SARAH SANDS PHILLIPS
B. Toronto, Canada.                                                                


EDUCATION

2019 MFA, The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
2012 MA, Concordia University, Montreal, Québec, Canada
2007 BFA (Hons), Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada


SOLO EXHIBITIONS                                                                                               

2019    Four Hour Flower, Dolphin Gallery, St John’s College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
2018    Idyll, General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2015    Eye Rhymes, General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto, ON
            Compositions
, General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto, ON




SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS                                                         († Denotes Catalogue)

2019     Ruskin Degree Shows 2019, Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
             Forecast, General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto, ON
             Diffracting Matters, The North Wall, Oxford, UK
2018     Middle Ground, Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
             Let There Be Light, Angel Gallery, Toronto, ON
2017     I Can See My Breath, General Hardware, Toronto, ON
             Mercer Multiplier
, Mercer Union, Toronto, ON
             Tradition Transformed, Orillia Museum of Art and History, Orillia, ON
             Soon Comes Night,
Birch Contemporary, Toronto, ON
             Mercer Union Stellar Living, Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto, ON †
             C Magazine Thirteenth Annual Contemporary Art Auction, Division Gallery, Toronto, ON †
             In Time, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON
2016    Ghost Story, XPACE Cultural Centre, Toronto, ON
            Summer Group Exhibition, General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto, ON
            Couple on the Beach, The Dayroom, St. John’s, NL
            Practice Makes Practice, Mulherin New York, NY
            Photorama, Gallery TPW, Toronto, ON
            ArtsEffect, Vibe Arts, Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON
            C Magazine Twelfth Annual Contemporary Art Auction, Division Gallery, Toronto, ON †
            Snap!, The AIDS Committee of Toronto, Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto, ON †
            Salon 44, Gallery 44: Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto, ON
2015    Para//el Room, DNA Artspace, London, ON
            The Art Vandelay Inaugural, 334 Sawyer Road, Oakville, ON
            It Was There, Videofag, Toronto, ON
            Proof 22, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto, ON
            Perhaps Hand, The Black Cat, Toronto, ON     
            RMG Exposed, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON
            ARTATTACK!, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto, ON
            Art With Heart, Casey House, The Carlu, Toronto, ON
            Auction 12, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, ON
2014   The Fire Doesn't Burn Itself, Afterhours Projects, Toronto, ON
            Get Noticed, Red Head Gallery, Toronto, ON
            Tone It Down, PDA Projects, Ottawa, ON
            History of Desire, NO Foundation, Toronto, ON
            Insomnia, for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Red Head Gallery, Toronto, ON
            A Night at the Auction, G101, Ottawa, ON
           

AWARDS

2019    Tsuzuki Scholarship (fully-funded Japanese Language program), Japan University of Economics, Fukuoka, Japan
2019    Travel Grant for research in Dublin, Ireland, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford
2019    Graduate Examination Presentation Grant, Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford
2018    Materials Grant, Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford
2018    Erna Plachte Scholarship Award, Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford
2018    Canada Council for the Arts Project Grant
2017    Ontario Arts Council Visual Artists Grant      
2016    Toronto Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant 
2015    Ontario Arts Council Visual Artists Grant      
2014    Toronto Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant 
2013    Ontario Arts Council Visual Artists Grant      


RESIDENCIES

2016    What arises in the Process, Gallery A and Art Lab, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Toronto, ON
2013    Soi Fischer Thematic Residency with Lucas Soi, Artscape Gibraltor Point, Toronto, ON
            Printmaking Residency culminating in group exhibition Made Here, Graven Feather, Toronto, ON
2012    Artist Residency culminating in solo project A Bowed Frame, organized by Heather White, Somewhere There’s Art, Toronto, ON



PANELS / ARTIST TALKS

“Jeff Koons & Ruskin School of Art”, Artist Talk for Ashmolean Creatives, Ashmolean Museum, 7 March 2019
Visiting Artist,
Alternative Media/Techniques, OCADU, Toronto, ON, 2017
Jennifer Carvalho, Rob Nicholls, and Sarah Sands Phillips in conversation for In Time/What Arises in the Process, moderated by curator Anastasia Hare, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON, January 15, 2017
Presentation for Proof 22, Gallery 44: Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto, ON, June 5 2015
Visiting Artist, Alternative Media/Techniques, OCADU, Toronto, ON, 2014
Visiting Artist, Aisle 4 No Art Tours for TBD, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto,ON, 2014
Insights on the Evolution of Painting into Sculpture: A panel discussion between Tristram Lansdowne, Vanessa Maltese, and Sarah Sands Phillips, moderated by writer/curator Heather White, Somewhere There’s Art, Toronto ON, December    12, 2012


