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SaraNoa Mark (b. Bronx, NY) pursues a drawing practice that investigates traces left by time, as they exist in landscapes and in collective memory. Employing enduring materials to explore permanence and erasure, and repeated gestures to archive the presence of absence. SaraNoa's work has been supported by a Fulbright research fellowship in Turkey. SaraNoa has received grants from the U.S. Embassy Mission Grants Program in Turkey, Luminarts Cultural Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant, John Anson Kittredge Fund, Illinois Arts Council, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Individual Artists Program (DCASE), West Collection LIFTS acquisition grant, and a SPARK grant. Upon graduating from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts SaraNoa was awarded a European travel scholarship. SaraNoa has been an artist in residence at the Chicago Artists Coalition, Montello Foundation, the Jackman Goldwasser Residency at the Hyde Park Art Center, the Lois and Charles X. Carlson Painting Residency, Art Kibbutz, Wave Hill, and Urban Atolye. Recent exhibitions of their work have taken place at the Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL; Daniel Faira Gallery, Toronto, CA; Bridge Projects, Los Angeles, CA; Davis & Langdale Company, New York, NY; Goldfinch Gallery, Chicago, IL; Sultan Han, Turkey; 5533, Istanbul, Turkey among others. SaraNoawas named a NewCity Magazine breakout artist. SaraNoa is a co-director at the 4th Ward Project Space in Chicago.
Image information: Yazılıkaya, Concrete panels cast from hand-carved clay reliefs installed at Sultan Han, Turkey, 2022
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