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Education

2011       MFA in Studio Art — Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis, MO
2008     BFA in Studio Art, Painting, cum laude — Miami University, Oxford, OH
2008     BS in Art Education, cum laude — Miami University, Oxford, OH

Solo / Two / Three-Person Exhibitions

2021     Remnants / Remembrance Vulcan Muse Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA
2020     Homesickness: On Longing and Loss
Ripon College, Ripon, WI
2020     Spaces BetweenJames May Gallery, Algoma, WI (with Michael Banning, Lisa Wicka)
2020     ROY Presents: Whitney SageROY G BIV Gallery, Columbus, OH
2020     Remix The Contemporary Dayton, Dayton, OH (with Jason Lee, Ryan McCullough)
2019     Whitney Lea Sage: On Homesickness Morey Family Gallery, Art Reach Mid Michigan, Mt. Pleasant, MI
2018     Unearthed
Klemm Gallery, Studio Angelico, Adrian, MI (with Trisha Holt)
2018     Twofold: Impermanent Histories — Birke Art Gallery, Marshall University, Huntington, WV (with Boryana Rusenova Ina)
2017     Prayer Flags for Cincinnati — Wave Pool Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2014     Amending a City: Home, History, Hardship & Hope – Ohio University Eastern Art Gallery, St. Clairsville, OH (with Amanda Nicole Rogers)
2010     Obsessed: Musings on the Ruin Porn Problem – Lewis Center Exhibition Space, St. Louis, MO

Juried Group Exhibitions

2021     Landscape: Exploring the Built and Grown Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
2021     Post-Rustbelt: Living Between America
Vestige Concept Gallery – Pittsburgh, PA
2021     Those Spaces Between Us
Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Arts Center, Alexandria, VA
2021     Solitude ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
2020     Home, A Virtual Exhibition —  Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
2020     Form | Line | Shape | Space —  Todd Art Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, KY
2020     Complex Territory: Image and Appearance —  Giertz Gallery, Parkland College, Champaign, IL
2019     Climate — 
(SCENE) Metrospace, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
2019     WILD —  The Scarab Club, Detroit, MI, Juror: Scott Hocking
2019     Art [as] History —  Ohio University Eastern Art Gallery, St. Clairsville, OH
2019     All Media Exhibition —  Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI
2018     The Shape of Change — 
Cade Art Gallery, Arnold, MD
2018     Landscape: Real & Imagined —  Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
2018     The Shape of Place —  The University of Cincinnati – Blue Ash College Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2018     (un)INHABITED: An Exploration of Human StructureSpecto Art Space, Bridgewater, VA
2018     ShiftROY G BIV Gallery & Wild Goose Creative, Columbus, OH, Juror: Laurie VanBalen
2018     73rd Ohio Annual ExhibitionZanesville Museum of Art, Zanesville, OH, Juror: Erin Schapiro
2018     The Bitters 2: We’re F*ckedWhitdel Arts, Detroit, MI, Juror: Stephen William Schudlich
2018     Recollection — Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL
2017     On the Street Where I Live — Webster Arts Center, Webster Groves, MO, Juror: Amanda Verbeck
2017     Greater Michigan Art Exhibition – Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI, Juror: Jason Franz
2017     Department of Art Faculty, Alumni and Emeriti Exhibition – Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH
2017     American Dream Juried Exhibition – K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX
2017     Displacement & Migration – St. Louis Artists Guild, St. Louis, MO, Jurors: Anita Fields and Basil Kincaid
2016     Impending Future Juried Exhibition – Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA
2016     MACAA Better Than Art Juried Exhibition – Modern Makers, Cincinnati, OH
2016     The Detroit Biennale – The Museum of New Art, Armada, MI, Guest Reviewer: Jerry Saltz
2016     Ohio University Art and Design Biennial Exhibition – The Kennedy Museum of Art, Athens, OH
2016     American Landscapes Juried Exhibition – Maryland Federation of Art’s Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD, Juror: Liza Key Strelka
2016     The Retrieval of the Beautiful – The Painting Center, New York, NY
2016     Art from the Heartland – Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN, Juror: Mindy Taylor Ross
2016     Re | Collections – Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH
2016     Borders – Walter Terhune Gallery, Owens Community College, Toledo, OH, Juror: Sarah Rose Sharp
2016     Virtually Nowhere Everywhere – Thompson Gallery: Online Exhibition Space, Weston, MA
2016     Where We Are Going, Where We Have Been Juried Exhibition — MINT Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Jurors: Micah and Whitney Stansell
2016     Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge – Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, MI
2015     Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge – Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
2015     Michigan Fine Arts Competition – Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI, Juror: Joseph Winterhalter
2014     Pandora’s Children Curated Exhibition – Clough-Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
2014     Ohio State Fair Fine Art Exhibition – Ohio State Fairgrounds, Columbus, OH
2014     All That Glitters – The Gateway Project, Newark, NJ
2013     Eye on the “D”: Seeing Detroit With Fresh Eyes – 555 Gallery, Detroit, MI
2013     Utopia/Dystopia Curated Exhibition – Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
2012     MACAA Members Exhibition – Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
2012     Fiber Hybridity Curated Exhibition – Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens, MI
2012     Race to Reopen the Belle Isle Aquarium Gala – Belle Isle Aquarium, Detroit, MI
2012     Right Here Over There – Loudon House Gallery, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY
2012     Elements – Detroit Artist’s Market, Detroit, MI
2012     Michigan Annual XXXVIII Juried Exhibition – Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens, MI
2011     WTFMFA Satellite Show – The Lemp Brewery, St. Louis, MO
2011     MFA Thesis Exhibition – Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
2011     Detroit: A Brooklyn Case Study — Marygrove College, Detroit, MI, Jurors: Mitch McEwen and Chloe Bass
2011     Detroit: A Brooklyn Case Study – Superfront Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Jurors: Mitch McEwen and Chloe Bass
2010     Parabola: Fox & Hedgehog – Graduate Interdisciplinary Exhibition, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2010     Out of Place – Kulturprojekte, Berlin, Germany
2010     MFA First-Year Exhibition – Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2008     Ohio State Fair Fine Art Exhibition – Ohio State Fairgrounds, Columbus, OH
2008     Rites of Passage International Juried Show – Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2008     Re/Vision Undergraduate Group Show – Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH
2007     Top Shelf Juried Exhibition – Greenwich Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Artist Residencies

