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Sarah Briland

Academic Advisor

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A native of West Virginia, Sarah Briland grew up near the state’s coal mining industry and later worked as a senior geological technician at the University of Kentucky. She received an M.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013 and a B.F.A. with a double major in sculpture and printmaking from Washington University in St. Louis in 2003. Her work has been exhibited nationally, including shows at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, KMAC Museum in Louisville, KY, and UrbanGlass, in Brooklyn, NY. She has taught at Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia State University and currently serves as an academic advisor to undergraduate students at VCUarts. In 2018, she was awarded the Irvin Borowsky International Prize in Glass Arts and her work was recently included in the landmark exhibition New Glass Now at the Corning Museum of Glass. Briland lives and works in Richmond, Virginia.