Sarah McDermott is currently Visiting Assistant Professor in Printmaking at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL. She received her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Alabama and her BA in Urban Studies from Brown University, and previously taught in the Art and the Book M.A. Program at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design of George Washington University. She has held residencies at Women’s Studio Workshop, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, and the Center for Book Arts in New York City where she was a Van Lier Scholar in 2010-11. Her work is held in multiple public and private collections including Yale University Arts Library, the Smithsonian American Art and Portrait Gallery Library, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Brown University Artists’ Books Collection.
My work centers on issues of power, examining relations and dominations between people, between people and animals, and between people and their environment. Human interactions are necessarily filled with disorder and struggle; I observe and interpret the ways that people try to create order, with varying degrees of permanence, by manipulating and defining space within the built environment. I explore how these human geographies may then manifest at the most basic levels of psychology and embodiment.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Work may be purchased by contacting the artist directly. Titles are also available through Vamp and Tramp Booksellers, Women’s Studio Workshop, or Abecedarian Gallery.