Lives and works in San Francisco

M.F.A. California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
B.A. Brown University, Providence, RI

2024    Romer Young, San Francisco, CA (forthcoming)
2024    Dingbats (with Jonathan Runcio), Sow & Tailor, Los Angeles, CA
2022    Knot Garden (with Gianna Commito), Marrow Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2020    Sleuth, Friends Indeed, San Francisco, CA
2019    Sites Seldom Scene (with Neal Bashor), Cheymore Gallery, Tuxedo Park, NY
2018    You’re weird for building this (with Stephanie Rohlfs), Royal NoneSuch Gallery, Oakland, CA
2018    Celestial Sodapop, BEST PRACTICE, San Diego, CA
2015    Free Alterations, Royal NoneSuch Gallery, Oakland, CA
2015    All Ears, Goodnight Projects, San Francisco, CA
2010    Covered in moondust and glory (with Carey Lin), Zughaus, Berkeley, CA

2022    The Great Game of Who? mural at Meta offices, San Francisco, CA
2017    In Circulation, Art on Market Street Poster Series, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA
2017    Holiday Window Display, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Daniel’s Pharmacy, San Francisco, CA
2014    Same but Different, West Coast Craft, San Francisco, CA
2012    Look Up More Often, ATA Window Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011    Rare Knowledge Unlimited (Mobile), Sight School, Oakland, CA
2011    Sarsaparilla’s Shapes, a collaborative project with Maysha Mohamedi, Community Thrift, San Francisco, CA

2024    California Gold, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2024    NEOGEONEOGEO, Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2023    Infinite Games, OCHI, Los Angeles, CA
2023    Thick Pile, Best Practice, San Diego, CA
2023    Pyramid Scheme, Bass & Reiner, San José, CA 
2023    Altered Perception, ICA San José, San José, CA
2022    Neuva Tierra, Guerrero Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2022    Summer Group Show, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2021    ARK Exhibition, Svane Family Foundation, San Francisco, CA
2021    wake me up before eight (sorry I’m late), Guerrero Gallery, 4 x 8-bridges
2020    How to Read the World, Friends Indeed, 8-bridges
2019    The Game Show, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2019    Oversharing, Friends Indeed Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2018    Political Birthdays, Dream Farm Commons, Oakland, CA
2018    Division of Labor, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA
2017    Sculpture as a Verb, Underline Projects, Berkeley, CA
2017    Personals, Skowhegan, New York, NY
2017    Resistance Training, Slide Space 123, Oakland, CA
2016    Spots, Dots, Pips, Tiles, Hunter East Harlem Gallery, New York, NY
2016    Landfill/Bedrock, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016    Rules, Tools, and Fools, Spudnik Press, Chicago, IL
2016    Children of the Playhouse, presented by Shoot the Lobster at Present, Chicago, IL
2015    Kunsthaul, Colpa Press, San Francisco, CA
2014    Making Space, City Limits Gallery, Oakland, CA
2014    PIEROGI XX: Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
2014    Folding the Blanket of Time, Park Life Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014    Not of This World, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
2013    As We Had All Been Flesh Together, Now We Were Mist, KCHUNG Radio @ Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2013    nonflagpole exhibition, EXO Project Space, Oak Lawn, IL
2013    One Hundred and Forty Characters, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
2013    Esalen Pacifica Prize Exhibition, Arka Gallery, Vladivostok, Russia
2013    SPACE TIME!, Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA
2012    Somewhere in the Fold, The Popular Workshop, San Francisco, CA
2011    Expanded Field, MacArthur B Arthur, Oakland, CA
2011    Hail Traveler!, Rick Wester Fine Art, New York, NY
2011    West No East, Spray Booth Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2011    Futuro Perfecto, Zora Space, Brooklyn, NY
2011    Resource, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY
2011    The 770 Show, Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011    The Wrong Miracle, NoMÍNIMO Espacio Cultural, Guayaquil, Ecuador
2010    SK10, Tompkins Projects, Brooklyn, NY
2009    Cream, no sugar, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY

