Sarah Meadows



2016 – M.F.A., Photography, Rhode Island School of Design
2008 – B.F.A., Photography, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon
2000 – B.A., Liberal Arts, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington

Selected Exhibitions

2019 – Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR
2018 – If but a sunbeam strikes too warm, Melanie Flood Projects, Portland, OR
2018 – Companion Pieces, Anytime Dept, Cincinnati, OH
2017 – Deception, Filter Photo Festival, Chicago, IL
2016 – Vernacular Spectacular, Gelman Gallery at the RISD Museum, Providence, RI
2016 – Wide Open Spaces, Charles Hartman Fine Art, Portland, OR
2016 – Certain Things, Clamp Art, New York, New York
2016 – Prisoner’s Cinema, Gelman Gallery at the RISD Museum, Providence, RI
2015 – In Our Company, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI
2015 – RISD Photography Department Triennial, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
2013 – The News and The Weather, Corner Gallery, PNCA, Portland, OR
2013 – Wood Anniversary: Five Years of Signal Fire, The Art Gym at Marylhurst, Portland, OR
2011 – We Have Begun Our Final Descent, Nationale, Portland, OR
2010 – Dead Roads Make Nice Meadows, Manuel Izquierdo Gallery, Portland, OR
2009 – Time Ends Now, Nationale, Portland, OR
2009 – White Noise, Work/Sound Gallery, Portland, OR
2008 – The Escape (a collaboration with Miranda Lehman), PNCA BFA Gallery, Portland, OR
2008 – BFA Thesis Show, PNCA Stevens Studios, Portland, OR

Residencies & Awards

2022 – Make/Learn/Build Grant, Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland, OR
2021 – Career Opportunity Grant, Oregon Arts Commission & The Ford Family Foundation, OR
2018 – Hewnoaks Artist Colony, Lowell, ME
2017 – Wassaic Artist Residency, Wassaic, NY
2017 – Professional Development Grant, Pacific Northwest College of Art, OR
2016 – Graduate Studies Research Grant, Rhode Island School of Design
2014 – 2016 – Graduate Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design
2015 – Signal Fire Wild Open Studios, Paiute Wilderness, Arizona
2013 – Artist in Residence, Pacific Northwest College of Art Photography Department
2010 – Signal Fire Outpost Residency, Mt. Hood National Forest, OR
2007 – Ruth Halverson Memorial Scholarship


Portable Works Collection, Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland, OR


2018 – A New Photography Exhibition Remakes the Order of the Natural World, Humble Arts Foundation
2017 – On Beauty, Humble Arts Foundation


2019 – AMPAMOMP, the Institute For Interspecies Art & Relations
2018 – And light followed the flight of sound, One Day Projects
2011 – 174 Birds, Publication Studio


2017-present –  Adjunct Professor, Pacific Northwest College of Art departments of Photography and Liberal Arts
2018-present – Documentation & Production Administrator, Pacific Northwest College of Art
2015 – Adjunct Professor, Rhode Island School of Design department of Photography