Biography

Sarah Kurz (b. 1981, New Jersey) is a New York-based artist whose representational paintings draw from personal, literary and cinematic imagery to portray the psychological dimension of images. Engaging with themes of longing, desire, death, fear, resilience, and the passage of time, Kurz's work presents as interiors rendering everyday intimacies and the emotionally complex terrain of relationships, individual experience and the elusive nature of feelings. Kurz’ solo exhibitions include Made for Love at Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY, and Yellow Sea at Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, MA. Selected group exhibitions include: Sargent's Daughters, New York, NY; Spring Break Art Show 2016, New York, NY; I-20 Gallery, New York; Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, MA; Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, among others. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, including Flash Art, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Artnet Magazine, and Art Critical. Kurz is the recipient of the Robert Rauschenberg Residency and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant from the Atlantic Center for the Arts.

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BORN

1981, New Jersey, United States

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016       

Yellow Sea, Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, MA, USA

 

2012       

Made For Love, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY, USA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018        

Against Forgetting I & II, Gaa Gallery, Provincetown and Wellfleet, MA, USA

Domestic, Deanna Evans Gallery, New York, NY, USA

 

2017       

Black Mirror, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, curated by Teriha Yaegashi, New York, NY, USA

Social Photography V, carriage trade, New York, NY, USA

 

2016        

Casheesh, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, USA

Chronic Blooms, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, USA

⌘Copy⌘Paste: SPRING / BREAK Art Show, Curated by Teriha Yaegashi, Ella Marder, Lara Pan, and Juliette Premmereur, New York, NY, USA

Sarah Kurz and Jansson Stegner, The Roger Smith Hotel, New York, NY, USA

 

2015       

Rose is a Rose, Lepore Savage Gallery, New York, NY, USA

 

2014      

Birds, Bernaducci Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Interior Dialogue: Karen Heagle, Lonnie Holley, Sarah Kurz and Matvey Levenstein, Sargent's Daughters, New York, NY, USA

 

2013       

Goddesses, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, USA

The Lonley Sea and the Sky, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Mythical Beasts, One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY, USA

 

2012       

FAM NYC: The Exquisite Corpse Project, Essex St Market, New York, NY, USA

The Big Show, The Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY, USA

 

2011

Make Skateboards, I-20 Gallery, New York, NY, USA

GREY AREA, Water Mill, NY, USA
Chain Letter, Samson Projects, Boston, MA, USA
Next Art Fair, Allegra LaViola Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
Triple Nickel, New York, NY, USA
Pornucopia, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY, USA

 

2010       

Reclining Nudes, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, USA
Portrait of a Lady, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Sex Sells, CIRCA10, Arte Foundation, San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

2008       

Due Ritratti: Mark Kostabi e Sarah Kurz, Camponeschi, Rome, Italy
Full of You, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Temple Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Twofold, Doran Gallery, Boston, MA, USA

 

2007       

Sarah Kurz: Recent Work, Temple University Gallery, Rome, Italy

 

2006       

Seven in a Room, curated by Cecilia Canziani, Temple University Gallery, Rome, Italy

 

2003       

Advanced Printmaking, Neiman Gallery, New York, NY, USA

 

AWARDS + RESIDENCIES
2018    

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency, Captiva, FL, USA

 

2016     

Artist in Residence at Vermont Studio Center, VT, USA; Grant Recipient

 

2013    

Artist in Residence at Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO, USA

 

2009       

Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency, Will Cotton Master Artist, New Smyrna, FL, USA

Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant from Atlantic Center for the Arts


2007    

Teaching Fellowship Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

 

EDUCATION
MFA Department of Painting and Sculpture, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2008        
BA Visual Arts and Art History, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2003        

 

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