2022     A.I.R. Studio Paducah – Paducah, KY (July 6 – August 8)
2022    
Studios Midwest Residency Galesburg, IL (July 1 – July 30)
2017
     Wave Pool Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (July 8 – July 30)
2017     Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (May 14 – June 9)
2014     Popp’s Packing, Hamtramck, MI (August 1 – August 25)

Professional Experience

2019-present       Assistant Professor of ArtNorth Central College, Naperville, IL
2018–19                
Assistant Professor of ArtSiena Heights University, Adrian, MI
2018                       Museum Instructor  — Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
2014–18                 Art Gallery Director — Ohio University Eastern, St. Clairsville, OH
2013–18                 Lecturer of Art — Ohio University, Zanesville & Eastern campuses
2011–13                  Foundations Instructor — Belvoir Terrace, Lenox, MA
2012                       Painting Instructor — Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI
2008                      Instructor (Introduction Drawing sprint course) — Miami University, Oxford, OH

Grants, Fellowships, Awards & Honors

2018           AITC Resource Grant Award – Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC), Columbus, OH
2018           Best-in-Show Juror Award (Drawing, Print & Collage Category) 73rd Ohio Annual Exhibition, Zanesville, OH
2017
           Art Space is Your Space Fellowship —Wave Pool Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2017           Honorable Mention Juror Award Displacement & Migration Exhibition, St. Louis, OH
2012           Finalist — Challenge Detroit Community Initiative, The Collaborative Group, Detroit, MI
2009-11     Recipient — Thomas R. Blow Scholarship, Washington University in St. Louis, MO
2009-11     Recipient — Laura and William Jens Scholarship, Washington University in St. Louis, MO
2008          2nd Place, Best in Show (Amateur Category) — Ohio State Fair Juried Fine Art Exhibition, Ohio State Fairgrounds, Columbus, OH
2008          1st place, Best in Show (2-D) — Clean Out the Studio Juried Exhibition, Miami University, Oxford, OH
2007          Recipient — Fred and Molly Pye Painting Scholarship, Miami University, Oxford, OH
2004          Recipient — Francis Hanson Christian Scholarship, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Scholarly Publications

