Sarah Cross, M.F.A.

Sarah Cross

M.F.A.
Program Director, Commercial & Fine Art Photography
Associate Professor of Photography

MFA in Photography, Illinois State University

BFA in Photography, University at Buffalo

Division: Art & Design
Reisman Hall 005

Sarah Cross, Associate Professor and Director of the Photography program joined Cazenovia College in 2013. She previously taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Photography & New Media at Beloit College, Wisconsin from 2008 to 2013.  She received a BFA from the University of Buffalo and an MFA from Illinois State University. Her work has been shown nationally in both group and solo shows at galleries including the Catherine Edelman Gallery, Wakeley Galleries, Silver Eye Center for Photography and the Black Box Gallery. 

  • 2018 Hedy and Michael Fawcett Prize for Visual Art, Stone Canoe #12
  • 2014 Director’s Choice, Still Life, Center for Fine Art Photography
  • 2014 Honorable Mention, Still Life, Center for Fine Art Photography
  • 2014 Honorable Mention, Made in New York, Schweinfurth Art Center
  • 2012 Award of Excellence, Forward 2012, Charles Allis Art Museum
  • 2011 First Place, COPA Midwest Juried Exhibition (Juror: Catherine Edelman)
  • 2008 First Place (Professional), Reading Photography Competition, Capitol Lakes, (Juror: Jean-Pierre Golay)
  • 2008 Honorable Mention, Fellowship 2008, Silvereye Center for Photo (Juror: Ariel Shanberg)
  • 2008 College of Fine Arts Academic Honors
  • 2008 Juror’s Award, Magic Silver 2008 (Juror: Joyce Tenneson)
  • 2007 Max Gerwick Memorial Award
  • Stone Canoe: A Journal of Arts, Literature and Social Commentary Number 12 (2018): Print
  • Stone Canoe: A Journal of Arts, Literature and Social Commentary Number 9 (2015): 166-169, 190. Print
  • Art Ascent Volume 14 (August 2015): Distinguished Artist. Print
  • Science Stories: Using Case Studies to Teach Critical Thinking, Clyde Freeman Herreid, Nancy A. Schiller (Case Study Contributor) (2011)
  • Featured Artist, Emerge: Midwest Art Zine, Vol 2 Issue 2, April 2009
  • 2019 Between the Leaves, Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University, Jamaica Plains, MA
  • 2018 Domesticity, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS
  • 2017 Still Explorations, Lapham Gallery, Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Center, Glen Falls, NY
  • 2016 Sum Art 2016, Point of Contact, Syracuse, NY
  • 2016 The Bright Invisible, Pingyao International Photography Exhibition, Pingyao, Shanxi province, China
  • 2015 Sense of Place, Jan Brandt Gallery, Bloomington, IL
  • 2015 Made in New York, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY
  • 2015 State of Photography, Arts Center Gallery, Rochester, NY
  • 2014 Photogenic Draw, Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY
  • 2014 Faculty Exhibition, Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY
  • 2014 Still Life, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
  • 2014 Printshop, Shortlist Collection, Fotofilmic, Online
  • 2014 Made in New York, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY
  • 2013 In her absence, Ploch Gallery, Brookfield, WI
  • 2013 Faculty Exhibition,Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY
  • 2013 Midwest Contemporary, Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 2013 Tilting at Windmills, Porter Butts Gallery, Madison, WI
  • 2012 Orison for the Forest, Best Friend Gallery, Arlington Heights, IL
  • 2012 Forward 2012, Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
  • 2012 Lens 2012, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL
  • 2012 COPA Midwest Juried Exhibition, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI
  • 2011 Suspension/Repose, Gallery Temenos, Online
  • 2011 Suspension/Repose, Gallery Gray, Online
  • 2011 Selected Photographs, ABBA Gallery, Beloit, WI
  • 2011 Still Life, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 2011 Wonderland, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
  • 2010 Suspension, Wakeley Galleries, Bloomington, IL
  • 2010 Faculty Show, Wright Museum, Beloit, WI
  • 2009 Chicago Project III, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 2009 Group Show No. 30, Humble Arts Foundation, Online
  • 2009 Reading, Capitol Lakes, Madison, WI
  • 2008 Suspension, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2008 Suspension, Morton College, Cicero, IL
  • 2008 Suspension, University Galleries, Normal, IL
  • 2008 Fellowship 2008, Silvereye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2008 Magic Silver, Eagle Gallery, Murray, KY
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography/New Media, Beloit College (2008-2013)
  • Instructor, Center for Photography, Madison, WI (2010)
  • Instructor, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL (2006-2008)
  • Society for Photographic Education, Member
  • 2017-8 Juror, Scholastic Awards, Photography