CURATORIAL

2017    Living Futures, OCADU Sculpture/Installation Thesis Exhibitions, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, ON
2015    Perhaps Hand, The Black Cat, Toronto, ON


PUBLICATIONS

Perreault, Carrie. The Artist Cookbook Vol. 1. 2019. Print.
NUT: Volume II, Montreal: BookArt, 2018. Print. Launched at A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Sands Phillips, Sarah. Names for Paintings for Another Time. Toronto: Swimmer's Group, 2017. Print.
Hart House Review 25th Anniversary Issue. Published by The University of Toronto, 2016. Print.
Sterling Road. Toronto: Swimmer's Group, 2016. Print.
Colouring Book. Toronto: Akin Collective. 2013. Print.
Exhibitions 2007, Exhibition Catalogue, Union Gallery, Queen’s University Press, Kingston, ON. 2007. Print.


FAIRS

2019     Art Toronto with General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto, ON, Canada
2018     Art Toronto with General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto, ON, Canada
2017     Art Toronto with General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto, ON, Canada
2015     Art Toronto with General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto, ON, Canada



COLLECTIONS

RBC Collection
TD Canada Trust
Private Collections



TEXTS AND REVIEWS

Krunák-Hajagos, Emese. “Let There Be Light/ Interview with Bill Clarke.” Artoronto. Artoronto.ca, 16 June 2018. 16 June, 2018. https://www.artoronto.ca/?p=41019

Travis, Rebecca. “The Wall is a Body.” Artoronto. Artoronto.ca, 10 June 2018. Web. 10 June, 2018. https://www.artoronto.ca/?p=41123

Saric, David. “ Soon Comes Night/ Birch Contemporary.” Artoronto. Artoronto.ca, 15 August, 2017. Web. 15 August, 2017. http://www.artoronto.ca/?p=38924

Glasser, Kayla. (2017, July 3). Interview [Web blog comment]. Retrieved from http://www.ethostoronto.com/artists/#/sarah-sand-phillips/

The Gathered Gallery. (2017, June 7). Sarah Sands Phillips [Web blog comment]. Retrieved from https://www.thegatheredgallery.com/single-post/2017/06/07/Sarah-Sands-Phillips

Hare, Anastasia. “In Time.” The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 4 January 2017. Print

Swann, Blair. “Ghost Story.” Xpace Cultural Centre. Xpace Cultural Centre, 28 Oct 2016. Web. http://www.xpace.info/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/GhostStoryEssay_Final.pdf

Pittman, Emily. "St. John’s Newest Gallery, The Dayroom, Has Had Its First Exhibit." The Overcast Web. July 28 2015.http://theovercast.ca/st-johns-newest-gallery-the-dayroom-has-had-its-first-exhibit/

White, Heather. "love's moves." h white writes. h white, 12 November 2015. Web. 12 November 2015.http://hwhite.ca/eyerhymes/

Knight, Ivy. "Bold Vision". The Kit Compact Nov 2015: 16-17. Print.

Varghese, Ricky. "The Cure by Image." Gallery 44: Centre for Contemporary Photography. Gallery 44, 1 June 2015. Web. 5 June 2015. https://gallery44.org/exhibitions/proof-22

Ziemba, Emilia. "Tone It Down." PDA Projects. PDA Projects, 1 December 2014. Web. 3 December 2014.http://pdaprojects.com/TONE-IT-DOWN

White, Heather. (2012, December 14). On Not Being Able to Paint (without a frame) [Web blog comment]. Retrieved fromhttps://somewhereart.wordpress.com/

White, Heather. (2012, December 1). Ways to connect [Web blog comment]. Retrieved fromhttps://somewhereart.wordpress.com/

White, Heather. (2012, November 21). A Note on Realization [Web blog comment]. Retrieved fromhttps://somewhereart.wordpress.com/

Berger, Darryl Joel. (2010, January 12). Sarah Sands Phillips [Web blog comment]. Retrieved from http://red-handed.blogspot.ca/2010/01/sarah-sands-phillips.html