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Visiting Artist: Alison Saar

Alison Saar (b. 1956, Los Angeles, CA) received her BA from Scripps College in Claremont, CA and an MFA from Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. Saar’s work has been exhibited at prestigious venues across the country, and solo institutional exhibitions include: Alison Saar: Bearing at the Museum of the African Diaspora in 2015-16; Winter at The Fields Sculpture Park, Omi International Arts Center in 2014-15, Hothouse at the Watts Towers Art Center in 2014-15; and STILL... that opened at the Ben Maltz Gallery at the Otis College of Art and Design in 2012 and traveled to the Figge Art Museum, Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2013. Other exhibition venues include the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, the Studio Museum of Harlem, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. She has been the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, two artist fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A) Artist Fellowship. Saar is represented by L.A. Louver in Venice, California.

Earlier Event: August 13
Visiting Artist: Peter Gallo
Later Event: August 18
August "B" Session Begins