ABOUT

MAHATMA PROJECTS

Mahatma Projects is a collection of art works and public projects created by Sarah Bouchard. Bouchard is available for public and private commissions.

 

ARTIST BIO

Sarah Bouchard is a multimedia artist who works with photography, paint, collage, sculpture and installation. Bouchard has exhibited her work throughout the United States and may be found in select private and corporate collections. She received her MFA from the Maine College of Art in 2011. She is currently the Artist-in-Residence at the Masonic Temple in Portland, Maine.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

I am a feminist, process-driven artist with a passion for minimalist-albeit-monumental sculpture and installation. There is usually a strong conceptual component to my work, although this dense mental work often hides beneath a seemingly formalist visual presentation.

I am primarily an introspective artist, working in solitude. I am thoroughly taken with anything involving the use of my hands, making materials integral to anything I do. I am moved by texture and pattern, as well as subtle shifts in color, light and sound. I am drawn toward unlikely juxtapositions that bring about a shift in perception.

 

SELECT EXHIBITIONS   

2017    Water Bear Confabulum (forthcoming), Bonney and Flint Woods, Farmington, ME

2017    SELF TCELFER, solo intervention, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME

2016/2017    CMCA Biennial, Jurors: Christine Berry + John Yau, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME
2016    Solo Exhibition, The Masonic Temple Project, Site-specific Installation, Masonic Temple, Portland, ME
2016    Install 8, 4-person show, Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, ME

2015    Summer Exhibition, 4-person show, Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, ME
2014    Critic’s Choice Exhibition, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, ME
2014    Solo Exhibition, process, University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery, Farmington, ME
2012    Install 1, Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, ME
2012    Then & Now, Juried Exhibition, Rose Contemporary, Portland, ME
2011    Drawn and Quartered, Drawing Room, Portland, ME
2011    MFA Thesis Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
2010    Gathering, Drawing Room, Portland, ME
2010    Night of 1,000 Drawings, Artist’s Space, NYC, NY
2007    Deconstruct, Invitational Exhibition, Katayama Gallery, Portland, OR
2007    Solo Exhibition, Play, Brian Marki Gallery, Portland, OR
2007    Interplay, Working Artists Gallery, Portland, OR
2007    Chance Encounters, Working Artists Gallery, Portland, OR
2006    Sarah Bouchard and Trevor Gray, Brian Marki Gallery, Portland, OR
2006    Juried Photo Exhibition, Rake Art Gallery, Portland, OR
2006    48-Hour Video Challenge, Visage, Portland, OR
2006    CAA/MassArt Regional MFA Exhibition, Invitational Exhibition, Mass Art Gallery, Boston, MA
2006    WabiSabi, WoodFX Gallery, San Diego, CA
2004    Open Painting Exhibition, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI
2003    Essence, The Now Gallery, Farmington, ME
2003    Nordica Celebration of Women in the Arts, UMF Art Gallery, Farmington, ME
2002    Next Generation III, Juried Exhibition, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME

SELECT INDIVIDUAL ARTIST AWARDS    

2014    Quarter-Finalist, "On Our Radar" Recipient, Creative Capital Award, Creative Capital
2013    Good Idea Grant, Maine Arts Commission
2011    Good Idea Grant, Maine Arts Commission
2011    Albert K. Murray Grant
2005    Albert K. Murray Grant
2004    Elizabeth Bouchard Grant
2004    First Prize, Open Painting Exhibition, Providence Art Club

RECENT PRESS

2017    Leah Triplett Harrington; “Pictures, Politics and Post-Truths: The CMCA Biennial;” Big, Red & Shiny

2017    Daniel Kany, “The biennial at Center for Maine Contemporary Art deliciously flawed and fresh,” Maine Sunday Telegram

2016    Staff Writer, “Modern Masters,” Maine Home + Design

2016    Robert Bennett Jr., “We’re/Were Podcast,” Sarah Bouchard
2015    Britta Konau, “Getting Physical: Foregrounding the material nature of art”, Portland Phoenix
2015    Daniel Kany, “In Maine’s evolving summer art season, transparency is key”, Maine Sunday Telegram
2015    Caroline O’Connor, “Lux in Tenebris: A lucent mind, a gilded future, a coded space”, Portland Phoenix

2014    A Frank Juarez Gallery and Greymatter Gallery Collective Project, 365 Artists 365 Days

2014    Daniel Kany, “UMaine Farmington Hosts Sarah Bouchard’s Appealing Exhibition”, Portland Press Herald
2013    Jaime Thompson, “Grand Temple: Q&A with Artist Sarah Bouchard”, Art Spotting Blog
2012    Daniel Kany, “Furniture-related art: Clever craftsmen reach new heights”, Portland Press Herald
2011     Daniel Kany, “MECA students deftly open door to new horizons”, Portland Press Herald

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2010 – 2016    Artist-in-Residence, Masonic Temple of Portland, Portland, ME

Gallery Representation

Corey Daniels Gallery