2014 M.F.A. Photography, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
2011 B.F.A. Photography, Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, DC

Artist Books
2017 A Lick and a Promise, Candor Arts, Chicago, IL 
2015 Homesick, Zatara Press, Richmond, VA
2014 Flowers for Ruth, self-published, Detroit, MI
2011 Worn Out Joy, self-published, Washington, DC

Publications / Journals as Artist
2019 Is It Possible To Be Still?, Trust Editions by Candor Arts, Chicago, IL (forthcoming)
2019 A Matter of Being, Quiet Pages Press, Bethlehem, PA
2018 And Light Followed the Flight of Sound, One Day Projects, Williamsburg, VA
2018 As of Late: Sara J. Winston, Oranbeg Press, Brooklyn, NY
2017 Moments That Stay, Oranbeg Press, Brooklyn, NY
2014 Petty Thieves 5, Empty Stretch, Washington, DC
2014 Beta, Oranbeg Press, Brooklyn, NY
2014 Interleaves, Oranbeg Press, Brooklyn, NY
2013 (Re)presentation, Anamesa Journal, New York University, New York, NY
2012 Twenty/12, Empty Stretch, Washington, DC

Publications / Journals as Writer
2019 “A Lick and a Promise,” Funny Looking Dog Quarterly, Chicago, IL
2019 The Dandelion Review: Issue 3, Fort Wayne, IN
2017  “Illness: A Subjective Genealogy,” Papersafe Issue #09: Other Eden, Boston, MA

Library Collections
Candela Gallery Collection, Richmond, VA
Duke University, Durham, NC
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Franklin Furnace Artists' Book Collection, Brooklyn, NY
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, Chicago, IL
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Tufts University, Medford, MA
UMass Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Victoria & Albert Museum, Knightsbridge, London, England
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Group Exhibitions
, Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA (upcoming)
Daddy’s Books Reading Room, Drury Gallery, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT
Labs Slide Slam, Red Hook Labs, Brooklyn, NY

Interlude/Inquiry, Abroms-Engel Institute for Visual Arts, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
The Creative Center’s Hospital Artists-in-Residence Program Benefit, Local Color Gallery, New York, NY
and light followed the flight of sound, Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA
Tipping Points, juried by Paul Mpagi Sepuya for SPE Northeast, Palmer Gallery, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Life, learning, and healing: Candor Arts exhibition, Milner Library, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Daddy's Books, Life Lessons, Far Rockaway, NY
The Feeling is Mutual, Local Project, Long Island City, NY
UnBound7!, Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA
Companion Pieces, Anytime Dept., Cincinnati, OH
Silver Eye's Biannual Auction Exhibition, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA
Z. Arvhive Exhibition, Claire T. Carney Library, UMass Darmouth, North Dartmouth, MA

No Texting, Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
On the Shelf, Filter Space, curated by Kelli Connell, Chicago, IL
Picture Perfect: Contrarian Voices in Photography, Durango Art Center, Durango, CO
You Can't Take it With You, Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI
Worn Out Joy / A Lick and a Promise with Ani Katz, Milkweed Gallery, Sugar Loaf, NY

Petty Thieves 5, Hell & Gone Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Perfect Wasn't Bad Part II, Hell & Gone Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Thesis, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
Albert P. Weisman Exhibition, Arcade Gallery, Chicago, IL
MFA Thesis, Glass Curtain Gallery, essay by Lisa Sutcliffe, Chicago, IL

Body Dirt, The Refrigerator, Richmond, VA
Petty Thieves 3, curated by Empty Stretch, Furthermore, Washington, DC
13th Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
Hair Apparent, Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA

Vulnerable, 229 Collective, Brooklyn, NY

On the Lakeshore…And Other Stories, Goethe Insititut, Washington, DC
The Monroe Portfolios, curated by Terri Weifenbach, Washington, DC
NEXT at the Corcoran, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
The Secret Making of the Best Persons, Metro Space Gallery, Richmond, VA
Petty Thieves, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Gallery 31, Washington, DC

Civilian Editions, Civilian Art Projects, curated by Jayme McLellan, Washington, DC
Portray, Addison-Ripley Fine Art, curated by Frank Day, Washington, DC

Press, Interviews, and Online Features
One day project - And light followed the flight of sound, Tique art paper
Featured Artist: March 2018, Lutte Collective
Interview with Jess T. Dugan, Strange Fire Collective
Aaron Canipe / Sara J. Winston, a new nothing (ongoing)
Holding the Unknown with Care: Interview with Sara J. Winston by Lynnette Miranda, This Is Tomorrow
This Week in Photography Books: Sara J. Winston, A Photo Editor
Lance Cozzens, New Orleans, LA & Sara J. Winston, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, Some Days Just Are
Pictures Without Words Vol 001, Issue 002, Strant
Moments that stay, Oranbeg Press
Habitare, Landscape Stories
Homesick, CUS Photo
Announcing 'A Lick and a Promise' by Sara J. Winston, Candor Arts
Winter 2017, Streit House Space
A Lick and a PromiseAin't-Bad Magazine
Homesick: Book Review by Karen Jenkinsphoto-eye
Best Books of 2015: John Gossage, photo-eye
Homesick: Book Review by Aline SmithsonLenscratch
The Autoimmune Diet, Aftertastes

Awards / Honors
2018  Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize, Duke University, Semi-finalist, Durham, NC
2014 Albert P. Weisman Award, Project Completion Grant, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
2014 Anderson Ranch Arts Center Merit Award, Full Workshop Tuition Award, Snowmass Village, CO
2013 John Mulvany Scholarship, Project Completion Grant, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
2011 Follett Merit Award, Full Tuition Grant, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

Lectures / Panels
2018  LES Fotobook Fair, Foley Gallery, New York, NY
2017  Silver Eye Book Fair, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA
2017  Filter Photo Festival, Knickerbocker Hotel, Chicago, IL
2015 Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
2015  Photographs in Books: The Complete Story, Aperture Foundation,
conversation with John Gossage and Terri Weifenbach
2014 Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
2013  13th Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China

Client Work
2018 VICE Media: I lived Like it was the 1600s to Understand the Meaning of Thanksgiving by Allie Conti