Sarah Marshall

Sarah Marshall

Associate Professor of Art, Printmaking


  • MFA, University of Iowa, 1999


Professor Marshall teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in printmaking.  Since joining the faculty in 2000, her work has been included in national and international printmaking exhibitions including: Global Matrix, Minnesota National Print Biennial and 26th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions in Alabama, Iowa, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Marshall has curated exhibitions in conjunction with the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), Universidad de las Artes, in Havana, Cuba, and presented lectures and demonstrations at the College Art Association, the State University of West Georgia, West Virginia University and the University of North Alabama, among others.

Marshall is interested in how everyday experiences are constructed and recorded in the human mind. Her work explores the links between direct sensory encounters and a rich history of belief, imagination, and memory. Plant forms, animal forms and the figure reference the physical world. Manipulated words and letterforms, and references to language and translation suggest the complexities of human thought, learning and behavior. She often works with appropriated source imagery, cutting apart and recombining elements, and abstracting them through simplification, repetition, and layering. Her attraction to the multiple comes from the possibility of infinite variation as much as infinite repeatability, and a family of related images often replaces the edition in her studio practice.

Recent Exhibitions


  • Members Show, Paperworkers Local, Birmingham, Alabama, March 3 – April 9
  • Exquisite Disorientation, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, Alabama, April 22 – June 25 (solo)


  • Transient Machinations, Gadsden Museum of Art, Gadsden, Alabama, (two-person, with John Klosterman)
  • 27th Parkside National Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Parkside (juror John Hitchcock)
  • Delta National Small Print Exhibition, Bradbury Art Museum, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Jan. 21-Feb. 17 (juror Charlotte Dutoit)



  • IMPRESS(I)ON: A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking, Moon Gallery, Berry College, Mt. Berry, Georgia, Feb. 4-28 (invitational)
  • 26th Parkside National Print Exhibition (juror Sarah Smelser), University of Wisconsin-Parkside, April 1-June 30


  • PRINTWORK 2018 (jurors Andy Farkas and Katherin McGinn), Artists Image Resource, Pittsburgh, Penn., December
  • Untrustworthy Night, 621 GalleryTallahassee, Florida, Sept. 6-28 (solo exhibition)
  • Organized Labor: Works by Paperworkers Local, Carnegie Visual Arts Center, Decatur, Ala., July (group invitational)