Sasha Rudensky

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Sasha Rudensky: Acts and Illusions, Davison Art Center, Middletown, CT

2016 Tinsel and Blue, Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York, NY

2014 Brightness, Oresman Gallery, Smith College, Northampton, MA

2009 Photographs, Zilkha Gallery, Middletown, CT

2006 Remains, Bronte Gallery, Beacon, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 On the Basis of Art: 150 Years of Women at Yale, Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

2020 Keeper of the Hearth, Houston Center of Photography, Houston, TX

Tinsel and Blue, Tbilisi Photo Festival, Tbilisi, Georgia

Summer Show, Sasha Wolf Projects, Online Exhibition

2017 New East Photo Prize, ROSPHOTO State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Converging toward a center: photographs from the Collection of Elizabeth Bobrick and Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, Davison Art Center, Middletown, CT

2016 New East Photo Prize, Calvert Foundation, London, UK

Fate Shifts Shapes, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA

2015 Odessa Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art, Odessa, Ukraine

2014 Ocean of Possibilities, Fries Museum, Leewarden, Netherlands

Ocean of Possibilities, ArtScience Museum, Singapore

Bitume Photofest, Public Exhibition, Lecce, Italy

2013 The FloodWall2, Gallery exp12, Berlin, Germany

Onward Compe, (curated by Mark Steinmetz) Project Basho, Philadelphia, PA

Mother Russia, The Salt Yard, Hong Kong, China

2012 Generation One and a Half, Abrazo Interno Gallery, New York, NY

Russia, Asolo Art Film Festival, Asolo, Italy

2011 Young Photography, PhotoDepartament, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Motherland of Memory, Macro Testaccio Museum, Rome, Italy

The Emerging Landscape, Society Contemporary Art, New York, NY

reGeneration 2: Photographers of Tomorrow Today, Aperture Gallery, New York, NY

Facing Forward, Forward Thinking Museum, online exhibition curated by Bill Ewing

2010 reGeneration 2: Photographers of Tomorrow Today, Musee de l'Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland

reGeneration 2: Photographers of Tomorrow Today, Les Rencontres d'Arles, France

Young work, Cabernet Initiative, Brooklyn, NY

31 Women Affirmation Arts, New York, NY

2009 Blind Spot Benefit, X initiative, New York, NY

21 Dreams, Gallery on Old Bailey, Hong Kong, China

AIPAD, the Armory, New York, NY

2008 Yale MFA Photography, Danziger Projects, New York, NY

Yale MFA Photography, Gallery 339, Philadelphia, PA

6 x 6, Rooke Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2006 Re-Viewed, Alva Gallery, New London, CT

Remains, Elder Gallery, Lincoln, NE

Hey Hotshot, Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY

Disaster!, Zilkha Gallery, Middletown, CT

2002 Street Smart, Fish Tank Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Defiance, Brecht Forum, New York, NY


Finalist for the New England Photography Prize 2016

Finalist for the New East Photography Prize 2016

Nomination, Prix Pictet 2015

Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Grant 2013

Ward Cheney Memorial Award, Yale University School of Art 2008

Mortimer-Hays Brandeis Traveling Fellowship 2004

Grand Prize – Leica/Jim Marshall Scholarship 2001

Jessup Prize – Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 2001

2nd Place, Photo Imaging Education Association 2000

Public Collections

Musee de l'Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland

Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Center of Creative Photography, Tuscon, AZ

Michaelis Collection, University of South Cape Town, South Africa

Davison Art Center, Middletown, CT

Professional Practice

Guest, “Real Photo Show”, Podcast hosted by Michael Chavon-Dalton, September 2020

Panelist, "Life After Communism”, Wesleyan University, Middletown CT, November 2017

Invited Artist, “diane arbus: in the beginning”, Workshop led by Jeff Rosenheim, Senior Curator, Department of Photographs, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Moderator, Alumni Panel of the Yale Photography MFA Program, Yale University, April 2015

Co-Moderator, with Jeffrey Schiff, Artist Panel with Leslie Hewitt, Jon Kessler, & Letha Wilson

Co-Curator,"Picture/Thing" with Jeffrey Schiff, Zilkha Gallery, CT, January 2015

Guest on “Theme of the Day”, Grad TV Channel, Ukraine, June 2014

Roundtable Discussion Moderator, Visual Studies in the Liberal Arts Symposium, Smith College, Northampton MA, May 2014

Guest Editor and Designer, 5,6 Magazine, Maruschenko School of Photography, May 2013

Host, "Conversation with Gregory Crewdson", Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, April 2013

Panelist, Symposium "Reconsidering Arbus", Pier 24 co-sponsored by the Arbus Estate, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Fraenkel Gallery, January 2013

Guest expert on Diane Arbus, NPR, Faith Middleton Show, December 2012

Publications / Bibliography

Photo No-Nos, Aperture, Spring 2021 (forthcoming)

