Sarah Haviland

category: Visual,

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Artist Statement

Sarah Haviland’s abstract-figurative sculptures and public installations have been exhibited widely in galleries, parks, museums, and educational settings, including commissions at the National Marine Museum in Taiwan; Grounds for Sculpture in NJ; Pratt Sculpture Park and NYU Langone Medical Center in NYC. Awards include a Creativity Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, fellowships from the New York and New Jersey State Arts Councils, and residencies at Sculpture Space, Skowhegan, and Yaddo. Her work reveals particular interests in images of birds and avian mythology, human and natural gesture, women, mirrors, and local history.

"Sarah Haviland's life-size figures are fluid combinations of form and nuance, geometry and gesture.  Irving Sandler has described how these quasi-geometric figures exist in multiple realms:  'Sculpture and painting, volume and plane, the abstract and the figurative, and the organic and the crystal-like are played off against each other.'"             --independent curator Kellie Jones

Educational Background

BA, Yale University; MFA, Hunter College. Sarah Haviland lectures independently and teaches sculpture at Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY.