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Sarah Bapst

Sarah Bapst
Professor Emerita
1977 - MFA Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI; 1973 - BA, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Industry Experience: 


  • 2013 - Foster Exhibit, an exhibit featuring the work of four artists nominated for the Foster Prize, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
  • 2013 - Talk To: A Salon of Paired Works curated by Jill Slosburg-Ackerman, Arnheim Gallery, MassArt
  • 2013 - Selections 10, Bakalar Gallery, faculty exhibit curated by MassArt Gallery Director Lisa Tung, MassArt
  • 2003 - Marks, an Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing, Juror artist and critic, Rex Weil, work of 18 artists re-examining the definition of drawing, Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA
  • 2002 - Hopscotch: Associative Leaps in the Construction of Narrative, curated by Ellen Rosenholtz, Director of Programs, Painted Bride Art Center. This was a College Art Association member exhibition. Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia
  • 2001 - Drawing the New Millennium: The Challenge of Media and Idea to the Nature of Drawing, juried exhibit of artists from New York to Newfoundland, jurors Elizabeth Finch, former curator at the Drawing Center, New York, and John Murchie, Independent Curator of the Maritimes, exhibit was held at the Maine Artists Space/ Danforth Gallery, Portland, ME
  • From Time to Time, guest curated by Sarah Slavick and Kevin Rainey, group exhibit which explored aspects of time, with artists William Anastasi, ZB Armstrong, Dove Bradshaw, Joyce  Burstein, Mario Laplante, and John O'Reilly, at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Awards and Honors

  • 2003 - Best of Show, selected by Rex Weil at the Marks Contemporary Drawing Exhibit
  • 2003 - Second Prize, selected by Bernard Toale at the Works on Paper Exhibit, South Shore Art Center
  • 2001 - Honorable Mention, one of four, selected by Elizabeth Finch at the Drawing the New Millennium Exhibit
  • 1988 - Award, selected by Donald Kuspit at the Juried Show
  • 1982 - Award, selected by Donald Kuspit at the Last National Sculpture Show
  • 1991 - Visual Arts Fellowship for Works on Paper, granted by the National Endowment for the Arts
  • 1980 - Artist-in-Residence of Massachusetts, granted by the Artists' Foundation, in Lunenburg, MA
  • 1978 - Painting Fellowship Recipient, granted by the Artists' Foundation of Massachusetts
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