SASHA MARIE SPEER
Multimedia Artist and Filmmaker
Los Angeles, CA
Sasha Marie Speer uses a variety of materials and processes to investigate, break apart and reconfigure how we connect to ourselves and each other. Through her provoking and powerful studio sessions in photography, video and audio she harnesses the soul of her subjects and creates experiences from them in her work. She interweaves pain and hope into visual forms and experiences to capture and challenge our current state as human beings and seeks possibility of real connection in a world of constant distraction and separation.
Her art and art experiences have raised more than $100,000 to support Los Angeles area non-profits.
DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
Eastern Washington University 2008
BACHELOR OF ARTS, SPANISH Cum laude
Western Washington University 2003
2022 UNBORN (coming 2022)
2016 WALKING TALL
2020 FLOWER MEDITATIONS
2018 FREEDOM PORTRAITS
moments, Mar 21 2019, YEM Gallery, Venice – CA – postponed due to COVID-19
bE, May – June, 2020, (online exhibition due to Covid-19)
HOME: Lullabies and stories from around the world, September – October 2020, (online exhibition due to Covid-19)
HeART Culture, Feb 2019, Awa Oasia, Arts District, Los Angeles
Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Outstanding Leadership Award, Fairmont Hotel, Santa Monica, CA (Sasha designed the space with photography and video and led an interactive art performance piece with the audience of 500 men and women)
HÜMAN: Rebirth, May 2019, Awa Oasia, Arts District, Los Angeles
Women of Courage: I am You, June 2018, Neutra Museum & Gallery, Silver Lake, Los Angeles
Women of Courage: The Wheel, August 2018, COMUNITYmade, Arts District, Los Angeles
Experimental Rome, May 2022, Soho House, Rome, Italy
Venice Experimental Video and Performing Art Festival, May 2022, Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy
Art In the Time of Corona, March 2020, DAB Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (online exhibition due to COVID-19)
human, Stay Gallery, May 2020, Downey, CA, US (online exhibition due to COVID-19)
POWER, vol. 1, Mar 2018, Creative Director for artist Amy Smith, Gabba Gallery, Silver Lake, Los Angeles (designed show and photographed subjects for art pieces in show)
Neutra Contemporary Group Show, Dec 2018, Neutra Museum & Gallery, Silver Lake, Los Angeles
2022 Best Female Centre Story Short: Texas Arthouse Festival; USA; Writer, Director, Producer; Unborn
2022 Award Winner; Paris Women Festival; Paris, France; Writer, Director, Producer; Unborn
2022 Award Winner; Houston Underwater Film Festival; Houston, Texas; Writer, Director, Producer; Unborn
2021 Best Film: Experimental Dance & Music Film Festival; Toronto, Canada; Writer, Director, Producer; Unborn
2021 Best Women Empowerment Short, Paris International Shorts Festival; Writer, Director, Producer; Unborn
2018 International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, Nathalyn
2014, 2015 Best Documentary, Independent Filmmakers Showcase, Beverly Hills, CA; Producer, Addicted the Universal Language of Music; Producer and Co-director, Hair.
Sasha has lived and traveled all over the world including, Spain, Argentina, Peru, Brazil, Holland, Turkey, and completed a solo backpacking trip through Central America; she stays with local families when she can to learn more about them as humans, their language and their culture. She is fluent in English and Spanish.
Sports and Adventure
Nature is Sasha's happy place, especially when she is pushing her body. Over the years, she has participated in or competed in a number of sports including swimming, springboard diving, mountain climbing, running, cycling, and snowboarding.
She established and participated in the Swim, Paddle, Kayak For Mental Health in October 2020 to honor the passing of her friend's son as well as provide support to the many families affected by mental illness through awareness and fundraising. The annual event raises money and awareness to support mental health for at risk youth through the South Bay Children's Health Center in Redondo Beach, CA.