BIO

Sara completed a BFA in Painting at Arizona State University and an MFA in Visual Art at The George Washington University where she received the Morris Louis Fellowship. Her work has been included in group shows at the Ex-Teresa Arte Cultural in Mexico City, The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, The Castle Gallery at the College of New Rochelle, NY, Yun Gee Park Gallery in Tucson, Spattered Columns in NYC, and Modified Arts in Phoenix among others. She attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and at The Cooper Union. Sara received a Research and Development Grant from The Arizona Commission on the Arts and The Arizona Community Foundation in 2019.

Sara is a founding member of the Stew-dio Visit Artist Collective, who creates art and food events around Tucson. Stew-dio Visit was a 2018 recipient of a stART Mini Grant from the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona.

Besides making art she currently serves on the Ambassador Council for MOCA Tucson and runs Millville Artist Studios. Sara lives with her partner and child in Tucson, AZ and works in both Tucson and in the Alhambra neighborhood in Los Angeles, CA.


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Statement
 
I am interested in the industrial body, post-consumer intimacy, as well as the enmeshment between bodies and the body of objects. 

My glass sculptures are based on plastic vacuum-formed toy and product packaging and plaster casts of the human body. From these shapes I create a plaster mold into which glass is blown. The plastic is machine-made, the plaster molds are made by hand, and the blown glass is created with the breath. Each pushes material to create form, to push shape.

They may veer into the familiar, the erotic, the animal, or the absurd. They touch the unseen, empty and unknown territories. The glass vessels feel both absent and present, vulnerable and strong, ancient and futuristic and hold space for all of this to exist together.