiet Again, Workspace Gallery, Lincoln, NE
2015
When the Landscape is Quiet Again, Fargo Public Library, Fargo, ND
2014
When the Landscape is Quiet Again, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
2013
Homeplace, Daylight Project Space, Hillsborough, NC
Homeplace, RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
2010
Homeplace, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, ND
2009
Homeplace, H. Williams Teaching Gallery, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN
2008
Homeplace, Boynton Health Service, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
Portfolio 2016, Atlanta Photography Group Gallery, Juried by Lisa Sutcliffe, Atlanta, GA
This Land is Our Land, Zener Schon Gallery, Curated by Monique Deschaines, Mill Valley, CA
2015
The Bakken Boom: Artists Respond to the North Dakota Oil Rush, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
agriCULTURE, Herndon Art Gallery, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH
The Photobook Show, Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
Field Study, David Weinberg Photography, Filter Photo Festival, Juried by Kate Ware, Chicago, IL
Photo Book Exhibition, La Fototeca, GuatePhoto Festival 2015, Guatemala
2014
The Human-Altered Landscape, PhotoPlace Gallery, Juror: Russell Lord, Middlebury, VT
2013
Cover to Cover: A Survey of Photo Books, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
New Directions 2013: Beautiful My Desire, wallspace gallery, Santa Barbara, CA and Seattle, WA
2012
X Libris, Root Division, Curated by MicroClimate Collective, San Francisco, CA
Transient States, SF Camerawork, Curated by Lisa Sutcliffe, San Francisco, CA
FotoFocus, Mercantile Library, Curated by Nancy Howell-Koehler, Cincinatti, OH
2011
You Look Familiar, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
High Plains Drifters, Joint Exhibit with Amanda Boe, RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
Aground: 16th Annual Photo Competition, Photo Center NW, Juror: Karen Irvine, Seattle, WA
Artist+Artist, Invitational Exhibit during Copenhagen Photo Festival, Rohde Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK
2010
A Reasonable Facsimile, Draewell Gallery, Judson University, Elgin, IL
Texas National 2010, Cole Art Center, Old Opera House, Juror: Judy Pfaff, Nacogdoches, TX
2009
Gamlelandet (Old Country): Photographs by Sarah Christianson & Paintings by Gary Christenson, Umber Studios, Minneapolis, MN
North American Graduate Art Survey, Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2008
Arts Dakota Traveling Exhibition (through 2010), Curator: North Dakota Art Galleries Association
Coalition of Photographic Arts 2008, Juror: George Slade, Milwaukee, WI
Open Door 4, Rosalux Gallery, Curator: Yasmil Raymond, Minneapolis, MN
The Populated Landscape, Flanders Contemporary Art, Curator: Lonni Ranallo, Minneapolis, MN
Americas 2008: Paperworks Competition, Northwest Art Center, Juror: Elizabeth Dove, Minot, ND
2007
Bamboo International Photo Festival, Anji, China
Contemplation & Collaboration, University Libraries, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Photocentric 2007, Minnesota Center for Photography, Juror: Lisa Hostetler, Minneapolis, MN
2006
Fresh Works, Quarter Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Art on the Plains 8, Plains Art Museum, Juror: Charles Beck, Fargo, ND

Monographs

2013
Homeplace, Daylight Books

Collections

Archive of Documentary Arts, Duke University, Durham, NC
Boynton Health Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Center for the Book, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Contemporary Arts Center Library, New Orleans, LA
Filter Photo Library, Chicago, IL
Hellenic Centre for Photography, Athens, Greece
La Fototeca Library, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Minot State University, Minot, ND
National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark
University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections, Iowa City, IA
University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

Selected Honors and Awards

2015
Archive of Documentary Arts Collection Award for Women Documentarians, Duke University
2014
Creative Capacity Fund Quick Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles, CA
2013
Investing in Artists Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles, CA
Individual Artist Commission Grant, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA
2009
National Society for Photographic Education Student Award
2008
Walter H. Judd International Graduate Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Gus Gustafson Memorial Photography Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Christopher Cardozo/Edward S. Curtis Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2007
Midwest Society for Photographic Education Scholarship, Juror: George Slade
Graduate Research Partnership Program Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2006
Zelda and Max Berman Graduate Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Selected Artist Lectures

