Sarah FitzSimons

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SARAH FITZSIMONS

sarahfitz66@hotmail.com

   

EDUCATION

2005  Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture, University of California, Los Angeles

2000  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture, Ohio University  

2000  Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Ohio University

 

SELECTED SOLO AND 2-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016  Klemm Gallery  THREE HOUSES  Adrian MI.

2015  6018North in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial  HOUSE (Tricia Van Eck, curator)  Chicago, IL.

2014  Djerassi Resident Artist Program, HOUSE FOR DJERASSI Woodside, CA.

2012  Casa da Inquisição, Monsaraz PONTO E COORDINADA (with José Carlos Teixeira) Reguengos de Monsaraz, Portugal.

2010  ANY QUESTIONS? (solo project within Vadehavsfestival, Stan Coenders and Petra Derkzen, curators) Mandø, Denmark.

2009  I-Park ENVIRONMENTAL ART BIENNALE (solo project within biennale) East Haddam, CT.

2008  SoFA Gallery, Indiana University FUSION CULTURE (Rob Off, curator) Bloomington, IN.

2007  EnView Gallery OROGENY (Christine Finley and Chloe Flores, curators) Long Beach, CA.

2006  Bridger-Teton National Forest TENT (outdoor installation) Jackson, WY.

2004  Pacific Coast Hwy TIDE BED (outdoor installation and performance) Santa Monica, CA.

2000  Trissolini Gallery BFA Exhibition Athens, OH.

   

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016   Chazen Museum of Art  Art Department Faculty Quadrennial Exhibition  Madison, WI.

2015   Soil Gallery  Between Places  (3-person exhibition with Michael Boonstra and Andy Myers)  Seattle, WA.

           Extéril Gallery  Poste – Vídeo Arte  (Joao Baeta, curator)  Porto, Portugal.

           Tiger Strikes Asteroid Gallery  Pulp in Ashes  Los Angeles, CA.

           Slavic Village  Rooms to Let: CLE  (Sai Sinbondit, curator)  Cleveland, OH.

           James Watrous Gallery, Waterways (3-person exhibition, Jody Clowes, curator) Madison, WI.

2013  Madison Museum of Contemporary Art  Wisconsin Triennial  Madison, WI.

           Extéril Gallery Poste – Vídeo Arte (Joao Baeta, cutrator) Porto, Portugal.

           University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery  Ossuary (Laurie Beth Clark, curator)  Knoxville, TN.

2012  International Forest Art Path Reality and Romanticism (Ute Ritschel, curator) Darmstadt, Germany.

           Hyde Park Art Center The Hairy Blob (Adelheid Mers, curator) Chicago, IL.

           Chazen Museum of Art Compendium 2012 Madison, WI.

2011  Maus Habitos + Passos Manuel Between Document and Fiction Porto, Portugal.

2010  Kennedy Museum of Art Faculty Exhibition - Ohio University Athens, OH.

           Firehouse Gallery This World, Other World (David Grozinsky, curator) Burlington, VT.

2009  Spaces Gallery Internal Compasses Cleveland, OH.

2008  Kennedy Museum of Art Faculty Exhibition - Ohio University Athens, OH.

2007  Cypress College Gallery Who Killed Bambi? (Chris Hoff, curator) Cypress, CA.

2006  New Langton Arts Squatting at Langton (John Baldessari, curator) San Francisco, CA.

           Moonlight Mesa Desert Pier (outdoor installation) Joshua Tree, CA.

2005  Pacific Design Center Supersonic Los Angeles, CA.

           California State University Long Beach Greater LA MFA Exhibition Long Beach, CA.

           UCLA New Wright Gallery MFA Exhibition  Los Angeles, CA.

           I-5 Gallery Character Traits Los Angeles, CA.

           College Art Association Conference Open Screen Atlanta, GA.

2004  Santa Monica Museum of Art Incognito (benefit show) Santa Monica, CA.

2001  Arrowmont Studio Assistant Exhibition Gatlinburg, TN.

2000  Casa Nueva Furniture Drawings+Domestic Spaces Athens, OH.

  

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, & AWARDS

2014  Simon and Bill Martin Artful Harvest Circle Fellowship, Djerassi Program, Woodside, CA.

2013  Efroymson Contemporary Art Fellowship, Efroymson Family Foundation, Indianapolis, IN

2012  Fall Competition Research Grant, Graduate School, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI.

2011  WARF Travel Award and Research Grant, Graduate School, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI.

2010  Fast Track Grant, Ohio Arts Council Columbus, OH

2009  MacArthur Transportation Fund Grant, MacDowell Colony Peterborough, NH.

           Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center Johnson, VT.