2020     Refract: An Open Access Visual Studies Journal, 3. “Traces, Fragments and Voids: An Artist Representing Detroit’s Vanishing Homeland”. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/2zf2p5tk
2012       “Intimate Distance: Negotiating the Urban/Suburban Divide” – Essay published online by Wayne State University https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/macaa2012scholarship/4/

Creative Publications

2020     Refract: An Open Access Visual Studies Journal, 3. “Traces, Fragments and Voids: An Artist Representing Detroit’s Vanishing Homeland”. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/2zf2p5tk
2020      INDA 14: International Drawing Annual – Publication of recent drawing works published by Manifest Press
2020      Heirlock Magazine: Issue 4 – Poetry, Fiction and Art magazine
2019       WomanArts Quarterly Journal: Issue 9, Volume 2
2019       Dark Ink Magazine: Issue IV, Volume II — Art and Literary magazine
2019       Eclipse — Art and Literary magazine published by Siena Heights University
2018       Chaleur Magazine: V.I I.VI (September 2018)Literary and Fine Arts publication
2018       Zane Traces  — Literary magazine published by Ohio University Zanesville
2018       Newfound Journal, “Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere” Issue 9, Volume 1 Literary and Fine Arts publication
2017       Department of Art Faculty, Alumni and Emeriti Exhibition  — Exhibition catalog published by the Miami University Art Museum
2016       The Retrieval of the Beautiful — Exhibition catalog published by The Painting Center
2016       Maake Magazine: Issue 2 – Contemporary Art publication
2015       Qua Magazine: Winter 2015 Issue – Literary and Fine Arts publication
2013       Eye on the “D”: Seeing Detroit With Fresh Eyes — Exhibition Catalog published by 555 Gallery
2013       Post-Industrial Complex – Catalog published by Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
2012      Wake: Great Lakes Thought and Culture Online – Art and Literary publication, http://www.wakegreatlakes.org
2011       MFA 2011 — Exhibition catalog published by the Sam Fox School of Art and Design, Washington University in St. Louis
2011       Detroit: A Brooklyn Case Study — Exhibition catalog published by
2008     Rites of Passage — Exhibition catalog published by Manifest Gallery
2008     Inklings — Literary magazine published by Miami University

Interviews & Press

Laurens, Morgan. “Whitney Sage Paints a Melancholy Ode to Midwestern Homesickness.” Interview, NOT REAL ART, April 26th, 2021.
https://notrealart.com/whitney-sage-paints-melancholy-midwestern-scenes/

“Whitney Sage: Complex Territory.” Interview, For Art’s Sake, Parkland College. Champaign, IL, April 20th, 2020.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2tUT0nblpI

Khachaturian, Grace. “Virtual Art Exhibit.” WDTN Channel 2 News. Dayton, OH, May 6th, 2020.
www.wdtn.com/living-dayton/virtual-art-exhibit/

Jewell, Jordan. “#hourtalent.” Hour Magazine. Nov. 2019. Pg. 18. Print.

