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Biography

Sandra Stark (photography) received a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology (1974) and a MFA from Tyler School of Art (1980), and has been a full-time faculty member at the Museum School since 1980. She received a Massachusetts Cultural Council Creative Schools two-year grant (2006–2008) to create a public photographic mural (pending) in collaboration with the Solomon Schecter Day School in Newton, MA. She has had exhibitions at the Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston; National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian, Washington, DC; Houston Center of Photography; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA; Walker Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN; Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA.; and most recently "Direct Objects: Still Life as Subject"; PhotoPlace Gallery; Middlebury, Vermont; catalogue; 2010; curated by Wendy Grossman, curator of "African Art, Modernist Photography and The Politics of Representation." She has received numerous grants and has been a visiting artist at Princeton University, Rhode Island School of Design, San Francisco Camerawork, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Harvard's Fogg Museum; and numerous private collections. Stark is also a professional fiddle player who has played with well-known old-time bands around the country.