about / cv

cropped-Untitled-Balance-web.jpgSarah Michelle Rupert is a visual artist and arts professional living and working in South Florida. Working with photography, video, collage, drawing and animation, much of her work revolves around consumer, mass-communication and television culture in contemporary experience.

Her work has recently been shown at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Pinecrest Gardens Gallery and David Castillo Gallery in Miami, FL, FATVillage’s Project Space in Fort Lauderdale, GalleryBar in New York, and Olin Gallery at Kenyon College, OH.

She is currently the Gallery Director at Girls’ Club Foundation, a private collection and exhibition space dedicated to contemporary art by women.  She also works as an independent curator and consultant for arts organizations and independent projects developing website content, digital applications systems, curricula and workshops for artists.


Born in Miami, FL.

Select Solo + Group Exhibitions

2017 Sixth, Curated by Jane Hart, Bridge Red Studios, Miami
I am Woman, Hear Me Roar, curated by Ombretta Agro and Kathryn Mikesell, 65 NW 24 Street, Miami, FL
2016 Multidisciplinary, Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2015 100+ Degrees in the Shade, curated by Jane Hart, Laundromat Art Space, Miami, FL
Summer Salad, Girls’ Club Annex Space, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2014 Smash and Grab, Locust Projects, Miami, FL
Abracadabra, Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL
2013 Solo: In Search of Ever After, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL
Intersections, co-curated by Cadence & Helium Creative, Projects North, FAT Village, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2012 Solo: In the Air // On the Screen, Pinecrest Gardens Gallery, South Miami, FL
Abracadabra, Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL
2011 Smash and Grab, Locust Projects, Miami, FL
Art Fallout: Unframed, Girls’ Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2010 Smash and Grab, Locust Projects, Miami, FL
Art Fallout, Girls’ Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL
DCG Open, David Castillo Gallery, Miami FL
Spreading the Influence, Olin Art Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
Abracadabra, Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL
2009 Smash and Grab, Locust Projects, Miami, FL
Altoona Beer Can Museum, GalleryBar, New York, NY
we heart pets, Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL
Fourth All-Media Juried Biennial, Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL
2007 Addressing Iraq: Mail Art About the War, “the gallery,” Gainesville, FL
Soft Sells and Hard Looks, Studio 7 Gallery, Miami, FL
Discretionary Paths, “the gallery,” Gainesville, FL
Conventional Wisdoms, “the gallery,” Gainesville, FL
2006 Advanced Photo Show, Randy Batista Gallery, Gainesville, FL
2004 Airways to Discursive Destinations, WARPhaus Gallery, Gainesville, FL
Art Yard Sale, The Lawn, Gainesville, FL
Screw Black and White, WARPhaus Gallery, Gainesville, FL
Bit Format, a Single Channel Screening, the Art Store, Gainesville, FL

Education

2011 M.A., Visual Arts Administration; New York University, New York, NY
Thesis topic: Private Collectors: A driving force in Miami’s Art Scene
2007 B.F.A. cum laude, Creative Photography, Art History; University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Artist Talks + Panel Discussions

2015 ArtStART High School Program, Guest Lecturer, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2014 Art Roundtable Talk, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, FL
Artist Talk with Francie Bishop Good, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL
2013 Visiting Artist Lecturer, Inspirational Fridays, Helium Creative, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Guest Speaker, Pecha Kucha: WOMEN我們, Miami Beach Urban Campus, Miami Beach, FL
Panel Discussion Moderator: Line Space Place, Bas Fisher Invitational, Miami, FL
2012 Panel Discusision Moderator: ARTtuesdays: Contemporary Drawing, The Private Obsession, Girls’ Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Visiting Artist Lecturer, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

Teaching Workshops

2015 Stop Motion Animation Workshop for kids, as part of the Miami International Children’s Film Festival, Coral Gables Art Cinema, Coral Gables, FL
Dog Days of Summer Seminars, Artist Development Workshop series, at Girls’ Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Stop Motion Animation Workshop for teens, with PACE Center for Girls, at Girls’ Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2013 Stop Motion Animation Workshop for teens, and for kids, as part of the Miami International Children’s Film Festival, Coral Gables Art Cinema, Coral Gables, FL
2012 iPad Selfie Collage Workshop for teens, with PACE Center for Girls, at Girls’ Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Collaborative Stop Motion Animation Workshop for young children, at Pinecrest Gardens Gallery, Pinecrest, FL
Collage/Composite Self Portrait Workshop, with teens from Gritty Girls Summer Camp, at Girls’ Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2010 Photoshop Tutorial Workshop for artists, at Girls’ Club, Fort Lauderdale

Publications

100+ Degrees in the Shade, Book, Published by [NAME] Publications, 2015
New Times Broward/Palm Beach, Francie Bishop Good Is Artist in and Benefactor to Local Scene. Article by Andrea Richard, Jan 2, 2014.
New Times Broward/Palm Beach, Happy Ending. Article by Jess Swanson, December 26, 2013.
Sun Sentinel, Society Scene, Girls’ Club provides creative platform to nurture local artists. Artcle by Meredith Clements. August 7, 2013.
ArtisAbout.com, “A Conversation with Sarah Michelle Rupert.” Article by Jessia Aufiery. January 22, 2013.
The Miami Herald, “Photographer to put passion on display at Fort Lauderdale art talk.” Article by Maria Camila Bernal. April 11, 2012
Sunrise Forum, “Girls’ Club photo exhibit a rhapsody in femininity.” Article by Phillip Valys. February 9, 2012
New Times Miami, “Sweat Induced Hibernation: DCG Open” Article by Amanda McCorquodale. June 18, 2010.
Exhibition Catalogue, “Spreading the Influence.” Produced by Olin Art Gallery, Kenyon College. 2010.
City Link Magazine, “Popping’ Art.” Article by Colleen Dougher. April 22 – 28, 2009.
The Independent Florida Alligator, “Reitz gallery offers fledgling artists chance to exhibit.” Article by Lainey Johnson. March 20, 2007.

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