SASHA MARIE SPEER
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
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
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
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)
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
Art In the Time of Corona, March 2020 - current, 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)
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 10K Swim 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.