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EDUCATION

2006 M.F.A. Columbia University, School of the Arts, New York, NY

2002 B.A. Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

2000 Temple University, Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 Didn’t Make it All the Way to Hawaii This Time. Piedmont Counsel for the Arts, Charlottesville, VA

Big Big Surprise. WVTF and RADIO IQ Studio Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

2013 All Light is Electric Light. Sustain, Charlottesville, VA

2011 She Should Have Thought Twice, Possibly Three Times. Space 204, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

2010 Awful…I Scratch and Bite. Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

Cheap Vodka and Salon Products, Sometimes These Things Happen. Coleman Burke, Portland, ME

2009 Like an Elastic Spark: I Made This For You. Neda. Brooklyn, NY

I Was Waiting For You To Entertain Me. 47e3rd, New York, NY

2008 Valley of the Vapors. MARCH. New York, NY

Lingering on… Neda. Brooklyn, NY


PUBLIC ARTWORKS

2011 Almost Semiquincentennial: A Celebration of Queen Charlotte. Community based public art project in Charlottesville, VA in conjunction with Second Street Gallery.


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014 You Are Here. WVTF and RADIO IQ Studio Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

2013 Blackbird Fly. Sustain, Charlottesville, VA

2012 Donna Nobis. Concrete Utopia, Brooklyn, NY

now.on.paper. The Upper Crust, New York, NY

Another Side. The Re Institute, Millerton, NY

made to move. Traveling exhibition organized by Leah Gauthier.

The Sketchbook Project. Art House Co-op. Brooklyn, NY

Now Showing. Astor Center, New York, NY

2010 The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers Legacy Exhibition. World Financial Center, New York, NY

2009 Wassaic Project. Wassaic, NY

Selections: Alumni Artists 1979-2001. The Packer Collegiate Institute. Brooklyn, NY

2008 First Traces. Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Rockport, ME

If I Told You You Were Beautiful, Would You Date Me On the Regular? Oliver Kamm Gallery. New York, NY

Windows Brooklyn. Neda. Brooklyn, NY

Biennial Juried Exhibition. Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Rockport, ME

Drawn from Maine. Nancy Margolis Gallery. New York, NY

2007 Perfect Competition. Addison/Ripley Fine Art. Washington, DC

2006 Maine Printmakers: 1980-2005. Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Rockport, ME

Summer Salon. Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, NY

Biennial Juried Exhibition. Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Rockport, ME

Panoply. LeRoy Neiman Gallery Columbia University. New York, NY

2005 Copilandia. Sevilla Entre Culturas Arts Festival, Sevilla, Spain.

Metaphase. Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

No Nouns Allowed. LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University. New York, NY

2004 After Goya. LeRoy Neiman Gallery Columbia University. New York, NY

2002 Elizabeth Sherman & Mara Sprafkin. Kresge Gallery, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

2001 Rome if You Want To. Fishbowl Gallery, Bowdoin College. Brunswick, ME


AWARDS, HONORS & PUBLICATIONS

2014-15 Community Fellow. University of Virginia, International Residential College. Charlottesville, VA

2013-14 Artist in Residence. New City Arts Initiative. Charlottesville, VA

Community Fellow. University of Virginia, International Residential College. Charlottesville, VA

2013 Scholastic Alliance for Artists & Writers Awards National Juror for New York Life Award.

2012 Scholastic Alliance for Artists & Writers Awards National Juror for New York Life Award.

2011 Scholastic Alliance for Artists & Writers Awards National Portfolio Juror

2010 The Brooklyn Review, issue #27.

Scholastic Alliance for Artists & Writers Awards National Painting Juror.

2009 Sharpie. Uncap What’s Inside Promotional TV Spot.

Keynote Speaker at Regional Scholastic Alliance for Artists & Writers Middle School Award Ceremony

2005 Agnes Martin Fellowship, Columbia University. New York, NY

LeRoy Neiman Fellowship, Columbia University. New York, NY

2002 The Anne Bartlett Lewis Memorial Prize in Visual Arts, Bowdoin College. Brunswick, ME

Delta Sigma/Delta Upsilon Visual Arts Fund Competition. Bowdoin College. Brunswick, ME

1998 Scholastic Alliance for Artists & Writers Gold Key Art Award, New York, NY


BIOGRAPHY

Chernikoff, Leah: “The Star System.” New York Daily News, August 2, 2009

Foshee, Rufus: “Prints: CMCA in full sway” Village Soup, November 15, 2006

Germinsky, Lisa: “Getting Deep in Shallow Waters: Mara Sprafkin Makes Pop Culture Her Art,” May 12, 2008

Greben, Diedre Stein: “Start the Presses” ARTnews, October, 2006

Hutson, Laura: “Braun and Sprafkin Installations” Nashville Scene, November 2011

Lawson, Sarah: “Artists-in-residence offer a different kind of mapmaking” C-Ville, May 6, 2014

Lawrence, Vanessa: “If These Walls Could Talk.” Women’s Wear Daily, February 28, 2008

psychoPEDIA.com, May 13, 2008

McQuaid, Cate: “Maine aesthetic celebrated in prints” The Boston Globe, December 8, 2006

Nolan, Joel: “She Said, He Said.” ArtNowNashville, December 2, 2011

Vogel, Carol: “Warhols of Tomorrow Are Dealers’ Quarry Today” The New York Times, April 15, 2006

“First year SOA Students Present Work in ‘Metaphase,” The Record, Columbia University, April 8, 2005