The media are not toys… they can be entrusted only to new artists, because they are art forms.
(McLuhan, 1954)

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Sarah Belknap, Chicago, IL

Joseph Belknap, Bolivar, OH

live and work in Chicago, IL

info@sarahandjoseph.com


EDUCATION (SARAH BELKNAP)

MFA - The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

BFA - Tyler School of Art, Temple University


EDUCATION (JOSEPH BELKNAP)

MFA - The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

BA - Mount Vernon Nazarene University


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

Western Pole, Chicago, IL

Planets, in collaboration with Lakeview Orchestra, Chicago, IL

We are Beasts, Riverside Art Center, Riverside, IL

STNDRD, Dalton Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA


2017

Spooky Actions at a Distance, curated by Sharmyn Cruz Rivera, Fashion Outlets of Chicago, Rosemont, IL

And when we go we come crashing down, Demo Project, Springfield, IL


2016

For Real For Real, Schnormeir Gallery, Mount Vernon, OH

Projecting, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL


2015

Hocus Locus, Common People, Satellite Projects, Miami Beach, FL

Strange Matter, UIS Visual Arts Gallery, Springfield, IL

Overview Effect, Seerveld Gallery, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL


2014

Planetoids,The Franklin, Chicago, IL

BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works: Sarah Belknap and Joseph Belknap, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Afterglow, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Center of the Circle, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL


2013

Our Findings From Spaceship Earth, Roxaboxen, Chicago, IL

Finds and Falls, Octagon Gallery, Chicago, IL


2012

Cosmic Debris, organized by Michael Green, Comfort Station, Chicago, IL

IT’S GETTING HOT IN HERE, Bolt Project Space, Chicago Artists’ Coalition, Chicago, IL


2011

The Wonder of It All, curated by Nicolette Caldwell and Sixty Inches From Center, MDW Fair Chicago, IL

Catastrophe, 208 S. Wabash Pop-Up Exhibition space, Chicago Urban Art Society, Chicago, IL


TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016 Slow Stretch, with Eileen Rae Walsh, curated by Third Object, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL

2013 Super in the Natural, with Christine Gray, O’Connor Art Gallery, Dominican University, River Forest, IL

2012 Sports Infiltrated, with Jake Myers, Design Cloud, Chicago, IL

2012 The Quarterly Site # 11: Line-of-Site, with Christalena Hughmanick & Sarah Jones, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

Public intimacies, Tufts University Art Galleries (online)

Art In Place, CNL Projects and Terrain Exhibitions, Cicero, IL

CovidTV, Instagram Live (online)

scry til you know why, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelly Foundation, Chicago, IL


2019

Terrain Biennial, Oak Park, IL

Fan Mail, Red Line Contemporary Art Center, Denver, CO

The Sheltering Sky, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA


2018

Local Comfort, LVL3, Chicago, IL

Borderline / Can't Help Falling in Love with You, Oh!klahomo, Chicago, IL



10,000 Fahrenheit, SFAC Galleries, San Francisco, CA


Under the Influence, Ralph Arnold Gallery, Loyola University, Chicago, IL


2017

PANIC, Terrain Biennial (home of Claudine Ise), Oak Park, IL

Eye Level, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Dangerous Professors, Triumph, Chicago, IL


2016

20/92 Video Festival, Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

Rapid Pulse Performance Festival, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, IL

Design + Art Series, represented by Demo Projects, Dock 6 Collective, Chicago, IL

The Sun Placed in the Abyss, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH


2015

Dead Man’s Curve, Heaven, Chicago, IL

A Challenge to the Summer Group Show, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL

SATELLITES, The Franklin, Chicago, IL

Cosmosis, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

Were the Eye Not Sun Like, ACRE TV, live stream broadcast

Future Proof, LODGE, Chicago, IL

Out There, PLUG Projects, Kansas City, MO

The Party’s Over, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN


2014

EDITION, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL

Ultra-Deep Field, Rockford University Art Gallery, Rockford, IL

April First Fridays: Apocalypse, MCA, Chicago, IL

Why Marriage?, curated by Tricia Van Eck, Chicago, IL

Bare Bones, The Franklin, Chicago, IL


2013

All At One Point, Tuesday evening interactive workshop, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Imperfect Symmetry, A + D Gallery, Chicago, IL

