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Gregory Sale

Emerging Fields, 2013



A socially-engaged artist, Sale brings together often opposed constituencies of the criminal justice system in dialogue and creative process. He develops partnerships with stakeholders spanning political positions from far left – Angela Davis – to far right – Sheriff Joe Arpaio. It’s not just black and white (2011) at ASU Art Museum wrestled with the visual motifs and clichés of crime (striped uniforms, pink underwear, and even brown skin) that Arpaio manipulated for political advantage. Working nationally, he organizes aesthetic frameworks for individuals directly affected by the system, connecting them with communities and initiating discourse around social justice. Sale collaborated with men sentenced as juveniles to life without parole in Pennsylvania (Life is Life, 2011-12) and others on death row in Tennessee (Love for Love, 2013-14). He recently completed Rap Sheet to Resume (2015-16) for the New York-based Urban Justice Center and is currently producing Future IDs with the Los Angeles-based Anti-Recidivism Coalition.

http://www.GregorySaleArt.com

Awards and Accomplishments

2016:

Sale is awarded a Lucas Visual Arts Fellowship for an artist residency at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, CA

2015:

Sale becomes an embedded artist and ally with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC)

2015:

Sale receives a grant from SPArt (Social Practice Art) in Los Angeles, CA

2015:

Sale is awarded an artist residency at Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

2014:

Sale is awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for an artist residency at MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH

2013:

Sale receives the Evelyn Smith Endowed Professor of Art award for the 2013/2014 academic year from Arizona State University.

2013:

Sale receives an Arts Matters Foundation Grant, New York, NY.

2012:

Sale receives a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council through the Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC.

2012:

Sale is awarded a fellowship and artist residency with Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, VA.

2011:

Sale is named a Social Studies Artist-in-Residence, ASU Art Museum, with support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Tempe, AZ.

2011:

Sale is named a Mural Arts’ Restorative Justice Program Guest Artist, with support from Ford Foundation and Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution Philadelphia, PA.

2011:

Sale is awarded an artist residency at Centre d'Art Marnay Art Centre with support from the Ténot Foundation, Marnay-sur-Seine, France.

2011:

Sale receives a Mid-Career Artist Award from Contemporary Forum, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ.