Sarah Seager

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Sarah Seager
Sarah Seager, Axe Handles (1999).jpg
Axe Handles, 1991
Born January, 1958
Springfield, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Education University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Los Angeles
Movement Conceptual art
Awards Nominated for a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, 2011

Sarah Seager (born in 1958 Springfield, Massachusetts) is a conceptual artist associated with the California Conceptualism movement of the late 1980s through mid-1990s based out of Los Angeles, California. She is known for making "clean works, many of them white, in which objects seem not so much removed from function as between functions"[1] as described by Michael Brenson of the New York Times. She is also known for her published art work by the title "Excuse my Dust" that was done in conjunction with the curators of the Smithsonian Institution [2].


Sarah Seager was born in January, 1958, and is the second child of David and Gretchen Seager. She lived for brief periods in Massachusetts, Florida, Texas, then Southern California, where she currently resides. Sarah received her Bachelor of Arts with Honors, at the University of California, Berkeley, in Spring of 1982. She was awarded a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles in the spring of 1987.


Solo Exhibitions[3]


  • 188 loose elements, things like...., LACE - Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA


  • The World Of Sculpture, (theater of invisibles), - Galerie Michael Janssen - Köln, Cologne (closed, 2007)


  • Proposal for installation with sarong pants, Claremont Graduate University (catalogue)


  • Proposals, Tanja Grunert Gallery, Koln, Germany


  • Proposals, 1301PE Santa Monica, California


  • Excuse My Dust, 1301PE Santa Monica, California



  • Luhring Augustine, New York, New York
  • Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles, California


  • Dennis Anderson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibitions[4]


  • WORD: Poetry Based work in Permanent Collection, MOCA, Miami, Florida
  • On the Line, curated by Cody Trepte - Meg Cranston, Larry Johnson, Sarah Seager, Mitchell Syrop - LACE - Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions,


  • Index: Conceptualism in California from the permanent collection, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA


  • 560 Broadway, A New York Drawing Collection at Work, 1991-2006


  • Bleischrift - Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn & Taxis BV:BKV, Bregenz



  • Primal Screams and Songs - Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA), Miami, FL
  • Michael Brewster/Sarah Seager - LACE - Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA


  • White Album, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA


  • Real places? - Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany
  • Extra Art: A Survey of Artists’ Ephemera, 1960-1999, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, Ca




  • World Speak Dumb, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Melbourne, Australia (catalogue)
  • Bliss, L.A.C.E., Los Angeles, California (catalogue)
  • Bring Your Own Walkman, W139 Voorzaal, Amsterdam, Denmark



  • temporary translations(s) Sammlung Schurmann, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (catalogue)
  • Pure Beauty, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
  • Oblique, Roger Merians Gallery, New York, New York


  • Pure Beauty, American Center Paris, France
  • (cut) LOS ANGELES '90 ERNES KUNTSTSCENE, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Denmark (catalogue)
  • Bullock, Meg Cranston, Sarah Seager, Thadeus Strode, Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland (catalogue)
  • Gary Graves, Sarah Seager, and Richard Wentworth, Patrick Callery, New York, New York


  • Whiteness and Wounds - The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada (catalogue)
  • Nonspectacle and The Limitations of Popular Opinion, Hirsch Farm Project, Madison, Wisconsin(catalogue)
  • restaurant, Marc Jancou, Paris, France (catalogue)
  • Jorge Pardo, Sarah Seager, Rirkit Tiravanija, Lincoln Tobier, 1301PE Santa Monica, California




  • Group Show, Meg Cranston, Sarah Seager and Thaddeus Strode, Galerie Schurr, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Gavin Brown, Moyra Davey, Jorge Pardo, Massimo Audiello, NY, NY
  • Laib, Ruchrein, Seager, Spitzer, Umberg, Galerie Lelong, NY, NY
  • Contingent Realms: Four Contemporary Sculptors, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY NY
  • 5th Anniversary Exhibition, Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Tom Henry 11, Liz Larner, Jorge Pardo, Thaddeus Strode, Linda Rousch, Luhnring Augustine, Santa Monica, CA


  • Loaded, Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • Carl Bronson, Mike Gonzales, Tom Henry 111, Chris Wilder, Asher/Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


1. Michael Brenson Review/Art; In the Arena of the Mind, at the Whitney [6] October 19, 1990

2. Smithsonian Institution Research Information System [7]

3,4. [8]

External links[edit]

  • Sarah Seager [9]
  • Conversation with Cody Trepte [10]
  • SFMOMA Collection [11]
  • MOCA Collection [12]
  • LA Times Review [13]
  • LA Times Review [14]
  • LA Times Review [15]
  • Artleak [16]
  • Frieze [17]