2013 - 2015 Master of Fine Art, University of Waterloo; Waterloo, ON
2002 - 2008 Bachelor of Fine Art, Drawing and Painting, Ontario College of Art and Design; Toronto, ON
1999 - 2002 Visual Arts and Art History, York University; Toronto, ON
2019 At Most Atmosphere: Works by Sarah Kernohan and Sarah Walterhouse. The Front Room Gallery. Waterloo, ON. Dual exhibition.
2017 Faux Êveil / False Awakening. Galerie AVE. Montreal QC. Group exhibition.
Works Selected: Clyne, Johnston, Kernohan, Lexier, MacFarlane and Urban. Curated by Ron Shuebrook. Gallery Stratford. Stratford, ON. Group exhibition.
Desire Lines. Art Spin. Toronto, ON. Group exhibition.
Dissipate. Galerie AVE. Montreal, QC. Solo exhibition.
2016 Plexus. DNA Artspace. London, ON. Group exhibition.
2015 The 2nd Terrain Biennial. Terrain Exhibitions. Waterloo, ON. Group Exhibition.
Fresh Paint/New Construction - 11th edition. Art Mûr. Group exhibition.
Sift. UWAG, Waterloo, ON. Solo exhibition.
Drawing 2015, John B. Aird Gallery. Toronto, ON. Group exhibition.
On Paper. Artscape Youngplace Hallway Galleries. Toronto, ON. Group exhibition.
2014 Graduates of the University of Waterloo, Capital One North York Campus; Toronto, ON. Group exhibition.
Tri-City Stopgap. 151 Weber St. S.; Kitchener, ON. Group exhibition.
Imaginable Spaces: Op-Art Re-imaged. WARC & Trinity Square Video; Toronto, ON. Group exhibition.
2012 Field. Line Gallery; North Bay, ON. Solo exhibition.
2011 The 5th KW|AG Biennial - The Black and the White: An Allegory of Colour. Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery; Kitchener, ON. Group exhibition.
Looking Back at the Future: 50 Years of Art at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. First Canadian Place Gallery; Toronto, ON. Group exhibition.
2010 An Early Winter. 118 James St. N.; Hamilton, ON. Group exhibition.
Making Scenes. Paul Petro Contemporary Art; Toronto, ON. Group exhibition.
2009 In_scape. Rotunda Gallery; Kitchener, ON. Solo exhibition.
Order/Choas. XPACE Cultural Centre; Toronto, ON. Group exhibition.
It Has A Lot To Do With A Thought. Gallery Stratford; Stratford, ON. Group exhibition.
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition: Best of 2008. First Canadian Place Gallery; Toronto, ON. Group exhibition.
2008 In This Area. Paul Petro Special Projects Space; Toronto, ON. Solo exhibition.
Infinite Intimate. White Water Gallery; North Bay, ON. Dual exhibition.
2007 Lineal Investigations. Housatonic Museum of Art; Bridgeport, CT. Group exhibition.
Zero to One Presents Gareth Lichty, Ian James Newton, and Sarah Kernohan. Zero to One Gallery; Kitchener, ON. Group exhibition.
2005 On My Way to Mexico and Other Stories. Waikato Society of Arts Artspost; Hamilton, New Zealand. Group exhibition.
Assemblage. Platform 01 Contemporary Artspace; Hamilton, New Zealand. Group Exhibition.
2004 Re-print, Platform 01 Contemporary Artspace; Hamilton, New Zealand. Dual exhibition.
FUNDING & AWARDS
2017 Ontario Arts Council. Exhibition Assistance Grant
Ontario Arts Council. Emerging Visual Artist Grant
2015 University of Waterloo ARTS Senate Graduate Scholarship
2014 Ontario Graduate Scholarship
University of Waterloo President’s Scholarship
Keith and Win Shantz Fellowship Scholarship
2010 Waterloo Regional Arts Fund Project Grant
Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant
2009 Waterloo Regional Arts Fund Grant
spOtlight Project Grant. Ontario Arts Council.
2008 Best Student Drawing Award (Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition)
Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC) Julius Griffith Memorial Prize
spOtlight Project Grant. Ontario Arts Council.
2007 Best Drawing Award. (Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition)
Best Student Drawing Award. (Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition)
Women's Art Association of Hamilton Scholarship
2006 Sully Corth Memorial Fund Scholarship
Andre Beaulieu Bursary
2004 Creative Communities Funding received from Hamilton Community Art Council and Creative New Zealand.
BIBLIOGRAPHY / Media coverage
Bueckert, Kate. “Open Sesame's new 3-year lease helps local artists, shop owner says”. CBC KW. January 6, 2017
Burk, Amanda. Interview in conjunction with the exhibition Field at the Line Gallery, North Bay ON, 2012.
