Sarah Graeme is an emerging ceramic artist currently based on T’Sou-ke and Pacheedaht Territory on Vancouver Island (Shirley, BC). She received her BFA from NSCAD University (2021). Sarah’s work combines ceramic forms with plant fibers using weaving and basketry techniques. This combination and overlap in craft mediums and ways-of-making serves as a personal reflection in the context of materials, relationships, and place.
Her work is created intuitively as a conversation with materials, considering where they have come from, how they were processed, and exploring the relationship and responsibilities inherent in using them.
Sarah has taken part in several international residencies including Skælskor, Denmark (2023) and Puebla, Mexico (2018) as well as exhibiting in several solo and group shows across Canada, and most recently has been the recipient of two Creation Grants from Canada Council for the Arts (2021, 2023).
b. 1995, Nelson, Canada
2021 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics Major - Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Halifax, NS.
SOLO and DUAL
2023 Forthcoming, Lalani-Jennings Contemporary Art Gallery, Guelph, ON
2022 Moving; Through, Towards, Within, Free Spirit Studio, Gabriola, BC
2022 Together, Becoming, Nanaimo Ceramic Arts, Nanaimo BC.
2022 The Unfolding Between us, Arc. Hive Gallery, Victoria BC.
2022 Platters at the Feast of Venus, Craig Gallery Window Case, Dartmouth, NS.
2021 Vessels for Tender Devotions, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS.
2023 Sooke Fine Arts Show, Sooke, BC
2022 Constellations I, Lalani-Jennings Contemporary Art Gallery, Guelph, ON
2022 Sooke Fine Arts Show, Sooke, BC
2022 Crossroads, Metchosin Art Pod, Metchosin, BC.
2021 NSCAD Student Art Award Finalist Exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS.
2021 NSCAD Graduation Exhibition, Online
2019 Angugamgewe’l Adding to Our Relations, Port Loggia Gallery, Halifax, NS.
2019 The Labour of Art and Craft, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS.
2018 Intensification, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS.
2022 Art Toronto, with Lalani-Jennings, Toronto, ON
AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS, and GRANTS
2023 Canada Council for the Arts Explore and Create Grant
2021 Canada Council for the Arts Explore and Create Grant
2021 NSCAD Student Art Award, Finalist
2021 BC Arts Council Scholarship
2020 Pisapio Scholarship
2020 Kevin and Karen Lynch Scholarship for Ceramics
2020 Mitacs Research Grant
2020 BC Arts Council Scholarship
2017 Pisapio Scholarship
2022 Member of Metchosin Art Pod Collective, Metchosin BC.
2021 Studio Assistant, Samantha Dickie, Victoria, BC.
2020 Research Assistant, Rory Macdonald, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS.
2019 Studio and Teaching Assistant, Greenglade Community Studio, Sidney, BC.
2018 Studio Assistant, NSCAD Ceramics Department, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS.
2023 Guldagergaard International Ceramics Research Center, Skælskør, Denmark.
2018 Arquetopia Foundation, Puebla, Mexico.