           I-Park Environmental Art Grant, East Haddam, CT.

2004  Art Council Scholarship, University of California, Los Angeles, CA.

           D’Arcy Hayman Stipend, University of California, Los Angeles, CA.

           Regents Stipend, University of California, Los Angeles, CA.

2003  Graduate Division Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles , CA.

2001  Studio Assistantship Grant, Arrowmont School of Art Gatlinburg, TN.

2000  Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society, Ohio University Athens, OH.

           Dean’s Scholarships, Ohio University (1996-2000) Athens, OH.

           Edna Way Fellowship (Art) Ohio University Athens, OH.

  

RESIDENCIES

2014  Djerassi Artist Residency Woodside, CA.

2012  International Forest Art Path Darmstadt, Germany.

2010  Wadden Art Foundation AnyQuestions? Mandø, Denmark.

2009  MacDowell Colony Peterborough, New Hampshire.

           I-Park Environmental Art Residency East Haddam, Connecticut.

           Vermont Studio Center Johnson, Vermont.

  

CURATED PORTFOLIO REGISTRIES

2005-2017  The Drawing Center New York, New York.

2006-2017  White Columns New York, New York.

  

INVITED ARTIST LECTURES

2016   Kohler Art Library, Madison, WI.

2015   Cleveland Institute of Art,  Cleveland, OH.

          James Watrous Gallery, Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters.  Madison, WI.

2013  Instituto Superior Técnico (National School of Architecture) Lisbon, Portugal.

           Residency Unlimited in partnership with Arte Institute, Brooklyn, NY.

           Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI.

           University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

2012  Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL.

           International Forest Art Center, Darmstadt, Germany.

           Chazen Museum of Art, Madison WI.

2011  California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA.

           School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

           University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

           Carthage College, Kenosha, WI.

           Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

2010  Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.

2008  Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

  

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

“Chicago Architecture Biennial”  School of the Art Institute of Chicago (biannual magazine)  pp. 10-11  Spring 2017  Chicago, IL.

 

Houses of the Other World”  Davide Luca  Parola d’Arte (webzine) pp.14-15 Issue #8 Global Popular City, Winter/2017  Rome, Italy.  

https://issuu.com/paroladarte/docs/parola_d_arte__8

 

“House, by Sarah Fitzsimons”  Amanda Jane Jones  Define Magazine  pp. 92-95  Issue 003 Home  June/2016  Chicago, IL.

 

“Art & Culture, Outward Bound”  Anh-Minh Le  Modern Luxury Silicon Valley  p. 67  May/June 2016  San Francisco, CA.

 

“Frame of Mind: The Chicago Architecture Biennial Lines Up a Unique View of Home” Janna Levitt Azure Magazine  p. 114  Jan/Feb 2016  Toronto, Canada.

 

“Some Reflections on the Chicago Architecture Biennial”  Susan Snodgrass   In/Site: Reflections on the Art of Place (blog) 2/1/16  Chicago, IL. 

https://insitereflectionsontheartofplace.wordpress.com/2016/02/01/some-reflections-on-the-chicago-architecture-biennial

 

“A Dilapidated Mansion Becomes an Experimental Art Gallery” Antwaun Sargent  The Creator’s Project(blog) 10/21/15.  

http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/a-dilapidated-mansion-becomes-an-experimental-art-gallery

 

“Chicago Mimarlık Bienali #2” Vbenzeri (online magazine) 10/16/15, Turkey.  http://vbenzeri.com/Article.aspx?pId=1801

 

“Sarah FitzSimons Outlines a Traditional American House with Chicago Lakefront Installation”  Jenna McKnight  Dezeen Magazine 10/8/15  London, UK. 

http://www.dezeen.com/2015/10/08/sarah-fitzsimons-american-house-installation-usa-chicago-architecture-biennial-2015

 

