Sarah Crowner in front of Wall (Yellow Teracotta) at the Wright Restaurant at the Guggenheim Museum. Courtesy of David Heald and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.
Sarah Crowner’s diverse practice ranges from paintings and ceramics to sculpture and theater curtains. She is known for bold, geometric compositions that reflect a craft-oriented methodology. Her paintings and tile works incorporate forms found in architecture, nature, and in the history of 20th-century art and design. Crowner’s most recent solo exhibitions include New York’s Casey Kaplan Gallery in 2018 and 2015, with 2016 solo shows at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA; Simon Lee, London; and Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm. Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where she completed an installation at The Wright Restaurant in 2017. In 2013, she participated in a major survey exhibition on abstract painting at the Walker Art Center and was part of the Whitney Biennial 2010, curated by Francesco Bonami and Gary Carrion-Murayari. In 2012, she published Format, her first large-scale artist’s book. Crowner is a contributor for the Center publication, The Sentient Archive: Bodies, Performance, and Memory (2018), which gathers the work of artists and cultural practitioners with essays that illustrate how the body serves as a repository for knowledge.
Read Crowner's essay excerpt from The Sentient Archive here.