Sarah Sze is an American contemporary artist celebrated for her vast multimedia sculptural installations. Drawing from a Modernist perspective, her work attempts to navigate and model the ceaseless proliferation of information and objects in contemporary life. These sculptures incorporate a plethora of everyday materials, ranging from household items to photographs, and aim to challenge the static nature of sculptural practice. In a wide-ranging artistic career, Sze has also produced smaller-scale sculptures and drawings on paper.
Sze represented the United States at the Venice Biennale with a solo pavilion presentation entitled ‘Triple Point’ in 2013, and was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2003. She has exhibited in museums worldwide, and her works are held in the permanent collections of many prominent institutions, including The Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; as well as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Foundation Cartier in Paris.
Based in New York City, Sze is currently professor of visual arts at Columbia University, having previously lectured at Yale University and the School of Visual Arts. Recent notable public projects of hers include a permanent installation of drawings at the 96th Street subway station, as commissioned by MTA Arts & Design in 2017, and of a sculpture at the High Line Park, instated in 2012, both in her adopted city of New York.