20/92 Video Screening, Ice Box, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

EDITION Chicago, Abryant Gallery, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL

The Game of a Free City, organized by US English, St. Louis, MS

2 of a Kind, LVL3, Chicago, IL

it’s not me, it’s you, Heaven, Chicago, IL

Exchange, CAVE, Detroit, MI


2012

Preview, Chicago Artists’ Coalition, Chicago, IL

ACRE, Buena Vista Building, Design District, Miami, FL

Meltdown, Octagon Gallery, MDW Fair, Chicago, IL

Belknap, Evans, Romero; Happy Collaborationists, MDW Fair, Chicago, IL

Video Night, Airplane, Brooklyn, NY

On Making Things Matter: Strategies for Preservation, ShoP, Chicago, IL

Super Challenge Excitement Fun Zone, Octagon Gallery, Chicago, IL


2011

Romantic Notions, Los Caminos, St. Louis, MO

Aftermath, Bolt Project Space, Chicago Artists’ Coalition, Chicago, IL

Mischief Night, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

Attendant, curated by The Happy Collaborationists, MDW Fair, Chicago, IL

Wood Worked, Chicago Urban Art Society, Chicago, IL

The Perpetual Motion of a Still Life (in collaboration with Sara Black,) Ryerson Woods, Deerfield, IL

Preview, Bolt Project Space, Chicago Artists’ Coalition, Chicago IL

Building: a way of living, Built Festival, Chicago, IL

the toy formerly known as…, Slow, Chicago, IL

The Precession, (Rebecca Horn Fingers for Mark Jeffrey and Judd Morrissey,) Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL


2010

Stretching Distillment, RAID Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Materials of the City, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago MFA Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL


VISITING ARTIST/LECTURES

Workshop, In Progress: Sarah and Joseph Belknap, MCA, Chicago, IL, October 2017

Lecture, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, OH, October 2016

Lecture, WONDER, Kavi Gupta Editions. July, 2015

Panel Discussion, On the Horizon Line, Chicago Artists Coalition. June 2015

Lecture, COSMOSIS CONVERSATIONS, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. April, 2015

Lecture, Contemporary Practices, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. April, 2015

Lecture, Trinity Community College. February 2015

Lecture/Studio Visit, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.  November 2014

Lecture/Studio Visit, Grand Valley State University, Chicago, IL.  November 2014

MCA Talk: Sarah Belknap and Joseph Belknap, MCA, Chicago, IL, October 2014

Lecture, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL. 2014

Lecture and Workshop, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL. March, 2014

Lecture, O’Conner Gallery, Dominican University, River Forest, IL. November, 2013

Visiting Artist, ACRE, Steuben, WI. July 2012

Lecture, PROPOSITIONS, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. October 2011


COLLECTIONS

The Diane and Brown Goodwin Collection

Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection, Chicago, IL


AWARDS

2015 2 Week Fellowship Residency Award, Playa

2013 4 Week Fellowship Residency Award, Vermont Studio Center

2012 BOLT Residency Mentorship, Chicago Artists’ Coalition

2011 Chicago Artists Month Featured Artist

2010 James Nelson Raymond Fellowship

2009 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Visiting Artist Fellowship

2009 Morrison-Shearer/Tom Jaremba Fellowship


RESIDENCIES

2015 Playa, Summer Lake, OR

2013 SIM Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland

2013 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2013, Bolt Residency (mentors), Chicago Artists’ Coalition, Chicago, IL

2012 ACRE, Steuben, WI

2012 Bolt Residency, Chicago Artists’ Coalition, Chicago, IL

2010 Harold Arts, Chesterhill, OH

2010 Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI

2009 Cliff Dwellers, Chicago, IL


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