Carte Blanche, Vol. 2: Painting. Toronto: Magenta Foundation. 2008.
Daytime, Interview with Shirly Madill, Rogers Television, Kitchener, ON, July 7, 2011.
DeGroot, Martin. “Paying attention to where we are.” Waterloo Region Record. (http://www.therecord.com/living-story/5663785-paying-attention-to-where-we-are/) June 5, 2015.
“Episode 13: Sarah Kernohan, Professional Visual Artist // Finding Her Calling As A Visual Artist, Submitting Work To Shows & ALL The Advice For Budding Artists.” The Maker’s Co Podcast. 23 June 2018.
Ghaznavi, Corinna. Op-Art Reimaged. Toronto: Toronto Animated Image Society, 2013.
Latif, Anam. “Movement brings art to front porches.” The Record. (http://www.therecord.com/news-story/5810841-movement-brings-art-to-front-porches/) August 24, 2015.
Landry, Mike. “Drawing Inspiration From the Bay of Fundy.” Telegraph-Journal. 30 December 2017.
Landry, Mike. "It has a lot to do with a thought." Things of Desire.April 9, 2009.
Pronto. OCAD Florence. Florence: Lulu.com, 2007.
“Toronto to Hamilton.” Hamilton Press. (Hamilton, New Zealand) 20 October 2004. p.21
Vegh, Stephanie. “An Early Winter”. Stephanie Vegh + Contemporary Art and Visual Culture. November 19, 2010.
Vegh, Stephanie. “Top Five Hamilton Hits of 2010”. Stephanie Vegh + Contemporary Art and Visual Culture. January 2, 2011.
Panels and Artist Talks
2017 Dialogues Artist Talks with Amanda Clyne and Peter Johnston, Gallery Stratford
2012 Artist Talk, Line Gallery, North Bay, ON
2009 Panel discussion on contemporary drawing moderated by Derek Liddington, featuring Luke Painter, Sarah Kernohan, and Dan Rocca.
Visiting Artist Lectures/Presentations/Critiques
2014 Guest lecture/Guest Critic, University of Waterloo, Experimental Drawing (Inst: Linda Martinello)
2008 Guest Critic, University of Waterloo (Third Year Studio ,Inst: Jane Buyers and David Blatherwick)
2018 Spark Box Studio. Picton, ON
2015 A Sense of Place - St. Jacobs. Inter Arts Matrix. St. Jacobs, ON
2013-14 Imaginable Spaces: Op-Art re-imaged. Toronto Animated Image Society, Toronto
2013 Self-directed residency. Artscape Gibraltar Point; Toronto
The Drawing Centre Viewing Program. New York, NY.
The Line Gallery, North Bay, ON
The Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, ON
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2007 - present Art Installer (casual). Various locations.
Fall 2019 Sessional Instructor. FINE 302: Analysis and Research, University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON)
Spring 2019 Sessional Instructor. ARTT1100: Drawing, ARTT2100: General Studio. Cape Breton University. Sydney, NS
2015 – 2019 Exhibitions Curator. Open Sesame - Art, Books, Objects. Kitchener, ON
Fall 2018 Sessional Instructor. FINE 302: Analysis and Research, University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON)
Spring 2018 Sessional Instructor. ARTT1100: Drawing, ARTT2100: General Studio. Cape Breton University. Sydney, NS
Fall 2017 Sessional Instructor. University of Waterloo. FINE 302: Analysis and Research, FINE 402: Directed Study. Waterloo, ON
Spring 2017 Sessional Instructor. ARTT1100: Drawing. Cape Breton University. Sydney, NS
Fall 2016 Sessional Instructor. University of Waterloo. FINE 302: Analysis and Research, FINE 402: Directed Study. Waterloo, ON
Spring 2016 Sessional Instructor. ARTT1100: Drawing. Cape Breton University. Sydney, NS
2015 - 2016 Administrative Assistant. Inter Arts Matrix + Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound + NUMUS Concerts
Inc. Waterloo, ON
2010 - 2013 Artistic Director. CAFKA (Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area). Kitchener, ON
2015 CAFKA - Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area, Kitchener, ON
2012-13 Waterloo Community Arts Council (The Button Factory), Waterloo, ON.
Waterloo Regional Arts Fund, Kitchener, ON.
2008-10 CAFKA - Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area, Kitchener, ON