2024    Jentel, Banner, WY
2022    Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE
2020    Society of Professional Journalists Northern California Excellence in Journalism Award for Arts & Culture
2019    Dorothea & Leo Rabkin Foundation art journalism grant
2018    This Will Take Time, Point Arena, CA
2016    Fir Acres, Lewis & Clark, Portland, OR
2015    Wassaic Artist Residency, Wassaic, NY (as Stairwell’s)
2015    Art Space is Your Space Residency, Wave Pool, Cincinnati, OH (as Stairwell’s)
2014    ACRE Residency, Steuben, WI
2014    Lunar Artists’ Residency
2012    Esalen Pacifica Prize, Big Sur, CA
2011    Alternative Exposure grant for Stairwell’s (with Carey Lin)
2011    “Most Liberal Interpretation of Science,” Hypothesis: An Art / Science Fair, The Lab
2010    Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2010    Grant recipient, The Centre for Investigation, Research and Discovery
2009    Graduate Merit Scholarship, California College of the Arts
2008    Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2007    William Weston ’43 Award, Brown University

2019    “Space Travel, Sci-Fi Style,” part of MAX 2019: A Space Festival, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
2019    “The performativity of things,” part of Lauren Simpson’s Dance Exhibit, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA
2018    “The Feminist Mythology of Alien,” part of Ad Minoliti’s The Feminist School of Painting, KADIST, San Francisco, CA
2018    “An Evening of Design: Creating Dimensions 3,” California Historical Society, San Francisco, CA
2017    “Tristram Shandy’s Squiggle,” San Francisco Art Book Fair, THINGS in Books, San Francisco, CA
2017    “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” San Francisco Arts Commission, California Historical Society, San Francisco, CA
2016    “Billboard City, USA,” PLACE TALKS at Prelinger Library, San Francisco, CA
2015    Pop-Up Talk at Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
2012    “A Lecture on the History of the Future,” Carville Annex, San Francisco, CA

Fall 2017    “Dialogues in Contemporary Art,” Adjunct Faculty, San Francisco Art Institute

2023    High Contrast: Paintings by Sarah Hotchkiss, published by Colpa Press
2019    Sci-Fi Sundays Vol. 7
2018    Sci-Fi Sundays Vol. 6 (Alien edition)
2018    Dimensions 3, co-published by Colpa Press, The Aesthetic Union and the California Historical Society
2017    What’s Love Got To Do With It?, San Francisco Arts Commission
2016    Sci-Fi Sundays Volumes 1–5
2016    Sci-Fi Sundays Vol. 4
2015    2×2 Solo Series Catalog, Pro Arts
2015    Sci-Fi Sundays Vol. 3
2015    New World UNLTD Issue #2
2014    Sci-Fi Sundays Vol. 2
2015    Same But Different
2013    Sci-Fi Sundays Vol. 1

2023    Elliott Sky Case, “Optical Allusion: Three Bay Area Artists Pay Tribute to a Legend in ‘Altered Perception’,” Metro Silicon Valley
2023    Christopher Alam, “Cliff Notes: Northern California Pick,” Variable West
2023    David M. Roth, “Op and its Offshoots,” Squarecylinder
2022    Max Blue, “December gallery guide,” San Francisco Examiner
2019    Leslie Katz, “Movies and more in Max 2019: A Space Festival,” San Francisco Examiner
2018    Camile Messerley, “An hour of play reveals more than a year of conversation: Careful Mirroring in You’re weird for building this,” Journal
2016    Brianna Wellen, “‘Children of the Playhouse,’ where Pee-Wee Herman meets the Chicago Imagists,” Chicago Reader
2015    Curiously Direct, “Sarah Hotchkiss: Free Alterations
2014    Monique Delaunay, “West Coast Craft Commissions Project,” SF Art Enthusiast
2014    Curiously Direct, “Pro Arts: Not of This World
2013    A. Will Brown, “A Future Fascination,” CCA alumni profile
2011    William Meyers, “The Self and Others,” The Wall Street Journal
2011    JD Beltran, “Sensorial,” SF Gate
2011    Carmen Winant, “A Measurement of the Distance,” KQED Arts
2011    Brady Welch, “Picture Books,” ArtSlant
2010    Doug Harlow, “Skowhegan gets artsy,” Morning Sentinel
2009    Invisible City, Issue 05: MAPS.