ABOUT

MAHATMA PROJECTS

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

 

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.

 

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

2018     (forthcoming) Infinite Archive: NYPL, New York Public Library, Harry Belafonte Branch, New York, NY

2017     (forthcoming) SELF TCELFER, Site-specific installation, Water Bear Confabulum, Farmington, ME

2017     SELF TCELFER, Solo Intervention, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME

2017     Cloud Storage, Site-specific installation, Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, ME

2016     CMCA Biennial, Juried by Christine Berry and John Yau, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME

2016     Three-person exhibition, Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, ME

2016     Solo Exhibition, Site-specific Installation, Masonic Temple of Portland, Portland, ME

2015     Summer Exhibition, 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, New York, 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, University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery, Farmington, ME

2002     Next Generation III, Juried Exhibition, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME

SELECT INDIVIDUAL ARTIST AWARDS    

2017     Onion Foundation grant recipient

2017     Project Grant, Maine Arts Commission

2014     Semi-Finalist, 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