About

Rooted in painterly abstraction, Denver-based visual artist Sarah Darlene Palmeri explores the connection between the physical body, feminine identity, and emotional states through painting and collage. Her abstractions give visual form to feeling while using recycled materials such as magazines, clothes, bedsheets, and domestic fabrics, to connect the non-representational experience of emotions with the human body. Palmeri aims to reimagine abstract expressionism from a queer, feminine perspective and broaden the dialogue around intersectional identity with both traditional and recycled materials.

Sarah graduated with a BFA in Fine Arts from Louisiana State University in 2011, where she studied mass communication and studio art. She has worked with Think 360 Arts for Learning since early 2016, an arts education nonprofit that integrates the arts in schools and community centers around Colorado. Palmeri launched #TheMagazineProject in 2018 and her work has been exhibited in Ann Arbor, Baton Rouge, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Key West, Los Angeles, Taos, Santa Fe, and San Francisco, and she has been a member of Strangers Art Collective of Santa Fe, NM since 2015. Sarah is currently is living and working in Denver, Colorado. 


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EDUCATION
2016 Executive Certificate Of Nonprofit Management, University Of Notre Dame
2012 NYSS Summer Drawing Marathon, Graham Nickson
2011 BFA In Studio Art, Painting And Drawing, Minor In Art History, Louisiana State University
2009 Study Abroad Paris, Louisiana State University

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2019 Clotheshorse, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN, USA
2019 Contemporary Art Survey, The Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO, USA
2019 Full Disclosure with Emily Olson and Michelle Richardson, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX, USA
2019 Arts Equity Summit, Arts Connect International, Boston, MA, USA
2019 Yountville Art Sip and Stroll, Napa Valley Museum, Yountville, CA, USA
2018 GIFC, Dateline Gallery, Denver, CO, USA
2018 The Magazine Project, The University of New Mexico-Taos Atrium Gallery, Taos, NM, USA
2018 The Magazine Project, Understudy, Denver, CO, USA
2018 Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network Fundraiser, McNicol's Building, Denver, CO, USA
2018 Mirror Box, Form & Concept, Santa Fe, NM, USA
2018 Drawn to the Figure, Arts Longmont, Longmont, CO, USA
2017 Colorado for Puerto Rico and Mexico Benefit Concert, McNichols Building, Denver, CO, USA
2017 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Regional Exhibition, Artwork Network, Denver, CO, USA
2017 Flight to Luxury, Benefit for the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver, Denver, CO, USA
2017 Paradox, Spark Gallery, Denver, CO, USA
2017 Outsider Art Show, Pirate Contemporary, Denver, CO, USA
2017 Urban Collage, Art of Resistance, Art of Resilience, Feral Factory Ltd, CRASH RiNo, Denver, CO, USA
2017 Santa Fe Zine Fest, Center For Contemporary Art, Santa Fe NM, USA
2016 Long Echos, Center For Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM, USA
2016 Narrows, Community Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA
2016 Art Now Photography 2016, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
2016 Small Works Juried Exhibition, Lemonade Stand Gallery, Key West, FL, USA
2016 Mix Santa Fe, Telecote Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA
2016 Cabin Fever, Caldera Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA
2015 El Zaguan Salon, Elmore Gurd Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, USA
2015 Mixing Your Media, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO, USA
2015 Microcosmos, Gallery 621, Benicia, CA
2015 Obscured Identities, Art.I.Factory, Santa Fe, NM, USA
2015 Fashionistas Fight Back, Orange County Contemporary Center For The Arts, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2015 El Zaguan Salon, Historic Santa Fe Foundation, Santa Fe, NM, USA
2012 New Work with Emily LaCour, Beverly Coates Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
2012 Extending Self with Emily LaCour, LSMAS Gallery, Natchitoches, LA, USA
2011 A BFA Exhibition, Foster Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
2011 Tyler And Possa Exhibition, Tyler And Possa, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
2011 LSU Juried Exhibition [Honorable Mention], Foster Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
2010 Amnesty International USA Human Rights Exhibit, Traveling
2010 LSU Juried Exhibition, Foster Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
 
LECTURES/PUBLICATIONS
2019 Reassembled - Contemporary Collages by Sarah Darlene Palmeri and The Magazine Project
2018 Featured in Best Art Incubator in Westword Magazine
2018 Women In Design Denver 8x8 Speaker Series
2018 The Magazine Project, Strangers Art Collective, Taos NM
2016 Dream Drawings by Sarah Palmeri, Santa Fe NM
2016 Sailing Towards Open Waters by Elizabeth Miller at the Santa Fe Reporter
2015 The Art of Life and Vice Versa by Sarah Palmeri for the New Mexico Museum of Art

AWARDS
2017 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Regional Winner, Artwork Network, Denver CO
2011 New York Studio School, New York NY , Scholarship recipient
2011 LSU Charles Craig Travel Award
2010 LSU Juried Exhibition, Baton Rouge LA, Honorable Mention
2008-11 LSU Deans List
2007-2011 Taylor Opportunity Program for Students Scholarship

EXPERIENCE
2016 - PRESENT: Operations Director, Think 360 Arts For Learning  | Denver CO
2015-2016 Assistant Director, Nuart Gallery | Santa Fe NM
2014 Volunteer Administrator, National Sports Center For The Disabled | Winter Park CO
2012-2015 Lead Photographer & Lead Graphic Designer, Dorian Studio
2012 Manager & Art Coordinator, Circa 1857 Art And Architecture | Baton Rouge LA
2011 Volunteer Prospect 2 New Orleans Biennial | New Orleans LA
Member The Denver Art Museum Since 2012
Member The Southern Poverty Law Center Since 2012
Member Strangers Collective Since 2015