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Education
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago—MFA, 1999
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago—BFA, 1991
  • University of Pennsylvania—BA, 1987
Exhibitions
  • Postcards for Perec: Two Hundred and Forty-Three Postcards in Real Colour, curated by Linda Parr, The Street Gallery, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK, 2022
  • Winter Exhibition, The Printroom, Sweffling, UK, 2021
  • Postcards for Perec: Two Hundred and Forty-Three Postcards in Real Colour, curated by Linda Parr, Winchester School of Art, UK, 2021
  • BABE 2021|The Lost Weekend, Tom Sowden’s tribute to John Baldessari, Arnolfini Gallery online, Bristol, UK, April 2021
  • Postcards for Perec: Two Hundred and Forty-Three Postcards in Real Colour, curated by Linda Parr, Bower Ashton Library, University of the West of England Bristol, UK, 2021
  • Letters from A Strange Year, curated by Paul Anderson Morrow and Sarah Needham,
    Vout Vintage, London, UK,04/2021
  • The Great Big Art Exhibition, Firstsite Museum online, Colchester, UK, launched
    by Andrew Gormley, 01–05/2021
  • Lockdown and Light , landscapeandlight.org, curated by Jane Watt Projects and
    David Baldry, 2020 and 2021
  • The Love Show, FRANKENSTONE GALLERY, Chicago, Illinois, 2014
  • Textifying, FRANKENSTONE GALLERY, Chicago, Illinois, 2014
  • Creatives, OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC—Chicago, Illinois, 2010
  • Sarah Figlio, Elaine Miller, Philip Petrie, Paul Rinaldi—ADDINGTON GALLERY,
    Chicago, Illinois 2005
  • Darkness Visible: Sarah Figlio, Dan Gamble, Dann Witczak, SUBURBAN FINE ARTS CENTER—Highland Park, Illinois, 2004
  • Darkness Visible: Sarah Figlio, Dan Gamble, Dann Witczak, IL WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY— Bloomington, Illinois, 2004
  • Small is Beautiful, KARAN RUHLEN GALLERY—Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2003
  • Sarah Figlio and Vera Scekic: Small Works, 3ARTS CLUB—Chicago, Illinois, 2003
  • Small Works, HARPER COLLEGE—Palatine, Illinois, 2003
  • Sarah Figlio, Interval, HYDE PARK ART CENTER — Chicago, Illinois, 2003
  • Fresh Paint, KARAN RUHLEN GALLERY—Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2002
  • The Chicago and Vicinity Show with a Bias, KLEINART GALLERY—Chicago, Illinois, 2001
  • Sarah Figlio, Penumbral, RIVERSIDE ART CENTER—Riverside, Illinois, 2001
  • New Talent, CONTEMPORARY ART WORKSHOP—Chicago, Illinois, 1999
  • Sarah Figlio, Liminal, SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO—
    Chicago, Illinois, 1999
  • Sarah Figlio, New Work, Ford Center for the Performing Arts/Oriental Theater,
    VIP GALLERY— Chicago, Illinois, 1999
  • NSUSAIC Sixth Annual Exhibition/Part 2, NIPPON STEEL USA—Chicago, Illinois, 1999
  • NSUSAIC Sixth Annual Exhibition/Part 1, NIPPON STEEL USA—Chicago, Illinois, 1998
  • Belonging(s), 1926 EXHIBITION STUDIES CENTER, School of the Art Institute of
    Chicago—Chicago, Illinois, 1998
  • Letterpress, JOHN M. FLAXMAN LIBRARY, School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
    Chicago, Illinois, 1998
  • Apocalypse Now and Then: Art and the End of Time, DEPAUL UNIVERSITY ART
    GALLERY— Chicago, Illinois, 1998
  • Torri Dawistamento, SOCIETÀ ARTE STORIA—Palazzo Priori—Tarquinia, Italy, 1997
  • Artists of the Summer, GALLERIA ISA, Montescastello di vibio, Italy, 1997
  • Small Works Invitational, AN ART PLACE—Chicago, Illinois, 1997
  • Le Petit, ALDER GALLERY—Eugene, Oregon, 1996
  • Stateline and Vicinity, ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM—Rockford, Illinois, 1994
  • Landscapes, CONTEMPORARY ARTCENTER—Arlington Heights, Illinois, 1993
  • New Faces, Numerous Places, GALLERY 1800—Chicago, Illinois, 1992
  • Sarah Figlio, Landscapes, THE BROADWAY ARTS CENTER—Chicago, Illinois, 1991
  • Sarah Figlio, Quotidian Alterations, GRAND STREET GALLERY—Chicago, Illinois, 1991
  • Chips Off a New Block, GALLERY II, School of the Art Institute of Chicago—
    Chicago, Illinois, 1990
  • Window to the Imagination, GALLERY II, School of the Art Institute of Chicago—
    Chicago, Illinois,1989
  • Open Walls, GALLERY 1633—Chicago, Illinois, 1989
  • Figure & Ground, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA GALLERY—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1987
Projects and Practices
  • The Exodus Sale, 2017
  • What Three Words: Gifts in a TIme of Isolation, 2020
  • 365 (RE) Affirmations, a blog project by Sarah Figlio, 17/072014 to 17/072015
  • Be the Beach 08/2012, published with text by Blurb books
  • Beach Party, ongoing from 2012
  • Exiles and Protectors, 2008
Bibliography
  • John Brunetti, Catalog essay, “DARKNESS VISIBLE,” 04/2003
  • Chicago Sun-Times, Lisa Lenoir,“A SHINING ACHIEVEMENT,” review and interview, Liminal at Hyde Park Art Center, 08/06/2003
  • The New Mexican, Lynn Cline, “BALANCING ACT,” review, 04/2003
  • The Santa Fe Reporter, “FRESH PAINT,” reiview of 02/05/2002
  • Victor M. Cassidy, Artnet.com, “PRAIRIE SMOKE,” review, Chicago and Vicinity Show
    with a Bias, Kleinart Gallery, 03/012002
  • The Chicago Reader, Deanna Isaacs, “BETTER WHEN BRUISED,” review of Penumbral at Riverside Art Gallery, 02/11/ 2001
  • James Elkins, “BANDAGES,” Exhibition essay for Penumbral at Riverside Art Gallery 10/2001
  • Art and Performance, Jung Won Kim, “IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD,” 03/1998
  • The DePaul Magazine, Jolly R. Sood, “APOCALYPTIC EXHIBIT OPENS AT MCGAW”, 27/02/1998
  • 8:48, WBEZ FM, Richard Steele, radio interview about Apocalypse Now and Then: Art and the End of Time, at Depaul University Gallery, 10/02/1998
  • Louise Lincoln, Exhibition essay, “ART AND THE END OF TIME,” at Depaul University
    Gallery, 01/1998
  • New City, Vol.12/No.500, Keith O’Brien, “APOCALYPSE NOW”, at Depaul University
    Gallery, 01/1998
  • Art Beat Chicago, WTTW, Channel 11, “THE BEAT GOES ON”, interview about Apocalypse Now and Then: Art and the End of Time, at Depaul University Gallery, 19/01/1998
  • DePaul University NewsLine, Vol.29/No.6, “ART EXHIBIT PLUMBS THE WORLD’S END”, 01/1998
  • Spazio Virtuale di Arte e Comunicazione, David Cirese, “AGGREGAZIONI/
    COSTELLAZIONE DELLA TORRE”, 16/07/1997
Public Collections
  • Joan Flasch Artist Books Collection
  • International School of Art
  • Banque Paribas
  • Rockford Art Museum
  • World Book Publishing
Grants and Awards
  • Individual Artist Grant, CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS—
    Chicago, Illinois, 2003 and 2002
  • Arthur Anderson Scholarship, SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO,
    Chicago, Illinois, 1999
  • Dean‘s Scholarship, SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO,
    Chicago, Illinois, 1999
  • Lalla Critz Zanzi Scholarship, SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO,
    Chicago, Illinois, 1998