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School of Media Arts

Sarah Phyllis Smith

Assistant Artistic Director

Originally from Middletown, New York, Sarah Phyllis Smith currently lives in Chicago where she teaches photography at Chicago State University. She received a Master of Fine Arts from The University of Iowa and a BFA from Murray State University. Recent exhibitions include Where the Great Lakes Leap to the Sea at The Shed Space in Brooklyn, NY, Sharpless at Fluorescent Gallery in Knoxville, TN, and Developed Work at the Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, KS. Sarah’s work has recently been featured by several online organizations including Don’t Take Pictures Magazine, Light Leaked, AINT-BAD Magazine, and Locate Arts. Sarah began teaching for the NYSSSA Media Arts program in 2011, and currently serves as the Assistant Artistic Director.