Sarah Berkeley was born on the North Shore of Massachusetts and subsequently spent her childhood in Michigan and Colorado. Between high school and college she lived in Ireland for six months. During her undergraduate studies at UNL she spent a year in Madrid, Spain. At the completion of her degree she began her career as a web designer in New York City and in 2003 moved to Berlin, Germany to pursue her art career. While there, she co-founded the Berlin Collaborative Drawing Group and discovered a passion for teaching. After three years in Berlin, she returned to the United States to prepare for graduate school at University of Michigan. Prior to coming to Wesleyan, she taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
She has completed residencies at The Ragdale Foundation, Vermont Studio Center and ACRE. Her artwork has been collected and exhibited throughout the United States.
MFA University of Michigan, 2011
BFA University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2002
Installation/New Genre (ART 290)
Digital Media (ART 120)
Photography 1-4 (ART 151, 155, 250, 251)
Sarah Berkeley is an artist who works across media questioning cultural norms such as the 9:00 to 5:00 work day, the office environment, indoor living, gender stereotypes and the voluntary sharing of personal data. She creates public interventions and durational performances which she documents using photography, video and GPS.
Society for Photographic Education (SPE) member
College Art Association (CAA) member
City of Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP) Grant 2011
Rackham Research Grant 2011
Smucker-Wagstaff Research Grant 2010 and 2009
University of Michigan School of Art & Design International Travel Grant 2009