Sara Russell 

Many of my objects can be held in your hand, similar to a coin or stone. Sometimes, they find their way into existing locations. They might be inserted directly into a space or created in response to it. Sometimes, I use thread to connect-the-dots of a sculptural work, so the viewer follows the thread to discover the piece. Play is an important element in my work, and I enjoy seeing what happens if.

Originally from Oregon, I moved to NYC in 1994 and have enjoyed making art here ever since. I currently make work in my apartment in Brooklyn and studio in Queens. 

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2019 Bank Street College of Education, Master of Science in Education

1997 Pratt Institute, Master of Fine Arts

1989 Whitman College, Bachelor of Art in Studio Art and English Literature


2024 57W57, Checking In, New York, NY

2023 Kentler Gallery, BAU 18, Brooklyn, NY

2021 BAU 18, Viareggio, Italy

2019 Sculpture Space NYC, Members Show, Long Island City, NY

2018 G(L)aze, Long Island City, NY

2018 Sculpture Space NYC, Members Show, Long Island City, NY

2017 Fire and Clay, Long Island City, NY

2017 Sculpture Space NYC, Members Show, Long Island City, NY

2017 The Clemente, What happens if you hand someone a ball of clay? New York, NY

2016 The Clemente, Strung, New York, NY

2015 S+7, Absence + Evidence, New York, NY

2014 Clouds Are Our Mountains, Miami, FL

2014 Key Projects, Keyed Up in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Pocket Utopia, Sara Russell Dewey - Part 2, New York, NY

2013 Pocket Utopia, Session One, New York, NY

2005 Rongio Gallery, Project Diversity, Brooklyn, NY

2003 Oni Gallery, Nowhere Better, Boston, MA

2003 Riverside Arts Center, Discrete, Riverside, IL

2002 Rotunda Gallery, To Scale, Brooklyn, NY

2000 Cyber-NY, Easy, New York, NY

1999 Store Front Project #4, Gone A-Maying, Brooklyn, NY

1998 d.u.m.b.o. arts center, UnLtd, Brooklyn, NY

1996 Downtown Art Alliance, The Art Exchange Show, New York, NY

1996 4C, Material Studies, New York, NY


2015-present Sculpture Space NYC, Associate Artist, Long Island City, NY

2011-2013 Brickhouse Ceramic Art Center, Associate Artist, Long Island City, NY

2001 Art In General, Slide Slam, New York, NY

2001 Drawing Center, Viewing Program, New York, NY

1999 Whitman College, Visiting Artist, Walla Walla, WA

1999 Artists Space, Independent Project Grant, New York, NY

1994 Artists Space, Internship, New York, NY

1993 San Francisco State University, Visiting Lecturer on Poetry and Art, San Francisco, CA

1992 Vermont Studio Center, Residency, Johnson, VT