“Chicago Architecture Biennial: 10 Events Not to Miss”  Editorial Team  The Spaces (online magazine)  10/1/15.

http://thespaces.com/2015/10/01/chicago-architecture-biennial-10-events-not-to-miss

 

“Who Made That?” Jason Foumberg  Chicago Magazine  p. 38  10/2015  Chicago, IL.  

www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/October-2015/See-Sarah-FitzSimonss-New-Public-Sculpture

 

“Chicago Architecture Biennial Preview – Exploring Space, Home, House, and Shelter”  Liz Chilsen Chicago Now (blog) 9/29/15. 

www.chicagonow.com/neighborland/2015/09/chicago-architecture-biennial-preview-exploring-space-home-house-and-shelter

 

The Experience of Modern Sculpture: A Guide to Enjoying Works of the Past 100 Years  Philip Palmedopp. 158-159  Schiffer Publishing  7/2015  Atglen, PA.

 

“Artist Sarah FitzSimons on Bringing Definition to Oceans”  Scott Gordon  Tone Madison (blog)  4/16/15  Madison, WI.

http://www.tonemadison.com/articles/artist-sarah-fitzsimons-on-bringing-definition-to-oceans

 

“An Intimate Relationship With Water: Revealing the Artistic Process” Rachel Bruya  Waters of Wisconsin (WOW) Blog 3/12/15  Madison, WI.  

www.wisconsinacademy.org/blog/waters-wisconsin/intimate-relationship-water-revealing-artistic-process

 

“Water Inspires Art at the James Watrous Gallery”  Katie Vaughn  Madison Magazine, 3/11/15  Madison, WI.

 

“Waterways” Jody Clowes  Wisconsin People & Ideas, Vol. 61, No. 1  pp. 28-36, Winter 2015, Madison, WI.

 

“Art City Review: The force of history bears down on the Wisconsin Triennial”  Mary Louise Schumacher  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  10/18/13  Milwaukee, WI.  

www.jsonline.com/blogs/entertainment/228345561.html

 

“Pacific Quilt (featuring Henry & Marguerite)”  Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (video review) 10/2013  Madison, WI.

http://vimeo.com/77254846  

 

Jose Carlos Teixeira / Sarah FitzSimons, Recent Works”  Arte Institute (video interview) 3/2013  Brooklyn, NY.

http://vimeo.com/64629443

 

Schlagwort-Archive: Kunst”   Hackentricks Universum (blog)   9/3/12  Frankfurt, Germany.  

http://hackentrick.wordpress.com/tag/kunst/#

 

“6. Internationaler Waldkunstpfad  mehr als ein netter Sonntagsspaziergang Rauschmittel (blog)   8/30/12   Darmstadt, Germany.

http://ah-rauschmittel.blogspot.com/2012/08/6-internationaler-waldkunstpfad-mehr.html

 

Neuer Waldkunstpfad wird am Samstag eröffnet”  Von Roland Held  ECHO Online  8/10/12  Darmstadt, Germany.

www.echo-online.de/nachrichten/kunstundkultur/10waldkunst_rh120810./Neuer-Waldkunstpfad-wird-am-Samstag-eroeffnet;art1161,3130373

 

Internationaler Waldkunstpfad Darmstadt”  GG Online 8/10/12  Germany.

www.gg-online.de/html/waldkunstpfad_darmstadt.htm

 

“KURZUM: Realität und Romantik im Wald”  ReinMein  8/10/12  Darmstadt, Germany.

www.reinmein.info/home/singlehome/article/kurzum-realitaet-und-romantik-im-wald.html

 

“Ponto e Coordinada, Sarah FitzSimons e José Carlos Teixeira”  Monsaraz, Museu Aberto  (page 38) 7/2012  Monsaraz, Portugal. 

