Born in 1978 in the United States of America, R. Sawan White started her career in England as a classically trained printmaker and painter. Her academic career began as a Provost Scholar at Virginia Commonwealth University; she then transferred to Loughborough University School of Art and Design graduating with a First Degree BA Honors in Printmaking in 2000. Her work has exhibited all over the world including New York City, London, Taipei, Washington DC and Richmond, VA. Paintings by White can be found in private, corporate and academic collections throughout the world. Along with creating, White has spent the last 20 years lecturing and leading seminars on contemporary aesthetics, and art history and practice. She was a founding faculty member at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and guest speaker at numerous galleries, museums, universities and art leagues. She currently lives and works in New England.


Solo Exhibitions


R. Sawan White, 嘉俬房 & other Art things, Taipei, Taiwan

The Common Quiet, The Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, VA

Silent Things, The Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, VA

one thousand strengths, The Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, VA

I live with others, The Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, VA

The Art of Gift Giving, The Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, VA

Our parting words, we are all beggars, The Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, VA

people are always falling asleep, The Art Gallery at UCC, Roseburg, OR

how to enter a room
, Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, VA

tell me you,
 Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, VA

Recent Work, R. Sawan White, Mangia Qui, Harrisburg, PA
For Doing, For Being, The Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, VA

 Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA

R. Sawan White
, The Tenth Muse, Harrisburg, PA
Recent Paintings, Shockoe Bottom Arts Center(SBAC), Richmond, VA

Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA

East Tobacco Gallery, SBAC, Richmond, VA

Degree Show, Loughborough University School of Art and Design , United Kingdom

Selected Other Exhibitions


Art Design Style Richmond, 2019, The Highpoint Gallery, Richmond VA
Art Taipei 2018,丁丁艺术空间, Taipei, Taiwan
Visiting Artists, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa
Thinksmall 5, Artspace & art6 Galleries, Richmond, VA
Whitaker Ten Year Retrospective, Whitaker Center, Harrisburg, PA
R Sawan White and Dale Jarrett, Blue Gallery, Kansas City, MO
ART180 Benefit, Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, VA
Reveal/Conceal, artspace gallery, Raleigh, NC
Art to Go Invitational, Cornerstone Gallery, Richmond, VA
Thinksmall 3, art6 and Artspace Galleries, Richmond, VA
5th Anniversary Exhibition, Blue Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Mutability and Metaphor, Agora Gallery, New York, NY
art6x6, Curator and Exhibitor, art6 Gallery, Richmond, VA
16th Annual Harrisburg Gallery Walk, Harrisburg, PA
art6 Members Exhibition, art6 Gallery, Richmond, VA
Artist Collect Too 2, art6 Gallery, Richmond, VA
2nd Annual International Miniature Invitational, Artspace Gallery, Rich, VA
Beyond Reading, Collaborative Exhibition, Ellipse Art Center, Washington D.C.
Getluckywithanemergingartist, HEREart Gallery, New York, NY
R. Sawan White, Whitaker Center, Harrisburg, PA
Art for Gifts, Staunton Augusta Art Center, Staunton, VA
The Writing on the Wall, Sara D. November Gallery, JCC, Richmond, VA
Two Etchers, Old World Prints Gallery, Richmond, VA
Annual Members Show, SBAC, Richmond, VA
Artists Collect, Too, Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA
The National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, United Kingdom
Premiere Exhibition of The University Gallery at Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Derby City Open, Derby Museum, Derby, United Kingdom
Second Impressions, Fine Art Gallery, Loughborough University, United Kingdom


1998-2000 Loughborough University School of Art and Design, Fine Art Printmaking, BAHons First Degree

1996-1998 Virginia Commonwealth University, Provost Scholar, Painting and Printmaking

Artist Statement

Distilling a lifetime of work into a few paragraphs

See work in Person

Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa

Vintage Americana, Taipei, Taiwan

Miscellaneous Good Stuff

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