Sarah Urist Green

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Sarah Urist Green
Sarah Urist Green, 2007 (cropped).jpg
Green in 2007
Born
Sarah Urist

1979/1980 (age 39–40)
Alma materColumbia University (MA)
Northwestern University (BA)
Spouse(s)
John Green (m. 2006)
Children2

Sarah Green (née Urist; born 1979/1980)[1] is an American art museum curator and the host of the PBS program The Art Assignment.

Early life and education[edit]

Green is originally from Washington, D.C., and grew up in Birmingham, Alabama.[1] She received a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University,[2] and a master's degree in art history from Columbia University.[3][4]

Career[edit]

Green worked as a curator for the Indianapolis Museum of Art from 2007 until leaving in 2013.[5] While there, she curated exhibitions such as "Andy Warhol Enterprises" and "Graphite", and also commissioned numerous works for the museum.[6]

On February 20, 2014, Green, with help from her husband John Green, launched "The Art Assignment"—a PBS online program in which artists encourage viewers to imitate their creative exercises.[1][5] The video series began with episodes that introduced viewers to practicing artists across the United States. After sharing background information about the artist and historical context for their work, Green invited the artists "assign" an art project to viewers following particular instructions.[7] Follow-up "highlights" videos featuring examples of user-submitted work were also posted, and Gallery 924 in Indianapolis held an exhibit of "Art Assignment" work in August 2016.[8] As the series evolved, Green branched out into different formats for the channel, including a popular series on "Art Cooking," in which she recreates recipes from famous artists such as Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí.[9] There are also videos that focus on "The Case For" or "Better Know" particular artists or pieces, such as Andy Warhol, in which Green brings her art critic skills to bear on explaining and analyzing well-known staples of the art world.[10][11]

Green has adapted the video assignments into a book, You Are an Artist: Assignments to Spark Creation, set to be released in 2020.[12]

Green has also been a juror for the 3D category of the ArtPrize competition, as well as for ArtPrize's Pitch Night event.[13][14]

Personal life[edit]

Urist met John Green when they both attended the same preparatory school in Indian Springs, Alabama.[4] They became reacquainted eight years later in Chicago, when Green began dating Urist's boxing partner; after they broke up, he became friends with Urist.[3] Urist became engaged to Green on April 22, 2005,[4] and the two married on May 21, 2006.[15] They have two children: Henry and Alice.[3] In his early videos, Green often referred to his wife as the "yeti", because she was talked about frequently in his videos but, by her own request, was not shown on camera during them.[3][16] As John Green's internet presence grew into a career and Sarah Urist Green's own professional life developed, she has grown more comfortable in front of the camera, stating in an interview in 2013, "I'm ready now to acknowledge now that I'm no longer really 'The Yeti,' but I'm a full person."[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Harry, Lou (February 1, 2014). "2014 Forty Under 40: Sarah Urist Green". Indianapolis Business Journal. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  2. ^ "Sarah Urist Green". Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d Talbot, Margaret (June 9, 2014). "The Teen Whisperer". The New Yorker. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "Countdown to Bliss". The Observer. November 7, 2005. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Lindquist, David (February 17, 2014). "Will you accept Sarah Urist Green's 'Art Assignment'?". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  6. ^ Pinegar, Laura (January 17, 2014). "Sarah Urist Green Has a New Frame of Mind". Indianapolis Monthly. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  7. ^ dgrossman@nuvo.net, Dan Grossman //. "Sarah Urist Green's Evolving Art Assignment". NUVO. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  8. ^ "'The Art Assignment' takes side trip into physical realm". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  9. ^ "PBS' 'The Art Assignment' Combines Humor with Art History". Study Breaks. December 23, 2018. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  10. ^ dgrossman@nuvo.net, Dan Grossman //. "Sarah Urist Green's Evolving Art Assignment". NUVO. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  11. ^ "Five Years Of "The Art Assignment"". Indianapolis Monthly. February 1, 2019. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  12. ^ "You Are an Artist by Sarah Urist Green". Penguin Random House. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  13. ^ Kaczmarczyk, Jeffrey (September 28, 2015). "Newcomers dominate ArtPrize 2015 Jurors' Shortlist". MLive.com. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  14. ^ Chen, Wei-Huan (March 31, 2016). "ArtPrize's Pitch Night returns to Indianapolis Museum of Art". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  15. ^ "May 21st: Comment Bashing, Anniversaries and EBO Ladies". Vlogbrothers. May 21, 2007. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 19, 2016. Retrieved February 9, 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  17. ^ "We Talk to John Green About His New Project". Bustle. Retrieved July 29, 2019.

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