New Narratives

Sarah Walko

New Narratives, Mixed Media Mask Sculpture, 2021

Sarah Walko is an artist, author and curator who has directed non-for-profit organizations and executed independent curatorial projects for over 15 years. She is currently the Director of Education and Community Engagement at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. Walko’s fiction and nonfiction writing has been widely published, and she has co-authored numerous books. Her visual art exhibitions have included: Raising the Temperature at the Queens Museum of Art, Preternatural at The Museum of Nature in Canada, Codex Dynamic Film Exhibition on the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage, Case Studies at Index Art Center in New Jersey, Fair Play, group video exhibition in Miami, Florida, So That I Might Speak to You of Your Magnificence, a solo exhibition at The Teaching Gallery in New York, Rewoven, Innovation Fiber Arts Exhibition at the Queens Community College, CUNY in New york, Earth Revisited, a video exhibition on the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage in New York, Urban Reverence at Valerie Goodman Gallery in New York, and Walking in the Cosmos at the Voelker Orth museum in New York. She was an invited artist in the inaugural The First Ten, New Hope Artist Residency Program and selected as an inaugural participant in Art For Good: HATCHING A Better World program in 2020. She has been an artist in residence at many residency programs including Chateau Orquevaux, IPark and the Elizabeth Foundation. She has been a visiting artist at Endicott College, Hudson Valley Community College, Kansas City Art Institute, Roger Williams University and Savannah College of Art and Design. This is her 4th year as a mentor in the NYFA Immigrant Artists mentorship program. The three anthologies her writing was published in 2022 are: Sacred Promise (Women Changing the World Press), Neon Guides Me (Praun & Guermouche) and Royal Beauty (Arts by the People).

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