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Sarah Sanford

Assistant Teaching Professor

Print Media and Drawing
Director, ArtsBridge Program

Sarah Sanford is an artist and art educator whose practice incorporates photography, printmaking, drawing and installation to create hidden worlds of biological landscapes and scientific abstractions. Capturing the physical nature of light is a dominant component to the imagery she creates. Drawn to its’ ethereal properties and transient nature, her work explores themes of time passage, impermanence and interconnectedness.


Sanford works at the interface of art and science. Over the years, collaborations with scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Human Genetics Unit (UK) have enabled exploration of diverse topics including genomics, cell biology and the ecological impacts of climate change. Working frequently in large series, her current work focuses on public trust and perception in science, exploring misconceptions and biases.


Sanford exhibits her work nationally and internationally. A selection of past sites include the Rubicon Gallery, Dublin; London Contemporary Art Fair; Wrexham Print International, Yale College, Wales; Edinburgh Printmakers; School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Newman University, Wichita; and L A Print Space, West Hollywood, CA with recent participation in the invitational group exhibition, Printstallations, at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, CA. She has given lectures and printmaking workshops at various institutions including Edinburgh Printmakers, Scotland; Indiana University; Herron School of Art and Design; and the Academy of Art, San Francisco. Sanford has been the artist in resident at The Edinburgh Academy and the Taigh-Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Center, Scotland and a visiting artist at SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) Lacoste, France. Her work has been featured in publications that include the international print magazine, E-squared: Art + Science and The California Printmaker.

Education and Training: 
M.F.A Printmaking, Edinburgh College of Art
B.S Art Education; Joint Program of Case Western Reserve University & The Cleveland Institute of Art
Lacoste School of the Arts, France
Elena Baskin Visual Arts, G-104
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Fall 2024: TBD