Born in Toronto, ON. Lives, works in Brooklyn, NY

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Sarah Nicole Phillips is a Toronto-born, Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist. She received her B.A, in Visual Studies from the University of Toronto and her MFA from Brooklyn College with a concentration in printmaking. She participated in a year-long artist residency at the Lower East Side Printshop. She’s been awarded residencies at The Blue Mountain Center in upstate New York and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center in Nebraska.

Sarah exhibits widely in Canada and the US and has been included in shows at the Queens Museum of Art in New York, the International Print Center New York, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). In early 2014 she had a solo exhibition at McKinley Arts and Culture Center in Reno, Nevada. She is a 2009 & 2014 recipient of Brooklyn Arts Council grants. Her work is in the permanent collections of The James Hotel and NYU Langone Hospital.


2006 MFA in printmaking, Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY). Brooklyn, NY.
B,A. magna cum laude. The University of Toronto. Toronto, ON.


2017 Gold Card, Courthouse Gallery at Lake George Arts Project – Lake George, NY.
All the Benefits, All the Rewards, Court Tree Collective – Brooklyn, NY.
You’ve Been Selected, McKinley Arts and Culture Center in Reno, NV.
Security Landscapes, Eyelevel BQE – Brooklyn, NY.


The Residents, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln city campus. Lincoln, NE.
Vanishing Point, Curated by  Arthur Bruso & Raymond E. Mingst. Art House, Jersey City, NJ.

Cool & Collected, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY.
S(p)lice, Undercurrents Projects, New York, NY.

Salvage, Giertz Gallery, Parkland College, Champaign, IL.
Subtle Approach, Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery – Brooklyn, NY.

Fluctuations, Recession Art – Brooklyn, NY.
Constructed Environments, Claypool-Young Gallery, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY.

Return to Rattlesnake Mountain,
The Wassaic Project – Wassaic, NY.

The Eye in Eyelevel, Eyelevel BQE- Brooklyn, NY.
Deep/Shallow, Gowanus Studio Space – Brooklyn, NY.
New Prints Winter 2011, International Print Center New York (IPCNY) – New York, NY.

Benevolent New World
(curated by Heidi Lee), AT Kearney, New York, NY.
Stand Here and Listen (curated by Matthew Jensen), The James New York hotel, New York, NY.
The Work Office,
45 Main Street, Suite 800 – Dumbo Brooklyn, NY.
Non Native New York (curated by Linn Edwards and Brian Bell), de Castellane Gallery -Brooklyn, NY.
New Prints Winter 2010, International Print Center New York (IPCNY) – New York, NY. (with SP Weather Station)

Biking Rules PSA Festival,
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Brooklyn, NY.*
New Prints, (during the Southern Graphics Council Conference), Columbia College – Chicago, IL.
Running On Empty (curated by Bart King), Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA) – Athens, GA.
Ephemerality (curated by Zoë Cohen), The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education – Philadelphia, PA.
Queens International Biennial (curated by Erin Sickler & Jose Ruiz), Queens Museum of Art – Queens, NY. (with the SP Weather Station)

New Prints Autumn 2008, International Print Center New York (IPCNY) – New York, NY.
NVRMENT, The University of Toronto Sustainability Office, The University of Toronto – Toronto, ON.
Sustainable Source (curated by Dr. Carol Pulin), Longwood University Art Department, Longwood University – Farmville, VA.
Video_Dumbo, Galapagos Art Space – Brooklyn, NY.
Summer 2008: The Artist’s Commentary, International Print Center New York (IPCNY) – New York, NY.
Connected Unconscious, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) – Brooklyn, NY.

Fall ’07 Exhibition (guest curated by Mary Temple), Lower East Side Printshop – New York, NY.
Artifact-Metafact, Repetti Gallery – LIC, Queens, NY.
Citysol, Solar1 at Stuyvesant Cove Park – New York, NY.
Winter ’07 Exhibition (curated by  Joanne Greenbaum) Lower East Side Printshop – New York, NY.

in-ter-ak’tiv, Walsh Library Gallery (Seton Hall University) – South Orange, NJ.
Eye Level Re-Shelving Initiative, Eye Level Gallery – Halifax, NS.
Repeat After Me, Flux Factory – Queens, NY.

Karaoke Smashup, Galapagos Art Space – Brooklyn NY.

Piñata Party (guest curated by It Can Change), Gavin Brown Art Enterprises at Passerby – New York, NY.

Pause (The Bookmark Project), The Koffler Gallery – Toronto, ON.

NYU Langone Hospital Network
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center. Nebraska City, NE.
LAM Hotel Group, Brooklyn, NY.
The James New York Hotel, New York, NY.
The University of Toronto Sustainability Office, The University of Toronto. Toronto, ON.
Lower East Side Printshop. New York, NY.
The Air Sickness Bag Museum. Hull, MA.
Various private collections across Canada & the USA.

Cats in Repose, 2016, painted pedestrian barrier for NYC’s Department of Transportation. Location: East 161st Street & Grand Concourse, The Bronx, NY.

2015 Residency at Kimmel Harding Nelson Center. Nebraska City, NE.
2014 Brooklyn Arts Council Grant, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs – Brooklyn, NY.
Jurors Award, The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick, MD
2012 Residency at The Blue Mountain Center. Blue Mountain Lake, NY.
2011 Residency at The Wassaic Project. Wassaic, NY.
2009 Brooklyn Arts Council Grant, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs – Brooklyn, NY.
2008 Jurors Award, “Sustainable Source” Longwood Art Gallery, Longwood University – Farmville, VA.
2007 Keyholder Residency. Lower East Side Printshop. New York, NY. Sept 2006 – Sept 2007
2006 GIP Travel Grant, Brooklyn College CUNY, NY. GIP Research Grant, Brooklyn College CUNY, NY.
2005 Cerf Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Art.  Brooklyn College CUNY, NY.

