Sarah Oppenheimer / Yale University School of Art

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
September 16, 2015 - 5:30pm

Sarah Oppenheimer will present a lecture in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. The talk is co-sponsored by the Wexner Center for the Arts and is free and open to the public.

Oppenheimer is a visual artist based in New York City. Her work crosses the boundaries between sculpture and architecture and both disorients and clarifies the physical and perceptual experience of the built environment. Describing her work in Art Forum, Julian Rose writes, "Oppenheimer, literally working inside architecture, has found a new place for a new kind of subject. She offers a welcome reminder that architecture -- and by extension the space of today -- need not be experienced in a state of distraction, or worse, an induced fog of affect, but can instead be explored in a condition of uncertainty and attention."

In 2012, Oppenheimer presented a new body of work titled "D-33" at PPOW gallery in New York that reconfigured the gallery space as a set of interconnected views using a system of interlocking aluminum and glass apertures. Also in 2012, the Baltimore Museum of Art opened its newly renovated wing featuring a permanent commission by Oppenheimer. In 2017, her work will be exhibited at OSU’s Wexner Center for the Arts.

In addition to solo exhibitions, Oppenheimer has participated in many group shows including “Odd Lots” at White Columns, NY (2005), “Off The Wall” at Hunter College, New York, NY (2005), “Facts on the Ground” at CCS Hessel Museum (2007), “Automatic Cities” at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (2009) and “Factory Direct” at The Andy Warhol Museum (2012).

Oppenheimer has been the recipient of many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship (2007), the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation (2010-11), the Rome Prize (2010-11) and the Joan Mitchell Foundation fellowship (2011). She received her MFA from Yale University.