Education

2013  M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2008-11 Post-baccalaureate study, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

2003  B.F.A., Washington University, St. Louis, MO

2001   Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy

Teaching & Professional Faculty Experience

2016-present Academic Advisor, School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2014-16 Instructor, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA

2012-14 InstructorVirginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2011-12 Teaching Assistant, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Other Professional Experience

2007-11 Senior Geological Technician, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

2006-07 Site Identification Support Assistant II, Kentucky Heritage Council, Frankfort, KY

Awards and Grants

2013 Graduate Research Grant, Virginia Commonwealth University

2012-13 Graduate School Thesis Assistantship, Virginia Commonwealth University

2012 State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Award, Virginia Commonwealth University

2011-12 Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Virginia Commonwealth University

2003 Swedish Women’s Educational Association Project Grant

2002 Vicki Papermaking Award, Printmaking Department, Washington University in St. Louis

2000 Frogman’s Press Award, Washington University in St. Louis

1999-2003 Conway Scholar, Washington University in St. Louis

Exhibitions

Perversion of Form, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2017

Rock Candy, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2016

Problematica, Solo Exhibition, UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY, 2015-16

Pilchuck Emerging Artists in Residence Show, Schack Art Center, Everett, Washington, 2015

MFA Juried Exhibition, UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY, 2014

Almost Famous 2013, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2013

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2013

Alternate Worlds, FAB Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 2013

Almost Famous 2012, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2012

Pause, The Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Richmond, VA, 2012

The National Juried Handmade Paper Art Show, 2003-2005

Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking, Atlanta, GA

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA

Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

Stop and Ink, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, MO, 2002

Take with Food, MOSSA Center, St. Louis, MO, 2002

Bibliography

Amy Ritchie Johnson, "The Virtue of Dissent," ext. 1708, November 28, 2017. http://ext.1708gallery.org/2017/11/the-virtue-of-dissent/

Dakota Sexton, “Voices: Sarah Briland,” American Craft magazine, April/May 2016. 

Caroline Cobb Wright, "Sarah Briland: Problematica," UrbanGlass, November 18, 2015.

Sheila Pepe, MFA Exhibition, Glass: The UrbanGlass Quarterly, no. 134, Spring 2014. 

New Glass Review 35, Corning Museum of Glass, 2014.

Megan Zalecki, Energy and Motion, Richmond Arts Review, June 17, 2013.

Lectures, Workshops, Residencies

2015   Introduction to Japanese Papermaking, Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA, May 30-31.

2014  "Transforming Material: Working in Paper and Glass," Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA, December 8.

2014  Artist-in-residence, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, September 22-November 14.

2014  Teaching Assistant to Sayaka Suzuki, Glass Casting, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, June 22-July 4.

Collections

Frances Lewis, Sydney and Frances Lewis Foundation, Richmond, VA

Professional Organizations

College Art Association (CAA), New York, NY

Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE)