I am a multidisciplinary, research-based artist whose work addresses themes of identity, land, domesticity, communication and communalism. I often combine traditional “analog” forms (collage, hand-embroidery, macramé, press-based print media) with contemporary forms (video, digital photography and image manipulation, and digital printing) in order to highlight points of confluence and contradiction between historic and contemporary narratives surrounding these themes. By activating the histories, materiality and sign systems of various media, I examine how contemporary social, political and cultural relationships to land and technology intersect with American Utopian fantasies.
Sarah G. Sharp is an artist and curator whose interests include alternative social histories, language, place, technology and craft. She is the recipient of a Getty Library Research Grant, Brooklyn Arts Council Grant, BRIC Arts Media Fellowship, Bronx Museum AIM Fellowship and residency awards at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, SoHo20 Gallery Residency Lab, Brooklyn, Textile Art Center, NY and The Vermont Studio Center. Exhibitions include The Aldrich Museum and Real Art Ways in CT, Hampden Gallery at UMass Amherst, LMAK Gallery and Field Projects Gallery in NYC. Sarah’s Oral History Interview with artist Elaine Reichek was published by the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institute. She is the founder of The Tool Book Project, a multi-modal art project that provides a direct action platform for artists to share their work and raise funds for non-profit groups. Sarah holds an MFA in studio art and an MA Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism and Theory from Purchase College, SUNY. She is Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and teaches in the MFA in Art Practice program at SVA in New York. She lives and works in Brooklyn and Baltimore.