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Sarah Haviland

PO Box 178
Crompond, NY 10517, U.S.A.
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Phone: (914) 528-3809
Email: sarahhaviland@earthlink.net
URL: http://www.sarahhaviland.com

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"Sarah Haviland's life-size female figures are fluid combinations of form and nuance, geometry and gesture. Sensuous but hard-edged, suggesting movement and stasis, they contain many contradictions, and take a stance midway between 'subject' and 'object.' Irving Sandler has described how these quasi-geometric figures exist in multiple realms: 'Sculpture and painting, volume and plane, the abstract and the figurative, and the organic and the crystal-like are played off against each other.' Thoughtful, witty, and beautifully crafted, these sculptures achieve a blend of historical and physical awareness in rethinking the female image."                  - curator Kellie Jones

PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS

  • 2011  "Genie of the House" commissioned for Artscape, Pittsfield, MA
  • 2011  "Spirit of Place" installed at Wildenstein, Rhinebeck, NY
  • 2010  "Reflection Bench" installed at Pratt Sculpture Park, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2010  "I Saw the Wind Within Her" installed at SculptureNow, Lee, MA
  • 2010  "Becoming a Bird" HFA at Hudson Highlands Land Trust, Garrison, NY
  • 2009  "Phoenix" installed at Fulton-Ferry State Park, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2009  "Bird-Making Habitat" HFA at Historic Huguenot St., New Paltz, NY
  • 2007  "Inward Sky" at Collaborative Concepts Saunders Farm, Garrison, NY
  • 2005  "Looking Glass House" installation for Peekskill Project, Peekskill, NY
  • 2003  "Copper Beach: People's Trust" for Arts Exchange, White Plains, NY
  • 2001  "Trio" commissioned for Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2010  Summit High School, Summit, NJ
  • 2009  Garden Gallery at the Health Center, Peekskill, NY
  • 2004  Maxwell Fine Arts Garden Gallery, Peekskill, NY
  • 2001  Ceres Project Room, Chelsea, NYC

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2011  Wilderstein, Rhinebeck, NY, "Modern Art & the Romantic Landscape" 
  • 2011  Broadway Gallery, NYC, "Sculptors Guild Annual Show"
  • 2010  Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA, "Contemporary Sculpture"
  • 2010  Workspace Harlem, NYC, "Habitat for Artists Recycling the Studio"
  • 2009  GAGA, Garnerville, NY, "Garnerworld"
  • 2008  Yonkers Riverfront Library, NY, "Ceramic Expressions"
  • 2007  WCC Gallery, Valhalla, NY, "Common Ground: Proposals for Public Art"
  • 2006  Maxwell Fine Arts, Peekskill, NY, "Conversations"
  • 2005  Concordia College, Bronxville, NY, "Before & After: Imagining Public Art"
  • 2004  Rockland Art Center, West Nyack, NY, "Sculpture in the Park"
  • 2003  Garrison Art Center, NY, "The Great White Oak Exhibition"
  • 2002  Arts Exchange, White Plains, NY, "Tributaries"
  • 2001  Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, OH, "Celebration of the Spirit"

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

  • 2010  BMCC Faculty Development Grant
  • 2009  PSC-CUNY Research Award
  • 2008  Special Opportunity Stipend, NYSCA/NYFA
  • 2003  NEA Creativity Grant, WAC installation commission

EDUCATION

  • MFA, Hunter College, NYC
  • Skowhegan School, Skowhegan, ME
  • BA, cum laude, Yale University, New Haven, CT