 

“Hyde Park Art Center / Hairy Blob”  Emmaline Niendorf  THE SEEN  Chicago’s International Art and Design Blog   4/30/12  Chicago, IL.

http://blog.expositionchicago.com/art-seen-chicago/hyde-park-art-center-hairy-blob/

 

“Behind the Hairy Blob: A Conversation with Adelheid Mers”   Danielle Jackson The Chicago Arts Archive  4/30/12  Chicago, IL.

http://sixtyinchesfromcenter.org/archive/?p=15026

 

“Hairy What?”  Sam Worley   Chicago Reader - Art Critics Choice  4/25/2012  Chicago, IL.

www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/hairy-what/Content?oid=6142433  

 

“Top 5 Weekend Picks (4/20-4/22)”  Bad At Sports, Contemporary Art Talk (blog)  4/20/12  Chicago, IL.

http://badatsports.com/tags/sarah-fitzsimons/

 

“The Hairy Blob”  Dan Blystone   Art World Chicago  http://artworldchicago.com/2012/04/16/hairy-blob  4/16/2012  Chicago, IL.

 

Compendium 2012  Chazen Museum of Art  (catalog)   2/2012   Madison, WI.   

 

Chazen Expansion, Recent Hires Give New Life to UW-Madison Art Department Show.”  Gayle Worland  Wisconsin State Journal  

1/29/12  Madison, WI.  http://host.madison.com/wsj/entertainment/arts_and_theatre/visual/chazen-expansion-recent-hires-give-new-life-to-uw-madison/article_07bca956-490b-11e1-981b-0019bb2963f4.html

 

Any Questions? The Mandø Dialogues  (book)  Foundation Wadden Art   2/2011  Denmark. 

 

“Bricks”  Irna Hofman  Wadden Art  (blog)  http://waddenart.wordpress.com/  9/22/2010  Mandø, Denmark.

 

Mandø: Wattenmeerfestival vereint Kunst und Natur”  Volker Heesch  Nordschleswiger  9/11/2010  Esbjerg, Denmark.

 

Kunst Uden Spørgsmal,” Jannik Bork  Jydskevestkysten  9/9/2010  Esbjerg, Denmark.

 

Sær kunst  Mandø,“  TV Syd  (national news)  www.tvsyd.dk/artikel/59862?autoplay=1   9/8/2010  Denmark. 

 

“Modern Art in a Rural Setting.”  Petra Derkzen  Rural Sociology Weblog   9/5/2010  Wageningen, Netherlands.

 

Mandø Bliver et Kunstnerisk Omdrejningspunkt” Stephen Demeny  p26  Budstikken Esbjerg  9/1/2010  Esbjerg, Denmark.

 

“Windows on the Worlds,  Art Review: "This World, Other World”  Amy Rahn  Seven Days   3/3/2010  Burlington, VT.

 

“Art News: SPACES Finds A Compass”   Michael Gill  Cleveland Scene  5/13/2009  Cleveland, OH.  

 www.clevescene.com/cleveland/arts-news-spaces-finds-a-compass/Content?oid=1569413

 

“Activist Art at the SoFA Gallery” Lori Canada  The Bloomington Alternative  2/17/2008  Bloomington, IN.   

 www.bloomingtonalternative.com/articles/2008/02/17/9090

 

“Cypress College exhibit explores nature's relationship with man.”  Michael Bucellato   The Cypress Chronicle   9/27/07   Cypress, CA.  

 

“Riddle Me This”   Rebecca Schoenkopf   The District Weekly   9/19/2007   Long Beach, CA.

 

“Sarah FitzSimons @ EnView”  Chris Hoff  The OC Art Blog: Contemporary Art in Orange County 1/24/2007  Long Beach, CA.

  

TEACHING

2011-2017  ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, SCULPTURE University of Wisconsin Madison, WI.

2009-2010  VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, SCULPTURE Ohio University Athens, OH.

2007-2008  VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, FOUNDATIONS AND SCULPTURE Ohio University

2007  INSTRUCTOR Brentwood Art Center Los Angeles, CA.

2003-2005  TEACHING ASSISTANT UCLA Department of Sculpture Los Angeles, CA.

  

OTHER WORK AND INTERNSHIPS  

2010-2011 English Instructor, Berlitz School of Languages Lisbon, Portugal.

2009 Visiting Artist, Castlemont Business and IT High School Oakland, CA.

2005 Studio Assistant and Sculpture Fabricator, Won Ju Lim Eagle Rock, CA.

2003-2005 Sculpture Lab Monitor, University of California, Los Angeles, CA.

2001 Woodshop Studio Assistant, Arrowmont School of Art, Gatlinburg, TN.

2000 Intern, Museum Guide, and Artist Assistant The Chinati Foundation Marfa, TX.