Joe Sasarak

Respite Series

Artist's Statement

My work can be traced back to my own personal history and experiences, yet rather than being personal symbols, it is a product of a collective memory that I share with the viewer. Sculpting, painting, and photographing the miniature, I create domestic interior scenes that examine the psychology of space and the ideas of self and other, queer identity, desire, love, loss, sanctuary and transcendence.

Selected Exhibitions

2020
Group Show, Brooklyn Consignment, New York, NY

MFA in Visual Arts Graduate Exhibition, Lunder Arts Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2019
Why Do you Build Me Up?, Vandernoot Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2017
Painting on Panels, Castello di Spannocchia, Italy

154th Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2016
Drawing to See, Castello di Spannocchia, Italy

Education

2020
Lesley Art + Design, Cambridge, MA
MFA

2016
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
Fine Arts Certificate

1998
The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
BS, Biology