Sara Sisun: Curriculum Vitae

Sara Sisun lives and paints in San Francisco. She was born in Denver, Colorado in 1986.

Education

San Francisco Art Institute

MFA, painting

2011

Stanford University

BA: Studio Art, Minor Creative Writing

2009

The Slade School of Art, London

Summer Course

2008

Solo Exhibits

"Apocalypse Nude," Treehouse Gallery San Francisco

Summer, 2011

"Potential for Growth and Decay," Paintings and Installation, Stanford SubGallery

May, 2009

"New Work From London," Stanford Coffeehouse

January, 2009

"Help I'm Stuck in the Photocopier," Cummings Gallery, Stanford University

May, 2008

"Movements," Snarf's, Boulder, CO

August, 2008

"Deux Veux: Paintings from Provence," The French Alliance, Denver, CO

January, 2008

Group Exhibits

ASLD Summer art Market

2001-2011

"Flesh was the Reason," Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

January, 2011

"Provisional," Treehouse Gallery San Francisco, CA

November, 2010

"Pain, Fear, Guilt," Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

November, 2010

"Over, Under, Between," Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

September, 2010

"Senior Show," Stanford University

June, 2009

"Please Remove Me From Your Mailing List," Stanford SubGallery

May, 2009

"New York Art Exchange Gallery Opening," Palo Alto, CA

February, 2009

"Gala for Cystic Fibrosis," Denver, CO

January, 2009

Art on the River Juried competition

2007

Corporate Collections at Republic Plaza 2005

2005

Kaiser Permanente Corporate Collection 2005

2005

Awards

2011 Full Tuition Fellowship in Painting, San Francisco Art Institute

2009-2011

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

2010

Myartspace.com 1st prize Undergraduate Scholarship

Rita B. Giese Award in Creative Painting, Stanford University

JE Wallace Sterling Award for Academic Achievement (top 5% graduating class), Stanford University

2009

The Angel Grant, Stanford University

Best of Show (300 artists), Art Students League of Denver Summer Art market

People’s Choice Award, An Art Affair, Stanford University

Creative Arts Grant, presented by ASSU, Stanford University

2008

Fall Quarterly Grant, presented by UAR, Stanford University

2007

Allied Arts Award (best artist under 30), presented by Allied Arts, Inc. Denver, CO

The Jenniifer Wu Fellowship, Denver, CO (summer study in Oxford, Paris, Rome)

2005

Articles

House of Tate

2009

Pizarro: Fairmont San Jose On the Hunt for Pajamas, San Jose Mercury News

February 2, 2009

Leland Quarterly, Stanford Literary Magazine (cover), Winter

Spring 2009

Watson, Gwen, Your Passion is Practical, The Stanford Daily

November 6, 2009

Sewell, Cindy, Best of Show, The Rocky Mountain News, Denver

July 22, 2008

Leland Quarterly, Stanford Literary Magazine, work in fall (cover), Winter

Spring 2008

Profile for SICA (Stanford Institute to Creativity and the Arts),

The Stanford Daily

Spring 2008

Shake Girl, collaborative graphic novel project, to be published by

Vertigo of DC Comics

2008

Brody, Liz, Questions for Sara Sisun, The Unofficial Stanford Blog

March 7, 2007

Gangelhoff, Bonnie “21 Under 30”, Southwest Art Magazine

September, 2007

Work Experience

Mixed Media Painting Instructor

Young Artists Program, San Francisco Art Institute

Summer 2011

Teaching Assistant

Narrative Painting, San Francisco Art Institute

2011

Writing Tutor

San Francisco Art Institue

2009-2011

Aerial Frabic/ Circus Arts Instructor

Stanford Climbing Wall

2007-2011

The Graphic Novel, Teaching Assistant

Stanford University

2009

Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree, Installation Assistant

Stanford University

2009

Stanford Organizing Committee for the Arts, Exhibition Curator

2008-2009

Peer Advisor, Stanford Department of Art and Art History

2007-2011

“Week in the Knees” newsletter illustrations, freelance for Bethany Coates

Stanford Graduate School of Business

2007-2008

Stanford Film Workshop Instructor

2007

Administrative Assistant

Saiber, Saiber Architecture, Inc, Denver, CO

Summer 2007

Museum of Outdoor Arts Summer Internship, Denver, CO

2006