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Alison Saar

Alumna Alison Saar

Interview on Youtube

Alison Saar ('81, MFA Fine Arts) was born in Los Angeles in 1956 to celebrated African American artist Betye Saar and painter-conservator Richard Saar.

She is a recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, an Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Artist Fellowship.

Boston Globe review of Alison Saar exhibit

The Boston Globe review of the exhibition Still… by alumna Alison Saar called it a “stirring exhibit (that) cracks open some painful packages, but it also unpacks some sweetness” The exhibition, curated by Ben Maltz Director Meg Linton, opened at Otis, and traveled to Davenport, IA and Baltimore before stopping in Boston.

Alison Saar

Part of the series: Otis Legacy Project: Interviews of Distinguished Otis Alumni. Alison Saar attended Otis in 1981. She is well known as a sculptor although she works in several mediums. Her work generally deals with gender issues. Alison was interviewed by Otis students in March 2008. This is an excerpt from the longer video available in the Otis Millard Sheets Library.