2015
Artist Lecture, One Book One Community Program, Fargo Public Library, Fargo, ND
2014
Artist Lecture, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Panel Discussion, "What the Frack?!" SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
Artist Lecture, "At a Crossroads," Fargo Public Library, Fargo, ND
2013
Artist Lecture, "Homeplace," SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
Panel Discussion, "Family Matters: Photography in Close Relation," Photoville, Brooklyn, NY
2011
Visiting Artist, Mills College, Oakland, CA
Visiting Lecturer, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA
2010
Visiting Artist, Minot State University, Minot, ND
2009
Conference Presenter, Society for Photographic Education West Conference, Oakhurst, CA
Visiting Lecturer, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN
2008
Visiting Lecturer, College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN
2007
Conference Presenter, Midwest Society for Photographic Education Conference, Flint, MI

Selected Bibliography

2015
Curtis, Elissa. “When the landscape is quiet again: North Dakota's Oil Boom,” MSNBC, 1 December 2015.
Feir, Meghan. “Before the drilling, fracking, and flares: Artists respond to North Dakota’s oil boom,” Moorhead Magazine, Vol. 15, No. 1, pages 12-17, Spring 2015.
“From Here On,” Aint-Bad Magazine, Vol. 3 Issue No. 1, 1 March 2015.
Nour, Sarah. “‘When the Landscape Is Quiet Again’ Photographs by Sarah Christianson At Fargo Public Library,” The Arts Partnership, 23 September 2015.
Ouellet, Nicky. “Documenting the broken hearts of the Bakken,” Tioga Tribune, 8 September 2015.
Smithson, Aline. “Sarah Christianson: When the Landscape is Quiet Again: North Dakota’s Oil Boom,” Lenscratch, 4 September 2015.
2014
Andrews, Blake. "Homeplace," Book Review, photo-eye, 30 January 2014.
Archer, Larissa. "When the Landscape is Quiet Again: North Dakota's Oil Boom," Exhibit Review, Art Practical, 18 March 2014.
"In North Dakota, booms past and present," Photo Essay, High Country News, 11 July 2014.
Johnson, Ryan. “Bearing witness: ND native’s photos of oil boom on exhibit in San Francisco gallery,” Fargo Forum, page B4, 14 April 2014.
Murmann, Mark. "When the Landscape is Quiet Again: North Dakota's Oil Boom," Mother Jones, 6 February 2014.
Nelson, Linnea R. “Sarah Christianson, ‘At a Crossroads,’” Traill County Tribune, page 8B, 28 June 2014.
“On booms and their remains,” High Country News, Vol. 46, No. 12, page 5, 21 July 2014.
PhotoPlace Gallery. The Human-Altered Landscape. Exhibition catalog, 2014.
"The Family Farm," PDN Photo of the Day Blog, 3 November 2014.
"This Week's Picks: February 12-18, 2014," San Francisco Bay Guardian, Vol. 48, No 20, 2014.
Thornberg, Ashley. "Photographer Sarah Christianson," Radio Interview, Main Street, Prairie Public Radio, 11 February 2014.
Toliver, Zachary. "ND oil boom stands at a crossroads," Bakken.com - Shale Plays Media, 27 June 2014.
2013
Coburn, Daniel. "Homeplace: Photographs by Sarah Christianson" Book Review, Fraction Magazine, Issue 57, December 2013.
Cornfield, Jim. "On Our Radar This Month," Rangefinder, page 38, November 2013.
“Cummings, N.D., native pens photo book ‘Homeplace,’” Grand Forks Herald, 15 December 2013
"Sarah Christianson: Homeplace," L'Oeil de la Photographie, 18 October 2013.
Thornberg, Ashley. "Photographer Sarah Christianson," Main Street, Prairie Public Radio, 14 October 2013.
2012
Short, Cole. "Signature book chronicles Homestead's 4 Generations," Hillsboro Banner, 6 July 2012.
Smithson, Aline. "Sarah Christianson: Homeplace," Lenscratch, 29 June 2012.
2011
Bamberger, Alan. "High Plains Drifters Review," Art Business Blog, 23 September 2011.
Whiting, Sam. "5 Things in October," San Francisco Chronicle. V-2, 2 October 2011.
2009
Gudmundson, Liv. "Farming and Photographing: Sarah Christianson's Homeplace." lesphotographes.com. 8 July 2009.
Smithson, Aline. "Sarah Christianson," Lenscratch, 14 December 2009.

Teaching Experience

Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN