Sarah McDermott is currently Assistant Professor of Printmaking at Marshall University in Huntington, WV. She received her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Alabama and her BA in Urban Studies from Brown University. She previously taught printmaking at the University of North Florida, and letterpress, book arts and printmaking within 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, and 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, exploring relations of dominance between different groups of people, 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 manifest in our psychology and embodiment, through our perception of space and how we navigate it.
Contact: email@example.com. 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.