Sarah Walko is a multi-media artist whose work is inspired by literature and by the structure of storytelling. She works to create experiences that allow ones perceptions to shift from the historical, to the narrative, to the scientific, to the personal and to the magica.
Sarah has a BA in studio art practices from the University of Maryland and an MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. She is a writer on contemporary art, literature and film, an independent curator and is currently the Director of Education and Community Outreach at the Visual Art Center of New Jersey.
She was an invited panelist at Brooklyn Academy of Music on the topic of Craft and Horror in Contemporary Art, a visiting artist at Endicott College, Kansas City Art Institute, Roger Williams University and Savannah College of Art and Design and a resident artist at the Elizabeth Foundation and I-Park.
Her film work includes co-writer, co-director, co- set design and actor in independent film Make Bright the Arrows with artist John Ensor Parker and Lux/Nox with artist Malado Baldwin, Art Director/co- creator/composer in El Cadaver Exquisito, an independent feature film by Victor Ruano.
Exhibition highlights include Case Studies at Gallery Aferro (Newark, NJ), Rewoven, Innovative Fiber Arts (Queens Community College, NY), Earth Revisited, Film and Video exhibition on the Manhattan Bridge (DUMBO Brooklyn) Ley Lines, University of Wyoming Art Museum (Laramie, WY), Small Pleasures, Ulrich Museum of Art (Witchita, Kansas), Raising the Temperature, Queens Museum of Art (Queens, New York) Preternatural Exhibition, National Museum of Nature (Ottawa Canada).
She currently has work up at the Every Woman Biennial in SOHO.
All images courtesy of the artist
A short film featuring NYC artist and musician Joanna Sternberg. | watch