Biography

Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart

Sage Szkabarnicki Stuart is an emerging photographer living in Ontario. She mostly uses herself as the subject of her photographs, which is both vain and necessary because she is alone a lot of the time.  She is completely self-taught.

Szkabarnicki Stuart’s work focuses on how humans interact with their home environment. The central question of her work is: what defines a place as home? One way to try and answer this is by highlighting aspects of the day-to-day that are embedded in routine. Through her photographs Sage hopes to give the viewer a new sense of appreciation and awareness for the place they call home.

Szkabarnicki Stuart graduated with a degree in animation from Concordia University in 2018.  Her work has been recently exhibited at the Artist Project and the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair where she won both the Honourable Mention: Student and Emerging Artists by Emerging Curator awards.

Selected Works

Exhibitions

The Simple Life

December 3 - December 26 - 2020

“The Simple Life”

Our curated December exhibition features artworks that are inspired by the home, domestic life and simple, everyday objects made extraordinary.  The exhibit celebrates the everyday, delighting the senses and highlighting the beauty of intimate moments[...]

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Touch

April 7 - April 25 - 2020

Our New Shared Language

I have been thinking a lot lately about the importance of human touch.  Aganetha Dyck's incredible beework and honeycomb sculpture "Arrival" sits on my desk and I look at it often.  I was struck by[...]

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Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Concordia University BFA Film Animation, 2018
Savannah College of Art and Design Rising Star Program for Highschool Students, 2011

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021, Pangea, ArtworxTO, location TBD

2020, Animal Logic, Featured Exhibition: Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Henderson Lee Gallery, Toronto ON

2019, Good Stuff Bad Stuff, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Distillery District, Toronto ON

2019, “Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart”, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston NY

 

JURIED SHOWS / GROUP SHOWS

2021

In Keeping With Myself, Portrait Gallery of Canada, Ottawa ON

“Time Lost” (CONTACT Festival), Arta Gallery, Toronto ON

2020

“Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition”, Orillia Museum of Art & History, Orillia ON

“Future Retrospectives”, Habourfront Centre, Toronto ON

Feminist Art Fest, OCADU, Toronto ON

2019

“Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart, Vlad Spicanovic, John Inglis”, Henderson Lee Gallery, Toronto ON

“RMG Exposed”, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa ON

Life Framer Photography Prize, Officine Fotografiche, Milan Italy

Life Framer Photography Prize, Bermondsey Project Space, London England

Photo Week Berlin Shortlist, BBA Gallery, Berlin Germany

DISCONNECT Photo Show, Contact Gallery, Brooklyn NY

AIRY Artist in Residence Exhibition, AIRY Residency, Kofu

AIRY Artist in Residence Exhibition, AIRY Residency, Kofu Japan

Revelations, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto ON

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, ImageFoundry, Toronto ON

Explicit Transfer, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga ON

Feature, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston NY

SNAP Live Auction, TBD, Toronto ON

InFocus Exhibition, Edmonton Airport, Edmonton AB

Winners’ Gallery, TBD Life Framer, New York City, Tokyo, Milan, Arles

2018

Gallery Display, Dimensions Gallery, Toronto ON

SKETCH Fundraiser, Gallerie AxeNeo7, Gatineau QC

Figureworks, Wallack Galleries, Ottawa ON

Silent Auction, SAW Gallery, Ottawa ON

Thor Wealth Management Art Prize, QuestArt Upper Gallery, Midland ON

SURGE II: Things to be said, Propeller Gallery, Toronto ON

The Next Big Thing, Living Arts Centre Gallery, Mississauga ON

Urban Landscapes, Suburban Scenes, Rural Impressions, NYC4PA Gallery, New York City, USA

Plastic, LoosenArt Gallery, Rome, Italy

Eyes of Society, New Regionalism Project, Toronto ON

Celebrating Women, Photoplace Gallery, Vermont, USA

Tranquility, Museum of Northern History, Kirkland Lake ON

CONNECT, Fashion Arts Toronto, Toronto ON

Photo Competition Collection, SNAP, Toronto ON

Myths, Dreams and Legends, PhotoPlace Gallery, Vermont, USA

Figureworks, St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, Ottawa ON

Emerging Artists Show, Gallery 1313, Toronto ON

AWARDS

2021

Ontario Arts Council, Emerging Artist Grant

 

2020

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Best of Photography & Digital Media

International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, OneShot: Movement – Nature

International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, Advertising – Music

International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention People – Self-Portrait

 

2019

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, RMG Exposed Youth Award

BBA Gallery, BBA Photography Prize Shortlist

Eddie Adams Workshop, Assignment Award (1 of 4)

Magenta Foundation, Special Interest: Female-Identifying

Magenta Foundation, Best Female-Identifying Photographer

Toronto Outdoor Art Festival, Jurors Pick

AIDS Committee of Toronto, SNAP Live Auction Selection

InFocus Photo, Nikon Award of Photographic Excellence

Toronto Arts Council, Emerging Artist Grant

 

