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alison saar portrait
Photo: Paul O'Connor 2005

 

Alison Saar

1956 Born, Los Angeles, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Education:
1978 BA, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
1981 MFA, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA

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Selected L.A. Louver exhibitions

Alison Saar: Slough
3 September - 5 October 2013

Alison Saar: Foison and Fallow
15 September - 30 October 2010

     

Alison Saar: Hither
8 March - 5 April 2008

 

Group Show
31 March - 6 May 2006

     
Alison Saar: Coup
23 February - 25 March 2006
 

Sculpture
9 July - 28 August 2004

    → view all past L.A. Louver exhibitions

Selected museum exhibitions

Alison Saar: STILL . . . 
traveled from: Figge Art Museum
Davenport, Iowa
8 February - 14 April 2013

Ben Maltz Gallery
Otis College of Art and Design
Los Angeles, CA
18 August - 27 October 2012

The David C. Driskell Centre
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
12 September - 13 December 2013

Sandra & David Bakalar Gallery
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
23 January - 8 March 2014

Makers in Print
includes: Alison Saar
Institute of Visual Arts (Inova) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
18 January - 24 March 2013

     

Lighthouse/Lightning Rod:
Scenic design by Alison Saar

Civic Center of Greater Des Moine, Iowa
9 February 2013

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Brooklyn, NY
27 September - 30 September 2012

Scottsdale Center for the Arts
Scottsdale, AZ
Friday 16 November 2012

 

The Memory Project
including Alison Saar
Space 301
Mobile, Alabama
13 April - 31 December 2012

     

Seen & Scene: The Imagined Landscape
including Alison Saar
Descanso Gardens
La Canada Flintridge, CA
11 May - 29 July 2012

 

Alison Saar:
Feallan and Fallow

22 September - 31 December 2011
Madison Square Park
New York, NY

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Commissions

Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial, 2006
122nd and Frederick Douglass Ave.
Commissioned by the City of New York 
 
     
Selected articles

Schulz, Mike. "Heavy Ideas with Elements of Play: "Alison Saar: STILL..." at the Figge Art Museum," River Cities Reader, 1 February 2013.
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Pitts, Gregg Angaza. "Alison Sarr,"
Artillery, Nov/Dec 2012: 48.
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Ollman, Leah. "Alison Saar,"
Art in America, 14 November, 2012.
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Roach, Hadley. "Thread to the World: Alison Saar,"
Bomblog, 17 November, 2011.
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Ollman, Leah. "Alison Saar gives her sculptures an inner life."
Los Angeles Times, 26 March, 2011.
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Altman, Rebekah. "Identity in the Balance. The Iconic Works of Alison Saar."
Santa Barbara Seasons. Fall 2009.
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Clark, Erin. "Thinking Out Loud. Alison Saar."
Artworks Magazine, Winter 2008
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Alison Saar: Feallan and Fallow
Madison Square Park
New York, NY
22 September 2011 - 31 December 2011 >>
 
              Foison and Fallow
15 September - 30 October 2010 >>
 
          Alison Saar: Hither
8 March - 5 April 2008 >>
 
              Alison Saar: Coup
23 February - 25 March 2006 >>
 
                      Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial, 2006
122nd and Frederick Douglass Ave.
Commissioned by the City of New York >>
 
             
Alison Saar<BR>
Fall, 2011<BR>cast bronze<BR>
approx. 8 ft (2.4 m) tall Alison Saar<BR>Winter, 2011<BR>cast bronze<BR>approx. 8 ft (2.4 m) tall spacer Alison Saar<BR>Summer, 2011<BR>cast bronze<BR>approx. 8 ft (2.4 m) tall spacer Alison Saar<BR>Tree Souls, 1994<BR>wood with copper cladding<BR>16 x 21 x 9 ft  (487.7 x 640.1 x 274.3 cm) spacer Alison Saar<BR>Spring, 2011<BR>cast bronze<BR>approx. 8 ft (2.4 m) tall Alison Saar<br>
Spring, 2010<br>
      mixed media<br>
      55 3/4 x 29 x 1 in. (141.6 x 73.7 x 2.5 cm)<br>
      framed: 61 1/2 x 33 1/2 in. (156.2 x 85.1 cm)<br>
      Private collection Alison Saar<br>
Sea of Nectar Study, 2010<br>
      mixed media<br>
      56 x 30 in. (142.2 x 76.2 cm)<br>
      framed: 61 1/2 x 33 1/2 in. (156.2 x 85.1 cm) spacer alison saar, Fallow, 2010, lalouver gallery spacer alison saar, sea of serenity, 2010, lalouver gallery Alison Saar<br>
Equinox Study, 2008<br>
        mixed media on paper<br>
        67 1/2 x 37 in. (171.5 x 94 cm) Hither Alison Saar<br>
Brood, 2008<br>
      found children's chairs, Fiberglass & bronze<br>
      98 x 20 x 20 in. (approx)<br>
      Private collection Alison Saar<br>
Sea of Nectar, 2008<br>
        wood, ceiling tin, bronze & tar<br>
        68 x 24 x 32 (approx)

alison saar - Bareroot

Alison Saar: Coup Alison Saar: Coup Cache, 2006<br>
        mixed media (wood, ceiling tin and wire)<br>
        28 x 26 x 90 in. (71.1 x 66 x 228.6 cm)<br>
        Collection of the Hood Museum, Dartmouth
          College, Hanover, NH Mo'fro, 2006<br>
      wood, tin & barbed wire<br>
      33 x 21 1/2 x 18 in. [83.8 x 54.6 x 45.7 cm]<br>
      Private collection Mirror Mirror (Mullata Seeking Inner Negress), 2006<br>
      wood, copper, tin &bronze<br>
      57 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 16 in. (146.1 x 41.9 x 40.6 cm)<br>
      Private collection Tango, 2005<br>
      wood, ceiling tin, wire, lead and tar<br>
      36 x 24 x 9 in. (91.4 x 61 x 22.9 cm)<br>
      Private collection alison saar - Harriett Tubman Maquette alison saar - Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial Commission spacer alison saar - Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial Commission spacer alison saar - Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial Commission
    
Fall
 
 
  
Winter
 
  
Summer
     
Tree Souls
  
 
  
Spring
 
    
Spring
 
 
  
Sea of Nectar Study
 
  
Fallow
     
Foison
  
 
 
Equinox Study
 
 
 
Hither
 

  
Brood

  

 

  
Sea of Nectar

  

 

  
Bareroot
  

 
 
Coup
 
 
Proclamation
 
 
Cache
 
 
Mo'fro
 
 
Mirror Mirror (Mullata Seeking Inner Negress)
 
 
Tango
 
 
Harriett Tubman Maquette
 
 
Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial
Commission (detail)
 
 
 
Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial
Commission (detail)
 
 
 
Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial
Commission (detail)
 
 
       
Installation photography<br>
Alison Saar - Foison and Fallow <br>
15 September - 30 October 2010