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Alison Saar    (American, 1956)

 Alison Saar - Lost Boys (Prints and Multiples) h: 30 x w: 40 in / h: 76.2 x w: 101.6 cm
Alison Saar
Lost Boys 2008
 
  

Biography
1956 Born: Los Angeles, CA
1978 BA at Scripps College, Claremont, CA
1981 MFA at Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
1984 Artist Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts; Artist in Residence, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
1985 Engelhard Award, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; Artist in Residence, Roswell Museum of Art, Roswell, N.M; Artist, Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts
1986 Artist in Residence, November, Washington Project for the Arts
1988 Artist Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts
1989 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
1999 Distinguished Alumnus of The Year, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angles, CA
2003 Distinguished Alumna Award, Scripps College, Claremont, CA; Artist in residence, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
2004 Received the COLA Grant, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Awarded the Excellence in Design Prize by the New York City Art Commission, New York, NY

Exhibitions
2008 "Alison Saar: Hither", LA Louver, Venice, CA (solo)
"Alison Saar Sculpture and Works on Paper", Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY (solo)
2007 "Alison Saar: Whither", Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
"Day and Night", LA Louver, Venice, CA
"Artists of Color-Paintings, Prints, Collage, Sculpture, and Quilts by African American Artists", Peltz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2006 "Alison Saar: Coup”, LA Louver, Venice, CA (solo)
2005 “Alison Saar”, Pasadena City College, CA (solo)
2003 “Alison Saar: Tete a Tete”, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO
"Lost/Found" Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
"Alison Saar: Artist in Residence", Jaffe-Friede&Strauss Galleries, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, NH (solo)
"Topsy Turvy, Sculpture by Alison Saar", ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AR (solo)
"Bittersweet" Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2002 "Alison Saar", Muse Boribana, DakArt Biennial, Dakar, Senegal (solo)
2001 “(Post)Teriors”, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
“Alison Saar”, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
"Exploring Identity: Work by Contemporary African American Women", Maier Museum of Art, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA
2000 "The Swamp: On the Edge of Eden" Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (solo)
"Strength and Diversity: A Celebration of African-American Artists", Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (solo)
"Picturing the Amazon", New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY (solo)
"Departures: 11 Artists at the Getty", The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
"Passages: Contemporary Art in Transition", Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY;Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL;Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
"Body Politics: The Female Image in Luba Art and the Sculpture of Alison Saar," The UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Los Angeles, CA
1999 "Alison Saar: Terra Incognita", Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
"Alison Saar: Recent Work", Herron Gallery, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN (solo)
"Alison Saar," Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
"Political Visions", Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
"Bearing Witness: Contemporary Works by African-American Women Artists", Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN; Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL; The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA; African-American Museum, Dallas, TX; Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN; Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC; Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME;Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,TX; African-American History and Culture Museum, Fresno, CA
1998 "Sculpture by Alison Saar", The Trustees of The Saint-Gaudens Memorial, Cornish, NH (solo)
"The Tip of the Iceberg: A Response to New York Museums", Dorfman Projects, New York, NY
"American Stories", Setagaya Art Museum, Setagaya, Japan
1997 "Alison Saar: Hairesies", Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
"Alison Saar", Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
"Alison Saar", List Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA (solo)
"Alison Saar", Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO (solo)
1996 "Alison Saar: Strange Fruit", Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
"Alison Saar: The Woods Within", The Brooklyn Museum, The Grand Lobby, Brooklyn, NY (solo)
"Myth and Magic", California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, CA
"Subjective Vision", Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
"A Labor of Love", The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
1995 "Imaginary Beings", Exit Art, New York, NY
"Art with Conscience", The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
"Twentieth Century American Sculpture at The White House", The White House, Washington DC
1993 Freedman Gallery Albright College, Reading, PA
Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art New York, NY
1992 Installation, Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY
Maryland Institute of Art Baltimore, MD
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
Roving Installation, Museum of Contemporary Art Baltimore, MD
1991 Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA
1990 "Secrets, Dialogues, Revelations: The Art of Betye and Alison Saar", Wight Art Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
"Celebrations: Sights and Sounds of Being", Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
"The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in 1980s", New Museum; Studio Museum; Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art: New York, NY
"Sculptural Revolution", Socrates Park, Long Island City, NY
Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1989 Jamaica Arts Center, Jamaica, NY
1988 Socrates Park, New York, NY
The Queens Museum, New York, NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
1986 Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY
1985 Artpark Niagara Falls, NY
1983 Jan Baum Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1982 Jan Baum Gallery Los Angeles, CA
Selected Public Collections:
Baltimore Art Museum, Baltimore, MD
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C
High Museum, Atlanta Georgia
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
Newark Art Museum, Newark, NJ
New Orleans Museum of Art, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO
Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Trenton Museum, Trenton NJ
Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL
Frederick Weisman Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Literature
2001 Body Politics, The Female Image in Luba Art and the Sculpture of Alison Saar. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 2001
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