SARAH GOTOWKA

 

 
Education
 
2013           
Master of Fine Arts, Concordia University
Fibre and Material Practices Major

2007           
Bachelor of Fine Arts, The Cleveland Institute of Art
Fiber and Material Studies Major, Printmaking and Ceramics Minors
 

Technical Skills
Silkscreening (CMYK, repeat pattern printing, synthetic dye and natural dye pigments, devore, velvet burnout), batik, shibori, acid and fiber reactive dyeing, natural dyeing, dye sublimation, Mimaki printing, advanced floor loom weaving, tapestry, Jacquard weaving, bead weaving, machine knitting, advanced hand knitting and crochet, machine and hand embroidery, pattern construction.
 
Computer Skills
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Point Carre, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier, Adobe ProTools, Microsoft Suite

 
Teaching Experience
 
2016
Instructor of Dry Pressed Flower Arranging Workshop, (upcoming) Struts                        Gallery, A Handmade Assembly, New Brunswick
Instructor of Shibori Demonstration, The Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY
Instructor of Natural Dye Workshop, Wells College, Ithaca College, Trumansburg              Conservatory of Fine Arts, The Johnson Museum of Art, NY
Instructor of Medicinal Dye Workshop, Bramble Apothecary, Ithaca NY
Instructor of Fresh Indigo Workshop, Cornell Fiber Science and Apparel Design
Private Weaving Instructor, Ithaca, NY
Co-Instructor of Flower Print & Book Binding Workshop, 
             Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts, Caroline Elementary, NY
Instructor of Cloth Pounding Workshop: Artful, The Johnson Museum of Art, NY
Instructor of Dry-Pressed Flower Workshop: For the Love of Art, The Johnson                  Museum of Art, NY

2015           
Visiting Artist, Cleveland Institute of Art, OH
Instructor of I Would Dye For You Workshop, Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca, NY
Instructor of Natural Dye Workshop, Chemistry/Art Ithaca College, NY
Instructor of Farm to Fiber: Hopi Sunflower Dye Workshop,
            The Craftstitute, Brooktondale, NY
Instructor of In Living Color Workshop, New Roots Charter School, Ithaca, NY
Co-instructor of Indigo Workshop, The Craftstitute, Brooktondale, NY
Instructor of Farm to Fiber: Indigo Workshop, Department of Human
            Ecology at Cornell, Ithaca, NY
Co-instructor of Natural Dye Plants Class, Cooperative Extension, Ithaca, NY
Instructor of Natural Paints Workshop, South Hill Elementary, Ithaca, NY
Private Weaving Instructor, Ithaca, NY

2013           
Instructor of Beading Workshop, Concordia University, QC

2012           
Instructor of Natural Dye Workshop, Le Centre des Textiles
             Contemporains de Montréal, QC                       

2010           
Color Collective: Natural Dye Workshop, Concordia University Greenhouse, QC
Teacher’s Assistant FBRS 240, Concordia University, QC
Teacher’s Assistant FBRS 360 & 480, Concordia University, QC

2009           
Teacher’s Assistant FBRS 360 & 480, Concordia University, QC

2008           
Fiber & Material Studies Technical Assistant, Cleveland Institute of Art, OH
 
Solo Exhibitions
 
2015           
Tinctauria - Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca, NY
Cosmos – Silky Jones; Gimme Coffee, Ithaca, NY
I Could Drink A Case of You – Studio West, Ithaca, NY

2014           
I’m High On You – New Roots Elevator Art and Music Gallery, Ithaca, NY

2013           
Put Your Back Into It – La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montréal, QC

2012           
Textual Healing – Proximity Gallery, Cleveland, OH
How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore? – FOFA Gallery, Montréal, QC
 

Selected Group Exhibitions and Performances

2017
Super Young – Kamloops Art Gallery, BC (upcoming April)

2016
In Esse: Materiality, Process and Community – Emily Davis Gallery, Akron, OH
           
2015           
Project For A Revolution In New York – Tompkins County Library, Ithaca, NY
Close Connections – Praxis Fiber Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2014            
Rhythm & Rhyme – CAP Gallery, Ithaca, NY

2013           
Pleasure Craft – McIntosh Gallery, London, ON
More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing Since the 1990s – The Ackland Art                       Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC and The
          Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN

2012           
Wanderlust – The Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, ON
Fibreworks: Biennial of Contemporary Canadian Fibre Art – Cambridge            
          Galleries, ON
ITAB: International TECHstyle Art Biennial – San Jose Museum of Quilts
          and Textiles, CA

2011           
Heir/Loom – Studio Beluga, Montréal, QC
Hard Twist: Obsession – Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON
Free Anonymous Sexts Performance – Boom Chica Boom 11, La Centrale Galerie
           Powerhouse, Montréal, QC
Interfaces – Cut on the Bias Workshop, Concordia University, Montréal, QC
ISEND: International Symposium & Exhibition on Natural Dyes
           La Rochelle, France

2010           
Material Studies – Proximity Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Dimensiones Variables – Romerías de Mayo Festival, Holguín, Cuba
The Hive – Concordia University, Montréal, QC
Sing-A-long-Songs Performance – Concordia University, Montréal, QC

2008           
Mixed Media: Me – Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH

2005           
SIE 59th Juried Student Exhibition – Cleveland Institute of Art, OH
Exhibit – Survey Gallery, Cleveland, OH


Craft Fairs

Sister Friends, Ithaca College, NY
Spring Fever Handmade Market, Elmira, NY
The Little Red Wagon, Ithaca, NY
Artist's Market, Ithaca, NY
 

Awards
 
2016
Sustainable Tompkins Mini Grant

2015
Ithaca Community Arts Partnership SOS Grant

2014           
Ithaca Community Arts Partnership Arts Education Grant

2012           
Concordia University Small Grants Program

2011           
Bess Winspear Memorial Scholarship
Concordia University Partial Tuition Remission Scholarship

2010           
Sustainability Action Fund Project Grant

2006           
Cleveland Institute of Art Honorary Scholarship

2005           
Barbara L. Kuhlman Foundation Scholarship
Wenda Von Weise Memorial Scholarship for Fiber
Cleveland Institute of Art E.M.I.T. Best Music Video Award
Cleveland Institute of Art Honorary Scholarship
CIA 1st Annual Foundation Show Juror’s Award Best of ShowCleveland Institute              of Art Honorary Scholarship
    

Residencies and Symposiums

2012           
13th Biennial Symposium of The Textile Society of America, Washington DC

2011           
What’s Love Got To Do With It? Winter Thematic Residency, Banff, AB


Publications and Press
 
2015
"Gotowka Exhibits 'I Could Drink A Case Of You," Ithaca Times, April 19

2013           
More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing Since the 1990s Exhibition Catalogue

2012           
“How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore” Radio Interview, CBC: Homerun, Jan 5.
“Color Our World” Concordia University Magazine, Fall.
“A {Digital} Stitch In Time,” Journal of the New Media Caucus, Fall.

2011           
“Cutting the Thread,” Montreal Mirror, Aug 25.
Lucky 7: Studio Arts MFA Concordia 2011
“Mireille Silcoff: Among the Video Artists,” National Post, Jan 29.
           
2010           
“Usher & Me,” Front Magazine: Micro Celebrity, Sept.