b. 1988 in Karaj, Iran | Living in Brooklyn, NY.  

contact: sarameghdari(at)gmail.com 

EDUCATION

MFA Photography, Video and Related Media, 2016. SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS, New York, NY

Certificate in Photography, 2012. TEHRAN UNIVERSITY, Tehran, IRAN

BA in Communication, 2010. University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO. 

 

GRANTS/AWARDS

2016 Thomas Reiss Memorial Award. School of Visual Arts, Alumni Society. New York, NY. 

2015    Alice Beck-Odette Scholarship Award. School of Visual Arts. New York, NY. 

2014   Graduate Student Assistantship Grant. School of Visual Arts. New York, NY. 

2013     Alice Beck-Odette Scholarship Award. School of Visual Arts. New York, NY. 

2013     Iranian American Scholarship Fund. San Diego, CA.

2012     RAW: Natural Born Artists. Photographer of the Year in Colorado Springs, CO.

2010     American Places Juror’s Award. Gallery of Contemporary Art. Colorado Springs, CO. 

 

SOLO EXHIBITION

2012     Mommoni. Business of Art Center. Manitou Springs, CO.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

Show #60, Online Exhibition: CHLORINE TIDAL WAVE. Field Projects Gallery. New York, NY.

Rendering Likeness-Volume 2. Established Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.

2 Nights - Performance. The Ear. Brooklyn, NY.

Momentum. iMAgen Projects. New York, NY.

Performance Anxiety - Performance. Chinatown Soup Gallery. New York, NY.

2018   

The Identified Self. Abrazo Interno Gallery. New York, NY.

LIC Arts Open's Summer Exhibition. LIC Arts Open Gallery at the Factory. Long Island City, NY.

The Protégés. Galerie Protégé. New York, NY. 

The Blue Rose + Plaster Cocktail Launch. The Ear. Brooklyn, NY.

Open Studios - Performance. Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center. New York, NY.

There is No Threat. Pop-up at 145 Chambers St. New York, NY. 

Postcards From the Edge. Hosted by Visual Aids at Gallery 524. New York, NY. 

2017     

Portal. 10th Annual Governors Island Art Fair. Governors Island, NY. 

Haphazard Paradigm. Re: Art Show. Brooklyn, NY.

All in a Day's Work. Galerie Protégé. New York, NY. 

The Gaze. The Cluster Gallery. Brooklyn, NY. 

Lunatic Womxn. The Borough. Brooklyn, NY.

Nasty Women. Knockdown Center. Queens, NY.

2016     

Engaging ArtistsQueens Museum. Queens, NY. 

In Cylinder. Flatiron Gallery. New York, NY. 

SVA MFA Photo, Video & Related Media Thesis ExhibitionSVA Chelsea Gallery. New York, NY.

Green Point Open Studios. Brooklyn, NY.

2015     

et.alia/1. SLEEP CENTER Gallery. New York, NY. 

et.alia Zine. NY Art Book Fair by Printed Matter.  MoMa PS1, Long Island City, NY.

More Art: A Night of Socially Engaged Art. UnionDocs. Brooklyn, NY.

Denise's Gentle Bar. School of Visual Arts. New York, NY. 

2013     

Hear Here Artist Showcase. Stargazers Theatre. Colorado Springs, CO. 

2012     

RAWards. RAW: Natural Born Artists. Colorado Springs, CO. 

Hear Here. Movement Arts Community Studio. Colorado Springs, CO.

Ensemble. RAW: Natural Born Artists. Colorado Springs, CO.

2010     

American Places. Gallery of Contemporary Art 121. Colorado Springs, CO. (Juried by William Wylie, Professor of Photography, University of Virginia)

 

RESIDENCY

2015     Engaging Artists. More Art, Artist-in-Residence - New York, NY


PRESS  

FloorBiz, Art for Art’s Sake: How to Collect, Curate, and Frame it. July 24th, Sarah Fletcher.

ANTE, Immersive, Experimental Performance Openings at The Ear, Brooklyn. May 17th, Audra Lambert.

Performance is Alive, Performance Anxiety Return to Chinatown Soup. Feb 19th, Alex Sullivan

VICE-The Creators Project, 28 MFA Artists Shatter the Boundaries Between Photography and Video. July 1, Andrew Nunes

Untapped Cities, 18 NYC Art Installations and Urbanism Exhibits No to Miss in February 2016. Jan. 28, Lynn Lieberman

Spark Magazine, International Artist Collective: et.alia. Feb. 2, Lindsay Zackeroff

VICE-The Creators Project, Would You Trust an Artist to Photograph You in Your Sleep? July 28, Sami Emory

4heads, GIAF 2017 - Art Catalogue.

Aftab Committee, Iranian American Artists, 3rd Space.

Dodho Online Photography Magazine, nyc series.

Float Photo Magazine: Portfolios, nyc series.

 

PANELS & TALKS

2019 Artist Talk, Gallerie Protégé. New York, NY.

2018     Artist Talk, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center. New York, NY.

2018    Guest Artist Lecture, International Center of Photography. New York, NY.

2018     Guest Artist Lecture, Photo & Art Club at The Ludlow. New York, NY.

2017 Guest Artist Lecture, University of Colorado. Colorado Springs, CO.

2016 Artist Talk, Queens Museum. Queens, NY.

2012 Artist Talk, Business of Art Center. Manitou Springs, CO.

2011 Art Committee, Riverrun: Student Literary & Arts Journal. University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO.