Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – new media

Sarah Sharp

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – new media
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023

Sarah G. Sharp is an interdisciplinary artist working with alternative social histories, language, place, technology, and craft. Sharp was awarded a NYFA Media Arts Assistance Fund Grant in 2022 and will debut her Percent for Art-Public Art for Public Schools Permanent Artwork Commission in New York City in 2024.

Sharp is the creator of The Tool Book Project, a multi-modal series of theme-based publications, gallery exhibitions, panel discussions and other interactive public events where artists and community members exchange ideas around relevant social issues. Each publication raises funds for environmental and social justice organizations.

She has exhibited in numerous venues including The Aldrich Museum, CT; The Bronx Museum, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington, VA; Field Projects Gallery, NY; LMAK Gallery, NY; and Spring Break Art Fair, NY.

Sharp is the recipient of a Getty Library Research Grant, NYFA/Wave Hill Media Arts Assistance Fund Grant; Brooklyn Arts Council Grant; and Bronx Museum AIM Fellowship. She has been in residence at The Emily Harvey Foundation, Venice, Italy; Joya at Cortijada Los Gázquez in Almeria, Spain; Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, AZ; The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT; and the Textile Arts Center, NY.

She is currently developing an augmented reality (AR) app that activates textile and wallpaper-based artworks in her series Women Looking, which explores archival material from the underground feminist press in the US from the early 1970’s.

At MacDowell, Sharp developed a new series of textile-based sculptural works inspired by research she conducted into the history of lacemaking and other traditional crafts during her 2023 residency at Elizabeth Harvey Foundation in Venice, Italy.



Sarah Sharp worked in the Heinz studio.

The icehouse, built of fieldstone in 1914–1915, was a practical part of Marian MacDowell’s plan for a self-sufficient farm. Winter ice cut from a nearby pond was stored here for summer use on the property. Idle since 1940, it was a handsome but outdated farm building. In 1995, Mrs. Drue Heinz, a vice chairman…

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