Sarah Sze

Sarah Sze was born in Boston in 1969, and now she lives and works in New York.  In 1991 Sze got her BA at Yale University in New Haven, CT.  She got her MFA in 1997 at the School of Visual Arts in New York.  One thing that is interesting about Sarah Sze is that she is interested by multiple subject matters, so her work is always new and changing.  For instance, some of her work plays with disorientation, movement, and disintegration, while other pieces play with the objects actual orientation, either making it ironic or contradicting.  Sze has also found interest in one of the most important human senses sight.  She has also created pieces that can and some are part of larger pieces.  it is as if the objects are a part of one bigger machine, creating imagery that goes beyond the frame.  She has also found interest in weather, atmosphere, and fleeting situations.  Besides her wide range of multiple concepts, Sze uses numerous types of technology to create her projects, for instance, lithography and silk screen.

Currently, Sze lives in New Yok and is a faculty member at the School of the Arts at Columbia University.  She teaches the Advances Printmaking Course with for the MFA program with her co-professors, Kiki Smith and Valerie Hammond.  Sze has collected a large range of awards, including:the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship (2003); John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2003); Louis Comfort Tiffany Award (1999); and the Rema Hort Mann Foundation award (1997).


  • Print Title: Ripe Fruit Falling
  • Date: 2012
  • Medium: Laser-cut silkscreen paper with hand-painted pebbles, string and 4 blue pushpins
  • Packaging Size: 47 x 19 1/2 x 1 in.
  • Carrier: Coventry Rag
  • Edition Size: 18


“LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies.” LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2016. <;.
“Biography.” Sarah Sze. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2016. <;.

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