Sarah Malakoff, has had solo exhibitions at Camerawork Gallery, Portland, Oregon, The Garner Center for Photography and Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, The Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, Vermont, the Sol Mednick Gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Massachusetts, and Plane Space in New York, New York. She received a 2001 and 2011 Artist’s Fellowship in Photography from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and a 2011 Traveling Fellowship from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A monograph entitled Sarah Malakoff: Second Nature was published by Charta Art Books in 2013 and includes an introduction by Linda Benedict-Jones, Curator of Photography at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh and an essay by Jen Mergel, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts and is an Assistant Professor at The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Swedish Royal Family
In this body of work, I look closely at objects we display within the home that reference history and culture. These items may speak to the ancestral lineage of the occupant or perhaps merely a desire to appear sophisticated or knowledgeable. Whether they are venerated paintings, photographs, or sculptures of historical figures or events, documents or books, they point to a longing for connection to the past and an engagement with the world at large in such uncertain times. They resonate, often humorously, with the other objects and architecture that surround them. This collection of images displays private spaces and asks the viewer to imagine the people who inhabit them, to examine their relationship to these histories, and think openly about the spaces they inhabit in the same way.
Kanaloa Tiki Statue
Airplanes and War Books
Stained Glass in Bathroom
Native American Chief
US Map and Hidden Stairway
Great Aunt, Aquarium and Dollhouse
Dog Heads in Library
To view more of Sarah Malakoff’s work please visit her website.