Sarah Rosalena: Pointing Star
On view April 16 - July 30, 2023
Sarah Rosalena: Pointing Star is the debut museum solo exhibition by the artist.
Sarah Rosalena (Wixárika, b. 1982, Los Angeles) is Assistant Professor of Art at UC Santa Barbara in Computational Craft and Haptic Media. Her work deconstructs technology with material interventions, creating new narratives for hybrid objects that function between human/nonhuman, ancient/future, handmade/autonomous to override power structures rooted in colonialism. She has received awards from Artadia, Creative Capital, the LACMA Art + Tech Lab Grant, Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, the Steve Wilson Award from Leonardo, the International Society for Art, Sciences, and Technology, and the Craft Futures Grant from Center for Craft. She has presented her work and research at places such as LACMA, Blum & Poe Gallery, Frieze LA, New Wight Gallery, and Ars Electronica. Her solo exhibition For Submersion, with Clockshop, is currently on view at Los Angeles Historic Park. Upcoming solo exhibitions include LACMA/Mount Wilson Observatory and Sarah Rosalena: In All Directions at the Columbus Museum of Art. Her work is in the permanent collection at LACMA.
Image: Sarah Rosalena, Spiral Arm, 2023, hand-dyed cochineal wool yarn, black cotton yarn, 33 x 41 inches. Courtesy the Artist.