Artist in Residence
2003: Sara Hartland-RoweUnited Media Arts invited Sara Hartland-Rowe from Halifax to be an artist-in-residence in Durham from the end of April to mid-June and to exhibit new work at the Durham Art Gallery from May 28 to July 6.
Sara Hartland-Rowe is well known for her pictorial investigations of the human condition in broad allegorical narrative paintings and drawings, and her experimentations with alternative forms to the rectilinear canvas such as large scale site-specific wall paintings, multipanel installations and 'sewn' drawings. Her art summons the ghosts of history to structure and bolster our artistic experience, by telling stories, sometimes well known, sometimes not, accessible through the here and now.
Sara Hartland-Rowe was born 1958 in Kampala, Uganda. She studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston between 1986 and 1987. In 1990 she received her BFA, Honours in Studio, at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, where she studied from1987 to 1990. In 1993 she received her MFA at the University of Illionois in Chicago, where she studied between 1991 and 1993. From 1996 to 2000 she worked as an Assistant Professor in the Visual Arts Department at the University of Western, Ontario.
Sara Hartland-Rowe teaches at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design since 2001. She is represented by the Wynick Tuck Gallery in Toronto. Her work is in collections of the London Regional Art and Historical Museum, the OMER Corporation in Toronto, the Meers Gallery in Bogota, Columbia, the Zolla Leiberman Gallery in Chicago, and the Art Bank of Novia Scotia.