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 commitent 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.
More information about the artist
Los Angeles Times: Alison Saar Gives Her Sculptures an Inner Life
New York Foundation for the Arts: Alison Saar
Art in America: Alison Saar
LA Times Review: 9.27.2013
PBS: Arts & Culture: African American World: Modern Identities
The Huffington Post: The Painful Beauty of Alison Saar’s Stories
Sao Paulo: Consulate General of the U.S.: Dialogue Brasil-USA Through Lithography at Museu Afro Brasil