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Sarah Quinton is Curatorial Director at the Textile Museum of Canada, where she has worked since 1990. At the Museum, her curatorial projects focus on studio art practices that explore contemporary and traditional hand made textiles as they inform and intersect with sculpture, photography, design, painting, new media and site-specific installations.
Sarah earned an M.F.A. at the Tyler School of Art (Philadelphia, PA) in 1985, and a B.F.A. from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1982. She has taught at several universities and colleges in Canada, and has participated as a visiting lecturer and juror at universities, colleges, galleries, museums and non-profit arts organizations throughout Canada, the United States and internationally. She has been a juror for international and national art exhibitions, national, provincial, regional and local arts councils, and has sat on numerous volunteer boards and advisory committees.
Sarah's work has been recognized with awards from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries including Exhibition of the Year in 2000 for Cozy, Artist: Janet Morton and in 2006 for A Terrible Beauty, Artist: Jennifer Angus. In 2008, Sarah won a Curatorial Writing Award for Close to You: Contemporary Textiles, Intimacy and Popular Culture.