2013 M.F.A. summa cum laude, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
2008-11 Post-baccalaureate study, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
2003 B.F.A. magna cum laude, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2016-present Academic Advisor, School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
2014-16 Instructor, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA
2012-14 Instructor, Virginia 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
2018 Irvin Borowsky International Prize in Glass Arts, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
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
New Glass Now, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, 2019-20
Paper Planes, Longwood University, Farmville, VA, 2018
Perversion of Form, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2017
Material Issue, KMAC Museum, Louisville, KY, 2016
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
Amy Ritchie Johnson, "The Virtue of Dissent," ext. 1708, November 28, 2017.
KMAC Museum exhibition catalog, "Material Issue," July 1, 2016.
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
2019 Artist-in-Residence, The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY.
2018 Visiting Artist, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.
2018 Open Studio Residency, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME.
2016 Visiting Artist, Craft/Material Studies Senior Seminar and Graduate Seminar, Virginia Commonwealth University, February 27 & March 2.
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 Emerging 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.
Frances Lewis, Sydney and Frances Lewis Foundation, Richmond, VA
College Art Association (CAA), New York, NY
Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE)