Sarah Esme Harrison

b. 1990, New York, NY


2017   MFA, Painting, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2013   BFA, Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2013   BA, Comparative Literature, Brown University, Providence, RI

Selected Exhibitions


Out of Hand, Gildar Gallery, Denver, CO (two person)

Got it for Cheap, Fisher Parrish, Brooklyn, NY

Plus One, Project ArtSpace, New York, NY


Buy What You Love, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, New York, NY

I Love Black, 1969 Gallery, New York, NY

Come Afuera, Chloro.Mx, Mexico City, Mexico (two person)

Close(d)Quarters, 1969 Gallery, New York, NY

Yale Painting, New Release, New York, NY

Paris, Texas, Artspace, New Haven, CT

Swatch, Olive Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Coda, Green Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT


Sphere Spaces, Aisling Gallery, The Study, New Haven, CT

Esoteric Rodeo, Green Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Honestly Bodily, Downstairs Projects, Brooklyn, NY

Yale MFA Benefit Auction, Field Projects Gallery, New York, NY


The Gates Are Open, Green Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT

A Common Thread, Mixed Greens, New York, NY

Another Garage, Los Angeles, CA (two person)

DEAR MAMA: An Accolade, Dept. of Signs and Symbols, Brooklyn, NY

Room Service, Motel, Brooklyn, NY (three person)

Rugs, Tate 2, Providence, RI (solo)


Faux/ Real, Non-Fiction, Savannah, GA


Painting and Glass, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

Bad Vibes, Memorial Hall Gallery, Providence, RI

Deepest, Darkest, Most Alone, Memorial Hall Gallery, Providence, RI


Thank You, The Space, Long Island City,NY

Awards/ Residencies


Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Nominee


Norton Island Residency, Norton Island, ME

Artist’s Fellowship, Norton Island, ME

Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnson, VT

Artist’s Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Selected Publications


Out of Hand. Graphite Journal. November 19, 2018.

Close Quarters Catalogue. January 2018.


Mannan, Zulifiqar. MFA Exhibit Showcases Thesis Work. The Yale Daily News. February 8, 2017.


Butler, Sharon. Warp and Weft: the Grid at Mixed Greens. Two Coats of Paint. July 31, 2015.

Halpert, Juliana. Critics’ Picks: “Common Thread”. Artforum. July 2015.

Room Service @ Motel. AQNB. May 11, 2015.

Teaching Experience / Visiting Artist


Lecture, Swarthmore College


Ox-Bow School of Art, Teaching Assistant to Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Saugatuck, MI


Yale University, Teaching Assistant to Sam Messer

Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art, Teaching Assistant to Mark Gibson

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