“Homesickness: An Interview with Whitney Sage.” Interview, Newfound Journal.
https://newfound.org/current-issue/visual-arts-whitney-sage/

“Contribute to Prayer Flags for Cincinnati arts project.” Interview, WKRC Channel 12 News Cincinnati, OH, July 10th, 2017.
http://local12.com/news/good-morning-cincinnati/contribute-to-prayer-flags-for-cincinnati-arts-project

Hill, Grace. “Prayer Flags for a Better City.” City Beat, Cincinnati, OH, July 26th, 2017.
http://www.citybeat.com/arts-culture/visual-arts/article/20970586/prayer-flags-for-a-better-city

Mariner, Thom. “What to do/hear/see | July 19-25.” Movers & Makers Cincinnati, OH, July 18th, 2017.
http://www.moversmakers.org/2017/07/18/what-to-dohearsee-july-19-25/

Koeppel, Fredric. “Trio of curators make ‘Pandora’s Children’ a bold, provocative experience.” The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN, November 5th, 2014.
http://www.commercialappeal.com/go-memphis/arts/visual-arts-news/

“Rogers and Sage to show artwork at Ohio University Eastern gallery.” Ohio University Eastern, St. Clairsville, Ohio, March 17th, 2014.
http://www.ohio.edu/eastern/news/

Walsh, Danielle. “Dystopia Prevails in UICA Exhibition.” The Rapidian, Grand Rapids, MI, January 15, 2013. http://therapidian.org/dystopia-prevails-uica-exhibition

Fox, Tamara. “Location, Location, Location: Utopia/Dystopia at UICA.” H.A.C.K., January 5, 2013. https://art-hack.org/2013/01/05/location-location-location-utopiadystopia-at-uica/

Kaczmarczyk, Jeffrey. “Mayan Calendar predicts the end of the world; Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts plans ‘End of World’ party.” MLive Media Group, December 12, 2012.
http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2012/12/mayan_calendar_predicts_the_en_1.html

Artist Talks, Presentations & Workshops

2021      Presenting Panelist —“Home: Place and Belonging, SECAC Conference, Lexington, KY
2021      Presenting Panelist —“Space, Place, Memory”, Refract Journal Virtual Symposium
2020      Presenting Panelist —“Narrative Art: The Work Does Not Need to Tell the Story”, SECAC Virtual Conference
2020      Virtual Visiting Artist Talk Ripon College, Ripon, WI
2020      Exhibiting Artist Talk – Parkland College, Champaign, IL
2018       Exhibiting Artist Talk – Klemm Gallery, Studio Angelico, Adrian, MI
2018      
Exhibiting Artist Lecture Birke Art Gallery, Marshall University, Huntington, WV
2017       Visiting Workshop Instructor – Wave Pool Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2014       Visiting Artist Presenter – Zanesville Appalacian Arts Project, Zanesville, OH
2013       Visiting Artist / Instructor — Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI
2012       Presenting Panelist —“How Detroit Built My Aesthetic” MACAA Conference, Detroit, MI

Exhibitions & Events Organized

North Central College Department of Art & Design, Naperville, IL

2020      Ben Blount: Printing in the Present Tense, Virtual Visiting Artist Talk

Ohio University Eastern Art Gallery, St. Clairsville, OH

2018      In Sequence: Drawing and Narrative Exhibition, Reception and Artist Talk by Christopher Troutman
2017      Recessional: Twilight of Middle America Exhibition, Reception and Artist Talk by Sara Fleenor
2017      Made in Ohio: The Art of the Tattoo Exhibition, Reception and Curator Talk by Sweet Chuck of Hot Rod Tattooing
2016      Bong Lai Cai: Works by Sahn Tran Exhibition, Reception and Artist Talk (In partnership with OU International Education Week)
2016      Mirrors: The Power of Portraits, Exhibition and Reception with Fatima Azimova
2016      Ohio Valley Photo Explorers, Exhibition and Reception
2015      Boxes: The Art of Chung Chak, Exhibition and Lecture (In partnership with OU International Education Week)
2015      Interiors: Paintings by Diane Fitch, Exhibition and Reception
2015      Slash: Samantha Parker Salazar, Exhibition and Reception
2014      Faces of Afghanistan: Skip Rohde, Exhibition and Lecture (In partnership with OU International Education Week)
2014      Folded Mountains: Laurel McMechan, Exhibition, Artist Interview and Reception

Ohio University Zanesville, Zanesville, OH

2014      Faces of Afghanistan: Skip Rohde, Exhibition and Lecture (In partnership with OU International Education Week)