Bio

SALLY WEARE, born in Chicago, lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.  After many years exploring drawing, painting and photography, she is currently making psychologically-charged drawings and life-sized digital prints. Sally Weare’s paintings, drawings, collages and prints appear in both public and private collections in the US and abroad.

EDUCATION:
English and Humanities at the University of Chicago; B.A. in Fine Art from the University of Iowa; Post-Diploma Year in Painting at St. Martin’s College of Art, London; and M.F.A. in Painting from Mills College, Oakland, California.
EXHIBITIONS:
Sally Weare’s work has been exhibited widely, including Solo shows at Chaos Gallery, Belgrade, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, Oakland Museum Collector’s Gallery, CA, Dillingham Center for Performing Arts, NY, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Bechtel International Center, Stanford University, St. Martin’s College of Art. London, and in many 2-3 person and group shows shows at museums, galleries, and universities.
SELECTED AWARDS:
Exhibition Grant from the U.S. Embassy for 1996 Solo Exhibition, Chaos Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia;
The Catherine Morgan Trefethen Graduate Fellowship, Mills College, Oakland, CA;
Solo Exhibition Award, Ithaca College Photography Department, NY;
Best of Show Purchase Award in Painting, Festival of the Arts, Hayward, CA;
Juror’s Prizes: Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, 2007 and 2008 Honorable Mentions;
Berkeley Art Center, 2006 and 2007;
First West Coast Biennial, Redding, CA, 2011.
ARTIST RESIDENCIES:
The Millay Colony, NY;
Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Sweetbriar, VA;
Briarcombe Foundation, Bolinas, CA.
TEACHING:
San Francisco State University, Berkeley City College, University of California, Berkeley,
ASUC Studios; New College, San Francisco.
VISITING ARTIST:
Moderator, Roundtable Discussion with artists and art historians at the U.S. Embassy, Belgrade;Lecturer and Workshop leader: the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Michigan, Ohio University, University of Kansas, Berkeley Art Center, Peralta Colleges, Oakland, Sonoma State University, S.F. State University and Falmouth School of Art, Cornwall, England.
Board Member (2000-2012), The Women Environmental Artists Directory, weadartists.org.
Download Sally’s Resume