2018

International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, Editorial-Environmental

International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, People-Self-Portrait

Life Framer, 1st Prize “Face of the Earth” Exhibition Category

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Emerging Artists by Emerging Curator Award

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Honourable Mention, Student

Mississauga Living Arts Centre, Fellowship

NYC4PA, 1st Prize “Urban Landscapes” Photo Exhibition Category

NYC4PA, 1st Prize “Rural Impressions” Photo Exhibition Category

Tanas Commun, Shortlisted for “Fur” Residency

PhotoEd Magazine, 1st Prize “PhotoEd Prairies” Competition

AIDS Committee of Toronto, SNAP Selection

Toronto Artist Project, UNTAPPED Emerging Artist Booth Recipient

 

2017

International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention Fine Art (Portrait)

International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention People (Portrait)

International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention People (Self)

The Motif Collective, Honorable Mention Street Photography

 

ARTIST RESIDENCES

November 2019 Numbers & Letters Residency, New York, NY

March – May 2018 AIRY Residency, Yamanashi Japan

September 2018 – September 2019 Living Arts Centre Fellowship, Mississauga Canada

June – July 2018 Warehome Residency, Toronto Canada

 

NEWS / PUBLICATIONS

PRISM: cover image, November 2020, print (magazine)

fotoCULT: article “Top Shot”, September 2020, print (magazine)

Fisheye: cover image and article, “Sage Szklabarnicki-Stuart”, March 2020, print (magazine)

Humble Arts Foundation: Interview, “There’s More Than Just “Whoa” to Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart’s Wild (and sometimes uncomfortable) Self-Portraits”, February 2020, web: https://hafny.org/blog//2020/2/theres-more-than-just-whoa-to-sage-szkabarnicki-stuarts-wild-and-sometimes-uncomfortable-self-portraits

Picnic: cover image and article, “Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart”, December 2019, print (magazine)

PhotoEd: cover image and article,

German Cosmopolitan Magazine: Photo spread on plastic, August 2019, print (magazine)

The Artist and Viewer: Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart in ‘Revelations’, print (newspaper)

National Geographic: Plastic Awareness Day, June 2019, web: https://www.facebook.com/natgeo/

National Geographic YourShot: My Best Photos of 2018, David Y. Lee, January 2019, web: https://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/stories/my-best-photos-2018/

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair: Things to be said… About the artists, December 2018, web newsletter feature: https://bit.ly/2CbQfJA

Artsfile: Annual Figureworks exhibition expands its reach and reputation with this show, Peter Simpson, November 2018, web: https://bit.ly/2zZ9PqZ

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair: From Sage on her experience at TOAF, November 2018, web newsletter feature: https://bit.ly/2SK6Auf

Artoronto.ca: Art Toronto 2018 / The Artworks, Nathan Flint, November 2018, web: https://www.artoronto.ca/?p=41798

PhotoEd Magazine: PechaKucha Presentation, October 2018, speaker at speaking event: http://www.photoed.ca/single-post/2018/11/12/Inspired-by-Jackass-Sage-Szkabarnicki-Stuart-stops-viewers-in-their-tracks

Life Framer: Trash Magic: Interview with Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart, August 2018, web:           https://www.life-framer.com/sage-szkabarnicki-stuart/

Life Framer: The Collection, July 2018, web: https://www.life-framer.com/photographer/sage-szkabarnicki-stuart/

National Geographic: 10 Shocking Facts About Plastic, May 2018, web: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/plastic-facts/

National Geographic YourShot: Visualizing Your Identity, Kholood Eid, April 2018, web: https://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/stories/visualizing-your-identity/

National Geographic YourShot: Daily Dozen, David Y. Lee, April 16 2018, web: https://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/photos/11951204/

The Toronto Sun: Let Your Artwork Tell a Story, Natalie Deane, March 3 2018, print: https://www.janelockhart.com/about/pdf/sun_030318.pdf

The Globe and Mail: The Artist Project featured artist (advertisement), February 2018, print

TTC: The Artist Project featured artist (advertisement), February 2018, billboards

 

News

Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart

New Szkabarnicki-Stuart Photos

We are proud to now exclusively represent Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart, an emerging photographer.

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Best of Photo @TOAF

Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart wins Best of Photography at TOAF

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Videos

“Our New Shared Language” Video Tour

3 Minute Video Tour of our April 2020 middle gallery exhibition.  "Our New Shared Language" reflects on our new shared language. Through humour, grace and sensitivity, these artists highlight our current shared human condition.

Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart Intro

Sage Szkabarnicki Stuart’s work focuses on how humans interact with their home environment. The central question of her work is: what defines a place as home? One way to try and answer this is by highlighting aspects of the day-to-day that are embedded in routine. Through her photographs Sage hopes to give the viewer a new sense of appreciation and awareness for the place they call home.