Sarah Pollman works at the intersection of art and art history to connect contemporary imaging culture with its historical counterparts. Her research and projects examine the role of photography in the creation of memory and planned amnesia for personal events, looking specifically at how vernacular snapshot photography functions in American culture.
Her visual projects have been shown internationally, including exhibitions at the Danforth Art Museum, the Griffin Museum of Photography, and the Rourke Art Museum. She is the recipient of a 2013 Art Writing Workshop from the AICA-USA and Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program and a 2014 Curatorial Opportunity Program grant at the New Art Center in Newton. In addition to writing introductions to artist monographs, her written work has been published in Art New England, Big Red & Shiny and other journals. Her forthcoming book, The Distances Between Us, will be published in early 2017 by Trema Forlag (Stockholm, Sweden).
Sarah Pollman holds a BFA (2007) and MFA (2014) from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University.