Guest Lecturer Digital Media: Current Directions, University of California, Irvine – Irvine, CA. May 2014
Subtle Approach Artist Talks, Brooklyn Arts Council – Brooklyn, NY. May 2014
Arts Week Visiting Artist, Friends Academy – Locust Valley, NY. April 2010
Print Week Visiting Artist, International Print Center New York (IPCNY) – New York, NY. November 2008
Visiting Artist, International Print Center New York (IPCNY) – New York, NY. June 2008
Interactive Art, Department of Performance and Interactive Media (PIMA) – CUNY Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY. Dec 2007


Salomone, Andrew. “Ex-Mail Room Worker Cuts and Pastes Envelopes into Otherworldly Office Space“, Vice: The Creators Project, September 18, 2016
Wachs, Audrey. “New York City bike lane art scores high points with videogame references” , The Architects Newspaper, April 21, 2016.
Venugopal, Nikhita. “Discarded Envelopes Become Art at Carroll Gardens Exhibit“, DNAinfo, October 3, 2014.
Ryan, Nicole, “Best of Brooklyn: Subtle Approach”. News12. August 12, 2014.
Beeson, Donavan. “Security Pattern Collages”, Letter Writers Alliance Blog, February 24, 2014.
Staff Writer. “Brooklyn artist brings fresh perspective to McKinley Arts Center“, Around The Arch, January 23, 2014.
Hitchcock, Paul. “Mixed Media Exhibit at MSU”, WMKY Feature Reports, September 12, 2013.
Saywich, Natalie. “The SCHWA Show Opens Today”. The Daily Reflector, January 4th  2013.
Royte, Elizabeth. “The Lateral Movement of Goods“. Elizabeth Royte Notes on Waste, Water, Whatever, 2012.
Liboiron, Max. “Public Service Announcements for Trash Foragers“. Discard Studies, March 21 2011.
Durkin, Erin. “Hotel to show work of 77+ Boro Artists”. Daily News, Brooklyn News section, Sept 20 2011, p.30.
Cardwell, Diane. “The Hotel as Art Gallery“. New York Times, New York section, Aug 30 2010, p.A13 & A17.
Egeln, Harold. “Brooklyn Immigrant Artists Shine in ‘Non-Native’ Show”. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Aug 17 2010.
Khan, Shazia. “New Exhibition Showcases Works Of Non-Native New Yorkers”.” NY1 website. Aug 8 2010.
Morse, Trent. “Trent’s Top Picks: December”. Williamsburg Greenpoint News+Arts. Dec 5 2009. p. 5-6
Fallon, Roberta. “Weather or Not: A new exhibit at AHN/VHS focuses on meteorological data”. Philadelphia Weekly. Arts and Culture,Aug18, 2009.
Fancher, Lauren. “Not Your Typical Oil Paintings: ATHICA Exhibit Examines Oil Addiction”, Flagpole Magazine. Feature Section, March 3 2009.
Smith, Courtney. “Fossil fuel addiction subject of new exhibit”. Red and Black. Out & About Section, Jan 29, 2009.
Cannon, Nicole. “Performance Without Permanence”. Roxborough Star. Livin’ Life Section, Jan 22, 2009.
Brady, Shaun. “You Can’t Take it With You”. Philadelphia Citypaper. Arts, Jan 20, 2009.
McGlamory, “Prints & Politics: Global Warming Portfolio”. Contemporary Impressions Fall/Winter 2008, vol. 16 #2, Fall 2008.
Taylor, Kate. “A New Arts Scene on Governors Island”, New York Sun. Arts Section, May 29, 2008.
Perkins, Nicole. “Recycled Art Offers Creative Connection to Natural World”, The Torch. Arts Section, May 1, 2008.
Manolo, Joyce.. “Helio and Phillips”, Brooklyn Art Project Blog:, Dec 2007.
Moynihan,Colin. “The Bicycle in New York, From an Artistic Viewpoint” The New York Times, Metro Section, May 9, 2007. p.B
Simon, Stephanie. “Why I Ride Sheds Light On Joys, Challenges Of City Cycling ” NY1 News. May 5, 2007.
Ryzik, Melena. “Spare Times – Around Town”. The New York Times, May 4, 2007. p. E23
Dahlen, Sage. “Break Out the Huffy” The Wake. April 4, 2007.
Sherry Mazzocchi. “Protest Space Exhibit”. Blog Chelsea.  March 29, 2007.
Bischoff, Dan. “Viewer Participation makes Exhibit Go”. Star Ledger. December 8, 2006. p.39
Rozek, Sarah. “Students Enjoy Interacting with Art at Gallery”. The Setonian. November 16, 2006. p.11
Duquette, Michael.  “Art Comes Alive in Walsh Gallery”. The Setonian. November 9, 2006. p.10
Dean, Will. “Art at LAVA”. Philadelphia City Paper. November 2 – 8, 2006.
Wallen, Doug. “Art at LAVA” Philadelphia Weekly. October 31 – November 6, 2006.
Ramirez, Anthony. “Art Show is Reopening in Brooklyn”, The New York Times. May 24, 2006.
Simon, Stephanie. ” Brooklyn Artists Embark On “Slow Revolution” NY1 News. March 27, 2006.
Manley, Jennifer. “Ruminations On Replication–‘Repeat After Me’ Opens At Flux Factory”. The Queens Chronicle. Jan 12, 2006.
Rogers, Damian.   “This Week: Weeds and Their Relatives” Eye Weekly. April 22, 2004.