• professional experience Professor| Graphic Design Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Winsted ct | 1998-present
    Adjunct Faculty | Foundations Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, W. Hartford ct | spring 2000
    Instructor | Graphic Design Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, W. Hartford ct | sep 1997-jan 98
    Graphic Lab Technician/Adjunct Faculty | Foundations Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, W. Hartford ct | sep 1989-may 99
    Preparator | Joseloff Gallery Hartford Art School, W. Hartford ct | sep 1994-sep 96
    Death box detail | 2010
  • selected exhibitions/screenings solo
    Factory Work wooden assemblage | 2015 | Five Points Gallery, Torrington ct
    Left, Wooden Structures wooden mixed media | 2014 | Harwinton Public Library, Harwinton, ct
    Mouse in the Digital House computer installation | 2004 | Artwell, Torrington ct
    invitational/group
    NCCC Faculty, Past and Present wooden assemblage | 2016 | Five Points Gallery, Torrington ct 2D 3D wooden assemblage | 2016 | The Adolf and Virginia Dehn Gallery, Manchester ct
    Hartford DADA, Hartford, ct 2013, 2014, 2015
    Plight of the Pollenators, Bluehourse Studio, Watertown, ct | 2012
    Kent Food Banke Benefit | 2011 | Scott & Bowne, Kent, CT
    One Thing solar installation | 2008 |Conservation Expo, CT Convention Center, Hartford, ct
    5o/5o computer installation, curated exhibition | 2007, 2008 | Artwell, Torrington ct, Artspace, Willimantic, ct
    Untitled 5 | computer installation | 2006 | Samuel S. T. Chen Fine Arts Center, CCSU, New Brtain ct
    Home Show computer installation, curated exhibition | 2006 | Artwell, Torrington ct
    Info@blah, Cyberfeast 2003, computer installation | 2003 | Boston ma
    My Backyard, computer installation | 2001, 02, 04 | Yarmouth me
    Domestic Culture, computer installation |2001 | ICA, Maine College of Art, Portland me
    Snapshot, photography, catalogue | 2000 | Contemporary Museum, Baltimore md
    detail, "Wottcha Knittin'?" | 2011
  • related experienceWeb Master/Grant Writer Artwell Gallery, Torrington ct | 2002—2011
    Head of Education Artwell Gallery, Torrington ct | 2002—2011
    Co-Owner | BarronvonBerg Design and Art Forms Torrington ct | established 2002

    clients Youthopedia.com, Torringron, ct
    Artwell Gallery, Torrington, ct
    Eagle One, Fairfield ct
    Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Winsted ct
    West Hartford Message Therapy, West Hartford ct
    The Curry Company, West Hartford, ct
    Green Pyramid Construction, W. Hartford ct
    Connecticut Center for Post-Adoption Services, W. Hartford ct
    Connecticut Women Artist
    University of Hartford, W. Hartford ct
    Yellow Page Consultants, Glastonbury ct
    Outtake from "I've Got Issues" | 2010
  • special projects Litchfield County Screen Project |project coordinator |2010-present Torrington ct
    Digital Media Workshops |Faculty, computer based art and design |2000-2010 Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, W. Hartford ct
    Eastern Connecticut State University | Visiting Artist | spring 2001 Willimantic, ct
    West Hartford Public Schools | Artist in the Classroom | spring 2001 W Hartford ct
    Exhibition Coordinator | Connecticut Women Artists | 1996—2001

    curitorial 150 Seconds of Fame computer installation, statewide public works exhibition |2008 Artwell, Torrington ct
    5o/5o digital photography, public works exhibition |2007, 08 Artwell, Torrington ct, Artspace, Willmantic, ct
    Home Show computer installation, curated small group exhibition |2006 Artwell, Torrington ct
    Mindfingers computer installation, curated small group exhibition |2005 Artwell, Torrington ct
    image, "Torrington sequence" | 2010
  • bibliography Kevin Litten, Local Artist Lights Up Downtown, Register Citizen | 2011
    Sarah Boxer, Can Ordinary Artist Make Original Snapshots?, The New York Times | 2002
    Michael O’Sullivan, 1,300 Snapshots, One Surreal Show, The Washington Post | 2002
    Chris Thompson, Meet the Beast, The Phoenix, Portland, me |2001


    detail, "Five Days One Summer" | 2013
  • education MFA | Studio Art, Digital Media | Maine College of Art, Portland me | 2001
    MED |Art Education Administration | University of Hartford, W. Hartford ct | 1992
    Graduate Studio Work | Hartford Art School, W. Hartford ct | 1990
    Graduate Studio Work | Pratt Institute, Brooklyn ny| 1988
    BS | Art Education, K-12 | Plymouth State College, Plymouth nh | 1986
    BA | Studio Art, Printmaking aitlinsaharek@gmail.com Plymouth State College, Plymouth nh | 1981

    Upcycled Tea Cup Planters | 2011