Keeper of the Hearth, Schilt, January 2020

PhotoWork, Aperture, Fall of 2019

Topic, “The Future of Frats is Female”, January 2019

Time Magazine, “An Experimental Procedure Could Help More Families Have Healthy Babies”, January 3, 2019

New York Times Magazine, “Love Issue. 5:20pm”, June 2018

American Chordata, “Rhythmic Gymnast”, Issue 6, February 2018

The Times UK, “Guo Wengui: The Chinese Exile in a New York Penthouse”, January 2018

New York Times Magazine, “The Mystery of the Exiled Billionaire Whistleblower”, January 2018

Aesthetica Magazine, “5 to See”, November 2017

New York Times Magazine, “Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?” October 2017 (cover story)

Hartford Courant, “Wesleyan Art Professor’s Photos Chronicle a Changing Russia”, October 2017

Parterre du Rois, “Sasha Rudensky Portfolio: Demons”, #05/Black, May 2017

I-D/Vice Magazine, Interview with Sasha Rudensky, November 2016

Guardian, “Altered States: New East Photo Prize in Pictures”, October 2016

Calvert Journal, “Sasha Rudensky: Interview”, October 2016

Fate Shifts Shape, Spaces Corners, September 2016

Aperture, “Five Photography Exhibitions to See This Summer”, July 2016

Artforum, “Critics’ Picks: Sasha Rudensky”, June 2016

Collector Daily, “Art Review: Sasha Rudensky: Tinsel and Blue at Sasha Wolf”, June 2016

PDN magazine, “Art Review: Blue Is the Warmest Color”, June 2016

New York Times Magazine, “Cynthia Ozick’s Long Crusade”, June 2016

NZZ am Sonntag, “Mit Hormonen”, May 2016

International New York Times, “Stopping Growth, by Design”, March 2016

New York Times Magazine, “Small Comforts: Should Parents of Children with Severe Disabilities Be Allowed to Stop their Growth?”, March 2016

Other Press Fall Catalog, Spring 2016

360 Horizon, “Wat ik leered van een week lang Russische tv kijken” by Gary Shteyngart, April 2015

Cicero Magazine, “Nazis. Huren. Wladimir!” by Gary Shteyngart, April 2015

Der Spiegel, “Eine Woche mit Putin”, March 2015

New York Times Magazine, “Out of My Mouth Comes Unimpeachable Manly Truth” by Gary Shteyngart, February 2015

The New Humanist, “Black Magic on Red Square”, Spring 2015

Fotografisk Tidskrift, “Karaoke Europa”, January 2015

Calvert Journal, “Lost Souls: a Generation Goes in Search of Post-Soviet Identity”, August 2014

Bird in Flight, “Interview with Sasha Rudensky”, July 2014

Art Ukraine, “Interview with Sasha Rudensky”, June 2014

Photographer’s Playbook. “Clockwork Orange,” Aperture, Summer 2014

Rangefinder Magazine, “Culture of Brightness,” January 2014

Urbanautica Online Magazine, “Metadata #20: Sasha Rudensky,” September 2013

Feature Shoot, Online Exhibition, June 2013

5,6 Magazine, “Open Files,” Maruschenko School of Photography, May 2013

Prism Magazine, “Remains,” online curated journal, Fall 2012

Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age, Focal Press, Spring 2012

Other Press Summer Catalog, Summer 2012

Russian Esquire, “Rules of Russian Life”, December 2011

reGeneration2: Photographers of Tomorrow Today, Aperture, Winter 2011

reGeneration2:Photographers of Tomorrow Today, Thames and Hudson, Summer 2010

Color magazine, “Sasha Rudensky: Profile,” June, 2010

10x15 magazine, “255,” Spring 2010

Afisha catalogue, “Excellence in Photograhy: 100 Artists,” April, 2009

6x6, Artist Book, Society of Photographers, Johannesburg, 2008

Paper Placemats ATL, J&L Books, 2007

Rambler magazine, “In Love with Russian,” November/December, 2007

American Photo, December, 2001

PDN magazine, December, 2001


2018–Present Associate Professor of Art, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

2018 Adjunct Assistant Professor of Visual Arts, Columbia University, New York, NY

2011–17 Assistant Professor of Art, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

2010–11 Lecturer, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2008–11 Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Invited Public Lectures

Yale University, New Haven, CT, February 2020

Plivka Center, Kiev, Ukraine July 2018

Yale University, New Haven, CT, January 2018

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, September 2017

SoHo Photo, New York, NY, October 2016

Drew University, Madison, NJ, October 2015

Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, October 2015

Smith College, Northampton, MA, December 2014

Williams College, Williamstown, MA, October 2014

Yale University, New Haven, CT, October 2014

FotoDepartment, St. Petersburg, Russia December 2012


2008 MFA Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT

2001 BA Wesleyan University, Middletown CT