• CURRENT & UPCOMING

    Members' Show at Backspace Collective, Peoria, IL
    Opening Friday, September 6th 5-9PM

    Private Garden at Pearce Gallery, Dunlap, IL
    October 22 - November 30, 2013
    Opening Reception is October 25th, 6 - 8PM


  • PAST SHOWS

    The Pharmacy, Project Space, Springfield, IL
    July 13, 2013

    Moments of Being, Pearce Gallery, Dunlap, IL, February 5 - March 9, 2013. Opening is February 15th, 6 - 8 pm.

    Harrison Student Exhibition with Artists Josh Cox, Venise Keys, and Sarah Nesbit.
    Backspace Collective, Peoria, IL.
    February 1, 5 - 9 pm.Drawback, group drawing show, 2nd Annual Fundraiser exhibition for Backspace Collective, Peoria, IL Opening December 7th, 2012 6-9pm

    Motion Pictures, group show at The Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, IL Opening December 7th, 2012 5-8pm

    SUCH PLACES Group Show at re-invent gallery, Lake Forest, IL
    Opening Friday, July 13, 2012
    202 Wisconsin Ave. , Lake Forest, IL


    Current Work - a selection of work from current residents at Prairie Center of the Arts, 1506 SW Washington, Peoria, IL
    Opening Friday, July 6, 2012
    M- F 9 - 4pm through July 31st.

    Sensory Landscapes / Sarah Nesbit & Lynda Wellhausen
    Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL
    March 7 - 31, 2012. Opening Saturday, March 10th.

  • ARTICLES

    The Peorian
    Feb 2013
    http://www.thepeorian.com/media/vol2issue3flip/#/56/

    The Peoria Journal Star
    http://www.pjstar.com/entertainment/x770709964/Nesbit-uses-her-art-to-map-out-the-mind

  • Bio

    Sarah Nesbit is a Chicago based artist currently in Peoria, IL with the Prairie Center of the Arts residency. Education: Bachelors in Fine Arts from The University of Illinois – Chicago in 2000 and Masters in Fine Art from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2005. She has exhibited both domestically and abroad with three solo shows and numerous group exhibitions. She spent 2008 – 2010 in Berlin, Germany working for a gallery there, had 3 groups shows and a 5 month long artist residency. Awards include: MFA Fellowship from SAIC, 3arts Fellowship for Ragdale Residency, Vermont Studio Fellowship and Residency. Her work will be included in the new art museum - Peoria Riverfront Museum - opening October 2012.

  • CV

    Education
    2003-2005MFA Painting, The School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL
    1997-2000 BFA emphasis in Painting and Drawing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

    Solo shows
    2010 Studio Project, Willert Residency, Berlin, Germany
    2008 New Work, Illinois State University Gallery, Bloomington, IL
    2007 New Paintings, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Leipzig, Germany
    2006 The Outside In, Project Room, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL

    Group shows
    2012 Sensory Landscapes, Two Person Show with Lyn Wellhausen, Peoria Art Guild,
    Peoria, IL
    2011 New Ways: Exhibition of Ragdale Fellowship Artists, Coalition Gallery, Chicago, IL
    2011 Incomplete Sense, Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival curated section, Chicago, IL
    2011 The Artist Books Show, Paper Crane Cooperative, Chicago, IL
    2009 Lucid Dream, Galerie Birgit Ostermeier, Berlin, Germany
    2008 Atelierhaus Mengerzeile, Berlin, Germany
    2008 Souvenir Show, Giftshop Project Space, Chicago, IL
    2007 Painting and Poetics, Illinois State University Gallery, Bloomington, IL
    2007 Landscape, Sampson Projects, Boston, MA
    2006 Discontented Pendulum, Gallery 2, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    2005 Mystic Truths, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
    2005 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 2, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    2003 Abstraction, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL
    2002 Artemisia Mentorship Show, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
    2001 Walleye Gallery, Chicago, IL
    2000 Wall/Weave, GBU Gallery of University of IL, Chicago, IL

    Awards & Honors
    2012 Nominated Juror for McLean County Arts Center 85th Annual Amateur Art Show
    2008 3Arts Residency Fellowship for Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL (residency 2009)
    2008 Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP) Grant, City of Chicago
    2005 MFA Graduating Fellowship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    2002 Artemisia Mentorship Program, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
    1999 Talent Tuition Waiver, University of IL, Chicago

    Residencies
    2009 Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL.
    2005 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT.

    Press
    2012 Panetta, Gary, “Nesbit uses her art to map out the mind”, Peoria Journal Star,
    [Peoria, IL] March 18, 2012: ArtsPlus Section.
    2012 Wright, Jonathan, “A New Canvas for Sensory Landscapes”, Art & Society,
    March/April 2012: 18-22.
    2008 Kelley, Sean, ”University Galleries Closes Out Year With New Exhibits”, The Daily
    Vidette [Bloomington, IL] April 22, 2008: 9.
    2006 Lopez, Ruth, “Don’t Miss!”, Time Out Chicago May 4-11 2006: 73.