Sadie Sullivan recently graduated with her MFA in Graphic Design from Ohio University in May 2022. She currently works as a Web Content Editor in Phoenix, Arizona at ASU's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. Her artwork is a microscope of sorts into the artistically detailed functions that make up our body, whether it is mentally or physically visual. She was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and was drawn at an early age to the city’s innovative lifestyle and dedication to technology and medicine. She graduated from Western Washington University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts, an emphasis in drawing and illustration and two minors in art history and english.
The Matilda Effect has a precedent of overlooking women who have made significant contributions in society. For her MFA Thesis Exhibition, With Due Respect , Sadie celebrates a group of remarkable scientists through art to inspire the next generation of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
The Matilda Effect is a phenomenon and bias in which women’s achievements are credited to their male colleagues. Despite each of their achomplishements, these women faced years of gender discrimition in their scientific fields. The exhibition extends the conversation of women who have been fearful of speaking up and thus, have isolated themselves and deprived society of their further contributions. With Due Respect asks: Why have women, specifically working in the STEM field, been written out of history, and how does that impact our current perception of the world?
Sadie does work for the Communications Science and Disorders Department at Ohio University illustrating images from children with language impairments.
In the fall of 2014, Sadie spent the semester living in Florence, Italy studying art and curating at the Florence University of the Arts. Over the years, she has traveled to over twelve different countries throughout Europe absorbing as much culture and art as she could.
When she is not creating art, she is either hiking, attending women's Jiu-Jitsu defense classes, snowboarding, gardening, or spending time with her Australian Shepard, Basil.