Sarah G. Sharp

Premiere DateApr 9, 2019
00:00 Introduction
00:37 Sarah G Sharp
02:18 Edit Out Chris Cohen
05:43 Alternative Social Formations
10:56 Labor and Craft
16:06 Found Material and Research
23:29 Tool Book Project
32:05 Honey Drugdealer
36:31 Outro
36:52 Finish

Sarah G. Sharp is an artist and curator whose interests include alternative social histories, language, place, technology and craft. She is the recipient of a Getty Library Research Grant, a BRIC Arts Media Fellowship, and residency awards at Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, SoHo20 Gallery Residency Lab and The Vermont Studio Center.

Exhibitions include The Aldrich Museum, Real Art Ways, Hampden Gallery at UMass Amherst, LMAK Gallery and Field Projects Gallery.

Sarah’s Oral History Interview with artist Elaine Reichek was published by the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institute.

She is the founder of the Tool Book Project, a multi-modal art project that provides a direct action platform for artists to share their work and raise funds for non-profit groups.

Sarah holds an MFA in studio art and an MA Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism and Theory from Purchase College, SUNY.

She is an Assistant Professor at University of Maryland, Baltimore County and teaches in the MFA in Art Practice program at SVA. Sarah lives and works in Brooklyn and Baltimore.

All images courtesy of the artist


The Commune Comes to America: The Youth Communes, 18” x 22”, 2014-16, Embroidery thread on Life Magazine on pages of LIFE magazine article “The Commune Comes to America,”July 1969.


The Commune Comes to America: A Rigorous Home-Grown Diet, 2014-16, 18” x 22”,
Embroidery thread on Life Magazine on pages of LIFE magazine article “The Commune Comes to America,”July 1969.


Industry and Craft, 2017, 40″ x 40″
Denim and metallic embroidery thread, wooden dowel.


Installation view:
(left) Whole Earth Systems: Double Mountain Wallpaper, 2017,  dim. variable, shown 120” x 120”
Digitally printed wallpaper from collage.
(center) Shelter and Land Use, 2017, 62″ x 40″
Chambray, Found Denim, metallic embroidery thread, vinyl fringe, wood.
(right) Industry and Craft, 2017, 40″ x 40″
Denim and metallic embroidery thread, wooden dowel.


Detail: Whole Earth Systems: Double Mountain Wallpaper, 2017,
Digitally printed wallpaper from collage.


Installation View:
(left/right) Whole Earth Samplers I and II, 2017, dim. variable, each sampler appox. 10” x 10”
Denim, metallic embroidery thread, wood.
(center) Whole Earth Samplers at Elephant Butte, NM II, III, 2017, 20” x 40”
Inkjet Print, each ed. of 5.


Detail: Whole Earth Samplers, 2017, dim. variable, each “sampler” appox. 10” x 10”
Denim, metallic embroidery thread, wood.


Understanding Whole Systems, 2016, 5” x 7”
Artist’s book, Perfect Bound, Unique hand stitching on each cover, Edition of 100
(clockwise from upper left) pages 6-7, pages 3-4, Epigraph (page i), installation view.


The Tool Book Project Volume 2: Tool Box, 2018, Box: 12” x 12”, Objects Dimensions Variable
Handmade Box containing editioned and unique artworks from 5 different artists.

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