Sarah Malakoff

Sarah Malakoff, has had solo exhibitions at Camerawork Gallery, Portland, Oregon, The Garner Center for Photography and Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, The Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, Vermont, the Sol Mednick Gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Massachusetts, and Plane Space in New York, New York. She received a 2001 and 2011 Artist’s Fellowship in Photography from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and a 2011 Traveling Fellowship from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A monograph entitled Sarah Malakoff: Second Nature was published by Charta Art Books in 2013 and includes an introduction by Linda Benedict-Jones, Curator of Photography at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh and an essay by Jen Mergel, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts and is an Assistant Professor at The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Swedish Royal Family

Curtain Relief

Eiffel Towers

Personal History

In this body of work, I look closely at objects we display within the home that reference history and culture. These items may speak to the ancestral lineage of the occupant or perhaps merely a desire to appear sophisticated or knowledgeable. Whether they are venerated paintings, photographs, or sculptures of historical figures or events, documents or books, they point to a longing for connection to the past and an engagement with the world at large in such uncertain times. They resonate, often humorously, with the other objects and architecture that surround them. This collection of images displays private spaces and asks the viewer to imagine the people who inhabit them, to examine their relationship to these histories, and think openly about the spaces they inhabit in the same way.

Kanaloa Tiki Statue

Airplanes and War Books

Stained Glass in Bathroom

Native American Chief

Dancing Girl

Cat Statues

US Map and Hidden Stairway

Wounded Man



Great Aunt, Aquarium and Dollhouse


Hawaii Room

Plantation Wallpaper

Dog Heads in Library

Great Pyramids

Flag Rug

To view more of Sarah Malakoff’s work please visit her website.