Richmond, the American International University in London, Art History
B.A. University of North Carolina Wilmington, Art History
African and African American Art
Cultural identity through repurposed materials
Sarah Richter received her MA in Art history from Richmond University in London in 2012, focusing on Contemporary Art, both western and African. While studying in London, she travelled extensively, free lanced for local arts publication and interned at a London gallery. A 2010 graduate of UNCW’s art history program, Sarah returned to Wilmington to finish her dissertation, Rethinking Africa through the work of El Anatsui, Romuald Hazoumè and Ndary Lo, which focuses on identity issues in post-colonial Africa through the artistic use of repurposed materials. Her research interests include artistic identity exploration, the use of repurposed materials and the contemporary interpretation of the past.
In addition to being a chief contributor to Encore magazine, Sarah works as an exhibition aide at the Cameron Art Museum where she also assists with children’s education classes. Always hoping to travel and learn more, she looks to further her academic career by pursuing a PhD in Art History.