Alison Saar

b. 1956 in Los Angeles, California; lives in Los Angeles

Alison Saar works primarily in sculpture and printmaking.  Eve Wood, in Art Ltd magazine  (Sept/Oct 2013), says:

“Her work demonstrates a strong sense of personal narrative as she uses allegory and metaphor to tell visual stories that celebrate women’s strength and endurance…Poetic and often elegiac, Saar’s sculptures of African American women constitute a dual commitment to form and content.”

Her work is included in museum collections around the world, including The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; and the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.

In 2012, Saar participated in the project AFRO: Black Identity in America and Brazil at Tamarind, and made three lithographs that address the complexities of personal identity.