Curriculum Vitae

Sarah Vanderlip

Born in Philadelphia, PA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


1991-1989 Yale University, School of Art, Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture
1988-86 University of Colorado, Boulder, Bachelor of Art, English
1986-84 University of California, San Diego


2021-2013 Full Professor, Department of Art and Art History, CSUB
Department Chair of Art and Art History from 2013-2019, CSUB
2013 Artist talk and studio tour, Mapping the L.A. Life: This side of the 405: studio tour, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA. April
2012 Awarded the inaugural Marjorie Schiele Prize, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio (selected by Robert Storr, Dean of Yale School of Art, Claudia Gould, Director of the Jewish Museum, Aaron Betsky, Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum and Max Hollein, Director of the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany)
2011 Mentor, University of the Arts, MFA Low Residency Program, Philadelphia, PA.
2009 Appointed Associate Professor of Art at CSUB
2008 University Research Council Award, CSUB Foundations
2007 Lycee Paul Sabatier, Carcasonne, France, Visiting Artist
2005 Appointed Assistant Professor of Art at CSUB
2003-2000 University of California, Los Angeles, CA. Visiting Lecturer in Sculpture; teaching advanced and beginning undergraduate and graduate sculpture
2012-1996 ASAP (Acadia Summer Arts Program), Artist in Residence Mt. Dessert Island, ME.
2001 Tiffany Foundation Award Nominee
1999 Joan Mitchell Foundation Award Nominee
1999 Brenau University, Gainesville, GA. Visiting Artist
1992 Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA. Visiting Artist
1992 Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA. Visiting Artist
1991 Susan H. Wheldon Award for Excellence in Sculpture, Yale School of Art

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Sarah Vanderlip Untitled (Double Ellipses), Rough Play Projects/Mojave Desert Land Trust, Joshua Tree, CA.
2018 Sarah Vanderlip Untitled (Double Ellipses), Reading the Landscape, Rough Play Projects/Mojave Desert Land Trust, Joshua Tree, CA.
2012 Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio
Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Project Space, Santa Monica, California
2010 Art Production Fund LAB, New York, New York
2008 Sandroni Rey Container, Los Angeles, California
2007 Galerie Jacques Girard, Toulouse, France
2006 L. A. C. Lieu d'Art Contemporain, Sigean, France
1999 XL Xavier LA Boullbenne New York, New York
1996 White Room, White Columns, New York, New York

Group Exhibitions

2021 Disturbances in the Field: Art in the High Desert from Andrea Zittel A-Z West to High Desert Test Sites, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada July
2019 The Occasional, Todd Madigan Gallery, Bakersfield, CA.
2016 Faculty Show, Todd Madigan Gallery, Bakersfield, CA.
2013 Mapping the L.A. Life: This side of the 405: studio tour, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA. April
The Road Show, mixed media exhibition, Todd Madigan Gallery, Bakersfield, CA.
2012 Urban Untitled, Capriccio Foundation, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Exposition des Oeuvres, Galerie Jacques Girard, Toulouse, France
CA. Truckhead sculpture in a music video by James Iha of the Smashing Pumpkins
2011 Convergence, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA
Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
2010 Like a Prayer: Reflections on the 21st Century Feminine, Barrister's Gallery, New Orleans, LA. curated by Martina Batan
2009 Shadows and Reflected Colors for Sale, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
Visionary Drawings (Cribs to Cribbage), Mass MOCA, North Adams, MA. Curated by Matt Bua
Protégé, Todd Madigan Gallery, CSUB, Bakersfield, CA.
2008 Virgin, Mother, Slut < Woman: Pop Culture Stereotypes, U.C.L.A. Kerchoff Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
All that Heaven Allows, Bonelli Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA curated by Lisa Chackmakian
2007 Benifit Auction, LA. Ballet Art for the Arts, Santa Monica, CA
Mar Vista, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA
Per Square Foot, Dieu Donne Papermill, New York, NY
The L Word, Season 4, Episode 4, HBO Films, Los Angeles, CA. selected by Ilene Chaiken
2006 Seventh Benefit Exhibition, Dieu Donne Papermill, New York, NY
CSUB Regional Exchange Show, L.A. Artcore at the Brewery, Los Angeles, CA.
COPILANDIA/ A GRATIS project for the Sevilla Entre Culturas Festival
Centro de Arte de Sevilla, Spain
2005 Fearless Vampires Killers, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY curated by Jedediah Caesar
Artrageous, Edwin Gould Services for Children, New York, NY
2004 Hyperbowl, Locust Projects, Basel Miami, curated by Jedediah Caesar
HDTS (High Desert Test Site) 4, Joshua Tree, CA.
Rule the Wasteland, L.A.C.E. Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, curated by Jedediah Caesar
A Painting Has a Dream, Todd Madigan Gallery, California State University, Bakersfield, California
Risque, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, Colorado
Four Wheel Drive Road on Mars, Todd Madigan Gallery, California State University, Bakersfield, California
2003 HDTS (High Desert Test Site), Joshua Tree, California (catalogue)
Decade, Schroeder/Romero, Brooklyn, New York
2002 Domestic Relations, Todd Madigan Gallery, California State University, Bakersfield
Archipelago, M.O.C.A, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, Colorado; curated by Ann Shostrom and Cydney Payton
2000 Acquisitions Recentes, L. A. C. Lieu d'Art Contemporain, Sigean, France
1999 Girlschool, Brenau University Galleries, Gainesville, GA. curated by Maureen Mahony and Catherine Morris (cat)
1998 Utz, Lennon Weinberg Gallery, New York, curated by Stephanie Theodore
1997 Still Gone, E.S. Vandam, New York, curated by Bill Arning
The Gaze, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, New York (catalogue)
Romper Room, Thread Waxing Space, New York (catalogue)
1996 Open your Heart, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
What I Did On My Summer Vacation, White Columns, New York, curated by Paul Ha
La Toilette de Venus: Women and Mirrors, CRG, New York, curated by Tom Jones
The Most Important Thing in the World: Oasis vs. Blur, Art Exchange, New York, curated by Bill Arning
Fotog, Sauce, Brooklyn, New York
Model Home, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Clocktower Gallery, New York
1995 Other Rooms, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York
Inaugural Show, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, New York
Material Abuse, Transhudson Gallery, Jersey City, NJ, curated by Mark Harris (catalogue)
Installations, Sauce, Brooklyn, New York
1994 Al Dente, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, New York, curated by Randy Wray
Essential Fluids/Wet and Dry, Sauce, Brooklyn, New York
1993 Outside Possibilities, The Rushmore Festival, Rushmore, New York, curated by Bill Arning
Sauce eau de toilette, Sauce, Brooklyn, New York
1992 Energy Made Visible, Larry Becker Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Not Working in L.A., Strip Mall, Los Angeles, CA. curated by Pae White and Jorge Pardo
1989 Colorado State of the Arts, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, curated by Bruce Gunther, Richard Koshalek and Lucy Lippard
Traveled to the Arvada Center/Colorado Spring Fine Art Center (cat)


