Sarah Hardesty’s drawings, paintings, and installations reference geologic and environmental happenings and incorporate personal experience with layering of time, space, and reflection.
Hardesty’s work has been exhibited at VisArts, (Rockville, MD); Metro Micro Gallery (Arlington, VA); ISE Cultural Foundation, (New York, NY); Davidson Contemporary, (New York, NY); MPG Gallery, (Boston, MA); Wheaton College, (Norton, MA) and the Tucson Museum of Art (Tucson, AZ). She has been awarded residencies at The MacDowell Colony, The Wassaic Project, The Carriage House at Islip Art Museum, Santa Fe Art Institute and Vermont Studio Center. Hardesty is the recipient of numerous financial awards including a Fairfax County Artist Grant (2020); a VFIC Mednick Fellowship (2019); a Leon Levy award (2012) and an award from The Joan Mitchell Foundation (2007). Hardesty holds an MFA in Painting from the University of Arizona and a BS in Studio Art from Skidmore College. She was born in Strong, Maine and is currently based in the Washington DC area where she works as an assistant professor of art at Marymount University in Arlington, VA.