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 Rendering Likeness-Volume 2. Established Gallery. Brooklyn, NY. (forthcoming)

2019     2 Nights. The Ear. Brooklyn, NY.

2019     Momentum. iMAgen Projects. New York, NY.

2019     Performance Anxiety. Chinatown Soup Gallery. New York, NY.

2018     The Identified Self. Abrazo Interno Gallery. New York, NY.

2018     LIC Arts Open's Summer Exhibition. LIC Arts Open Gallery at the Factory. Long Island City, NY.

2018     The Protégés. Galerie Protégé. New York, NY. 

2018     The Blue Rose + Plaster Cocktail Launch. The Ear. Brooklyn, NY.

2018     Open Studios - Performance. Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center. New York, NY.

2018     There is No Threat. Pop-up at 145 Chambers St. New York, NY. 

2018     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. 

2017     Haphazard Paradigm. Re: Art Show. Brooklyn, NY.

2017     All in a Day's Work. Galerie Protégé. New York, NY. 

2017     The Gaze. The Cluster Gallery. Brooklyn, NY. 

2017     Lunatic Womxn. The Borough. Brooklyn, NY.

2017     Nasty Women. Knockdown Center. Queens, NY.

2016     Engaging ArtistsQueens Museum. Queens, NY. 

2016     In Cylinder. Flatiron Gallery. New York, NY. 

2016     SVA MFA Photo, Video & Related Media Thesis ExhibitionSVA Chelsea Gallery. New York, NY.

2016     Green Point Open Studios. Brooklyn, NY.

2015     et.alia/1. SLEEP CENTER Gallery. New York, NY. 

2015     et.alia Zine. NY Art Book Fair by Printed Matter.  MoMa PS1, Long Island City, NY.

2015     More Art: A Night of Socially Engaged Art. UnionDocs. Brooklyn, NY.

2015     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. 

2012     Hear Here. Movement Arts Community Studio. Colorado Springs, CO.

2012     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  

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

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

2018     Artist Presentation, International Center of Photography. New York, NY.

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

2017 Artist Presentation, 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.