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Sara Lee D'Alessandro

Biography to Display: 

1944 Born Long Island, NY

EDUCATION

1968 BFA Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

2001 Archipelago Foundation Kiln God Fellowship, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, New Castle, Maine

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1965-1967 Peace Corps, Brazil

1985-2003 Scenic Sculptor, United Scenic Artists Local 829

Carving for New Productions, Metropolitan Opera House, New York, New York

1994-2001 Pension and Welfare Trustee, United Scenic Artist Local 829

2001 Special Opportunity Stipend, New York Foundation for the Arts

2003 Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Grant

APPRENTICESHIPS & RESIDENCIES

1978 Residency, East End Arts Council, Riverhead, New York

1979 Residency, North Carolina Council for the Arts, Oriental, North Carolina

 

Sara D’Alessandro makes hand-built large-scale organic form ceramic sculptures, characterized by deep undercuts and richly textured surfaces. Sculptures are frequently meant for landscape installation D’Alessandro “allows for dynamic forms, textured surfaces, and spontaneity”, which she says cannot be accomplished by casting. After firing the surface is finished with drawing or painting. D’Alessandro states: “The process of arriving interests me more than having arrived.  These sculptures explore inhabitation and animation and do not pursue idealization.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Mudwasp Sculpture Site, Cuba, New Mexico

 

Website: http://mudwaspstudio.com/

Artist's Studio: Mudwasp Studio

 

Typical Marks

“My mark is my initials S, H, D'A combined into one figure with the apostrophe. It is drawn into the wet clay, on the body of the work, not under the foot. It usually is accompanied by the date.” Submitted 09 27 17

2014
Ascension--54"
Date: 2014
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Terracotta
Method: Coiled
Dimensions: 54" H
Surface Technique: Underglaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Compeers
Date: 2018
Form: Sculpture
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Paint
Photo: Artist
Undaunted--7'5"
Form: Sculpture
Method: Slab Built, Coiled, Hand Built
Dimensions: 7 feet 5 inches
Surface Technique: Paint
Photo: Artist
Azul--43"
Form: Sculpture
Method: Slab Built, Coiled, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Paint
Photo: Artist
Irezume--42"
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Coiled, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Paint
Photo: Artist
Sulcus
Form: Sculpture
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Paint
Photo: Artist
Two Earth Tongues
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Paint
Photo: Artist
Cleft---79" tall
Date: 2003
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand Built
Dimensions: 79' high
Surface Technique: Paint
Photo: Artist

Citation: Herrera, Carolyn. "The Marks Project." Last modified July 19, 2018. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/dalessandro