2021 "Nevada Museum of Art Presents Exhibition Andrea Zittel and the High Desert Test Sites" ArtfixDaily July 14
Azerelli, Nina. "Unearthing the Past, Present Future of Land Art-The Movement Made in Monumental Natural Expanses" Designboom, June 25
Dias, Stephani. "Art Imitates Life for CSUB Senior Exhibition at BMOA" The Bakersfield Californian May 21
2018 Cieslewicz, Bill. "British Artist Receives Prestigious Cincinnati Art Museum Award" Cincinnati Business Courier
Genecov, Max. "How Desert Advocates Are Trying to Protect The Desert They Love." Pacific Standard Time. July 5th.
Trembly, Mara. "Ton Corps Au Mien" music video. February 20th.
Boston, Rick. Digital Monk, "Sarah Vanderlip's Untitled (CA. Truckhead), 2003" on album cover
Biller, Steven. "These Boots Are Made For Looking At Art." Palm Springs Life, March 29th
Mavis, Morgan and Bennell Christopher. "Pod People" Magenta Magazine
2017 Dias, Stefani. "Cal State Bakersfield offers Tastes of the Arts." October 11th.
Greenberger, Alex. "New York's CRG Gallery to Close After 25 years." Artnews, May 23rd
Getty, Rosetta. "The Designer Reveals What's Inspiring Her Now" British Vogue, March p. 375
2016 Reynolds, Christopher. "National Park Tips: At Joshua Tree, there's fun (and art) on the Fringe" Los Angeles Times, December 28th, 2016
2015 Carayol, Sebastien. "High Desert C'est Arty Pour Tour", Liberation, February 27th, 2015
Forester, Ian. Deeper into the Desert with Andrea Zittel, Art 21 Magazine, Sept/Oct. Issue Jan, 30th, 2015
2014 "Itinerary / Joshua Tree's Artful Excursions", T Magazine, The New York Times, April 11
2013 Mc Manis, Sam. "Joshua Tree Enchanting in its Magical Quirky Way" Sacramento Bee, April 7th, 2013 (Ill.)
2012 Robinson, Emil. "Sarah Vanderlip at the Cincinnati Museum of Art" AEQAI, December 19
Kendrick, Crystal. "Four New Exhibitions opening". The Cincinnati Herald. October 13
Gavin, Camille. "Artist gets $25,000 prize, Eye Street, Bakersfield Califorinian, October 11, p 46.
Rosen, Steve. "Cincinnati Art Museum honors Sarah Vanderlip" Cincinnati City Beat, September 19, p. 25
Abatemarco, Michael. "Urban Untitled at 333 Montezuma Annex" Art Ltd, July
Berkovitch, Ellen. "Urban Untitled opens at Capriccio Foundation" Adobe Airstream May 7
Reynolds, Christopher. "Southern California Close-Ups: Joshua Tree National Park and Desert Hot Springs" Los Angeles Times, March 25
Reynolds, Christopher. "Between Rocks and A Hot Place" Los Angeles Times Travel Section. March p. L4
Williams, Sarah. "ForYourArt Maps Out The Best Ways to Find Art All Over The World. This Time It's All About High Desert Test Sites." For Your Art, September 22, 2011
2011 Shigeta, Brandon. "A Day with Brandon Shigeta" Hyperbeast, December 14
Nelson, Cory Clark. "High Desert Test Sites 2011" L.A. I'm Yours, October 21
2010 Biller, Steven. "Testing, Testing" Palm Springs Life (Intelligencer) Winter/Spring
Wolff, Rachel "Going Nowhere Fast" Manhattan Magazine, May/June p.46
"Short List" The New Yorker, May 31, p. 12
2009 Gaskin, Sarah. "Exhibit Unites Faculty, Alumni and Community" The CSUB Runner, Jan 28, p. 6 (illustration)
