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Alison Saar

(American, b. 1956)

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Alison Saar

Lost Boys, 2008

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Biography

Timeline

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

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

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