Sarah Pfohl is an artist and teacher. She utilizes drawing, photography, and writing to examine issues of teaching, schooling, place, and ability. Across this network of forms and fields, Sarah is particularly interested in making work that challenges dominant (oftentimes narrow, one-dimensional) representations of systemically marginalized groups or activities. A combination of reading and study in critical rural theory, disability studies, and critical educational theory in dialogue with Sarah's personal experiences of rural places, disability, and classroom teaching currently inform her work as an artist. Sarah's work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and published internationally. 

New work from The forest rests also in you, Sarah's ongoing photography project, was published as the second issue of Halfmoon Projects' TK series in January 2018. You can learn more about the zine here. Sarah is currently working on a book of drawings that examine issues of teaching. The book is under contract with Information Age Publishing. 

Relative to education, Sarah has taught in a variety of contexts over the course of the past 15 years and has 10 years of full-time teaching experience. She currently teaches photography at the University of Indianapolis.

Born in New Hartford, New York in 1982, Sarah grew up in the unincorporated territory outside of Hubbardsville, New York on a hill between two cornfields surrounded by immediate and extended family and a whole bunch of forests. Sarah earned graduate degrees from Syracuse University (MFA, Art Photography) and Harvard University (Ed.M., Arts in Education) and an undergraduate degree from Pratt Institute (BFA, Drawing). Full CV available for download via the PDF icon above.

Photo credit: Patrick Sopko 
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