Sarah Sands Phillips
1984
Toronto
Canada

Lives in Tokyo, Japan


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Métis artist and poet. My practice is grounded in materiality and engaged in an interdisciplinary, process-oriented investigation of intuitive sites of presence and absence, intention and the skin.

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EDUCATION
2019 MFA, The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
2012 MA, Concordia University, Montreal, Québec, Canada

2007 BFAH, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada


SOLO EXHIBITIONS                                                                                             

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    Forecast, General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto,
            Ruskin Degree Shows, The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

            Diffracting Matters, The North Wall, Oxford, UK

2018    Middle Ground, Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
            Let There Be Light, Angell 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 programme, 日本経済大学, Fukuoka, Japan
2019 Travel Grant, 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 / PROJECTS

2022  SARUYA Artist in Residence, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan
2022  
メトロポリタン福寿創,月見草アトリエ,Artist in Residence, Kyoto, Japan
2019   Four Hour Flower, The Dolphin Gallery, St John’s College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
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
2013   Printmaking Residency culminating in group exhibition
Made Here, Graven Feather, Toronto, ON
2012   Artist Residency, 
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, Oxford, UK, 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 & 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.



TEXTS AND REVIEWS
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


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