Haynes, Hilary. "Married Art Professors Present Art in School Gallery" The CSUB Runner, Jan 28, p. 6 (illustration)
2007 "360 Trend Report", Steelcase, February (illustration)
2006 Martin, Evelyn. "Faculty Art Exhibitied in L.A." The CSUB Runner, Jan 11, p. 6 (illustration)
2005 Auerbach, Lisa Anne & Zittel, Andrea. "A Text About High Desert Test Sites"
ARTFORUM, Summer, 2005 pp. 282-283 (illustration)
Cotter, Holland. Art in review: "Fearless Vampire Killers", The New York Times April 8, p. B32
2004 Feliu, E.A.. "Art Out of Bounds", The Desert Sun, Oct. 23, Palm Springs, CA.(illustration)
Stokes, Alexis. "Faculty Art Show Displays the Artist's Dream", The CSUB Runner, Oct. 20, p. 2 (illustration)
Gavin, Camille. "Art's Alive", The Bakersfield Californian, April 9, pp. F5 & F7
Beraun, Victor. "Latest in Contemporary Art Makes it's Debut at CSUB," The CSUB Runner, April 7, p. 4
2003 Auerbach, Lisa Ann. "HDTS3", p.22 (illustration)
1999 Mahony, Maureen and Morris, Catherine. "Girlschool", Edition Brenau University Galleries, Gainesville GA. p. 7 (illustration)
Grabner, Michelle. "Test Family", New Art Examiner, October, pp. 21&61 (ill.)
Arning, Bill. "Sarah Vanderlip at XL, Art in America, October, pp. 162-3 (ill.)
Burns, Nora."High Art, High Ideals", Paper Magazine, July, p.107 (ill.)
Henry, Max. "Gotham Dispatch", Artnet, April
Levin, Kim. "Sarah Vanderlip" Village Voice, March 2, p. 107
Newhall, Edith "Talent, Sugar Baby", New York Magazine, February 22, p. 154 (ill.)
1997 Avigikos, Jan. "The Gaze", Edition Momenta Art, Brooklyn, New York, p. 18 (ill.)
1996 Chang, Danielle. "Romper Room", Edition Thread Waxing Space, New York, p. 5
Cotter, Holland. "La Toilette de Venus", New York Times, September 13, p. 26
McClure, Lissa. "La Toilette de Venus", Review, September 15, p. 10
1995 Raynor, Yvonne. "Unsettling Social Commentary with Materials as Victims", New York Times, Jersey section, March 19, p. 14
Harris, Mark. "Material Abuse", Edition Transhudson Gallery, Jersey City, NJ. pp. 12-13, (ill.)
1993 Sosanski, Ed. "Energy Made Visible", Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA. April, p. 27
1992 Bohn, Donald Chant. "Gender Engendered", New Art Examiner, October, p.28
1989 Glegg, Nancy. "Hung Jury", Westwood, June 21, p.30
Heath, Jennifer. "On the Arts", Rocky Mountain News, weekend section, June 23, p. 8
Zalkind, Simon. "Colorado State of the Arts" catalogue, Oct. p17-18 October, pp.17-18


2005 CSUB Todd Madigan Gallery, curated About Face: A Selection of Artists' Videos, including Vito Acconci, Dara Birnbaum, Rico Gatson, Lars Kremer, Bruce Nauman and Lorna Simpson
2004 CSUB Todd Madigan Gallery, curated A Painting has a Dream: Recent Faculty Work, March
CSUB Todd Madigan Gallery, curated Nature Study: Selection of Artists' Studies, including Chris Burden, Kate Costello, Roger Herman, Matt Johnson, Joey Kotting, Sean Landers, Nancy Rubins and Kiki Smith
2002 Fabric Workshop and Museum, curated Kiki Smith: Homework December-February 2003

Selected Collections

Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio
HDTS, Joshua Tree, California
Laurence Rockefeller Collection, New York
L.A.C. Leiu d'Art Contemporain, Sigean, France