Sarah Sze at The Fabric Workshop and Museum. 2013. Sarah Sze, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Sarah Sze at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (installation view, second floor), 2013. Mixed media. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo credit: Tom Powel Imaging. Sarah Sze, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Sarah Sze at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (installation view, second floor), 2013. Mixed media. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo credit: Tom Powel Imaging. Sarah Sze, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Sarah Sze at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (installation view, first floor), 2013. Mixed media. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo credit: Tom Powel Imaging. Sarah Sze, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Sarah Sze at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (detail, first floor), 2013. Mixed media. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo credit: Tom Powel Imaging. Sarah Sze, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Sarah Sze at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (installation view, eighth floor), 2013. Mixed media. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo credit: Tom Powel Imaging. Sarah Sze, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Sarah Sze at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (detail, eighth floor), 2013. Mixed media. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo credit: Tom Powel Imaging. Portrait of Sarah Sze. Courtesy of the artist.
Sarah Sze at The Fabric Workshop and Museum. 2013.
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Sarah Sze, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Sarah Sze at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (installation view, second floor), 2013. Mixed media. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo credit: Tom Powel Imaging.
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Sarah Sze, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Sarah Sze at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (installation view, second floor), 2013. Mixed media. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo credit: Tom Powel Imaging.
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Sarah Sze, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Sarah Sze at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (installation view, first floor), 2013. Mixed media. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo credit: Tom Powel Imaging.
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Sarah Sze, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Sarah Sze at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (detail, first floor), 2013. Mixed media. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo credit: Tom Powel Imaging.
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Sarah Sze, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Sarah Sze at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (installation view, eighth floor), 2013. Mixed media. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo credit: Tom Powel Imaging.
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Sarah Sze, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Sarah Sze at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (detail, eighth floor), 2013. Mixed media. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo credit: Tom Powel Imaging.
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Portrait of Sarah Sze. Courtesy of the artist.
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Sarah Sze

Sarah Sze is known for her site-specific sculptures and installations that combine mundane objects, ranging from hardware store items to household plants, into elaborate, architectural presentations imbuing the everyday with surprising significance. Her work incorporates her ranging interests in visual art, architecture, science, and philosophy.

Sze’s exhibition at The Fabric Workshop and Museum explores the construction and measurement of space, mass, time, and volume through the use of materials. Three museum floors—the first, second, and eighth floor galleries—contain different experiments. Each one turns the viewer’s sense of scale, gravity, and information on its head. Common objects like rocks, newspapers, and furniture mutate from something known, to something foreign, fragile, newly composed, and entirely transformed.


Bio
Born in 1969, Boston, MA. Lives and works in New York
Sarah Sze received her BA from Yale University in 1991 and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, in 1997. Solo presentations of her works have been staged at White Columns, New York (1997); the Institute of Contemporary Art, London (1998); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1999); the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (2001); the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2002); the Whitney Museum of American Art (2003); and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, UK (2009). In 2013, she represented the United States in the 55th International Venice Biennale with her exhibition, Sarah Sze: Triple Point. Her work has also been included in group exhibitions at MoMA PS1 (1998); Manifesta 2 (1998); the 1999 Carnegie International; the 48th International Venice Biennale (1999); the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2005); The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia (2005); the 5th Liverpool Biennial (2008); the 10th Biennale de Lyon (2009); and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010). Her numerous accolades include the 1997 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Award; the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award in 1999; a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 2003; 2005 Radcliffe Institute Fellowship; the 2012 American Federation of the Arts Cultural Leadership Award; and a 2012 AICA Award for Best Public Project in a Public Space for her installation Sarah Sze, Still Life with Landscape at (Model for a Habitat) at The High Line in New York. Her art is held in the permanent collections of major museums around the world, and she is represented by Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York and Victoria Miro Gallery in London.