Sara Lee D'Alessandro

Sara Lee D’Alessandro, sculptor

BFA Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 1968
Peace Corps Brazil, SA 1965-1967
Voter Antoinette Perry Awards, 1998-2003
Scenic sculptor, United Scenic Artists Local 829, 1985-2003
Carving for the Metropolitan Opera House new productions, 12 years
Pension and Welfare Trustee, United Scenic Artist Local 829, 1994-2001
NMPCA Board, 2015 -2018, President 2017 -2018.

2018 “Resonations in Clay: Life on the Bosque”, jury show,
          Open Space Visitor’s Center Gallery, Albuquerque, NM,
          7/7/18 – 9/30/18.                                                              
2018    “Contemporary Clay – Informed by Tradition” Total Arts Gallery, Taos, NM
2018 - 2019  Abiquiu Inn Sculpture Garden, three large sculptures, Abiquiu, NM
2018    “Compeers” Two column installation courtyard Total Arts Gallery, Taos, NM 
2017    “Ascension” installed in Sculpture on the Square, Ft. Collins, CO
2017 - 2018  “Two Earth Tongues” installed in the courtyard of the Open Space Visitor’s Center,
             6500 Coors Road SW, Albuquerque, NM
2017-on going:  Billboard Project “Image Has No Spin”, mile marker 43N, Route 550, NM
2017     NMPCA in the Sunport Tunnel, invitational, 2/3 – 3/16/17, curator, Albuquerque, NM
2016     “Confrontations”, NMPCA member, Sixty-Six Gallery, 9/1 – 9/25/16, Albuquerque, NM
2016     “Digest This!”  Fuller Lodge, group jury exhibition, 4/22 – 6/11/16. Los Alamos, NM
2012-on going:  Billboard Project, “Image Has No Spin”, mile marker 13, Route 550, NM
2008-on going:  Mudwasp Sculpture Site, a viewing experience from your vehicle, outdoor
               installation large clay sculpture, exhibits changed periodically, Cuba, NM
2015      “From the Mind’s Eye” five early terra cotta figural works exhibited at the Seedboat
              Gallery as a part of the Silver City Clay Festival
2015      “Azul” polychrome fired clay unique installed in front of the Murray Ryan Visitors
              Center, Silver City, NM, May – Nov.
2014     “Romancing the Monomorphic Form” lecture given at CNM, Albuquerque, NM, Oct.
2014     “Monomorphic Form” solo exhibition at the Murray Ryan Visitors Center, Silver City,
              NM, July
2014     “Dauphin”, polychrome fired clay unique installed in front of the Murray Ryan
              Visitors Center, Silver City, NM
2012     “Surprising Similitude” two person exhibition, Las Cruces Museum of Art, June- July
2011      Sculpture in the Sculpture Garden, Preston Contemporary Art Center, Mesilla, NM
2011      Sculpture on the Grounds, Bear Mountain Lodge, Silver City, NM 2011-2014
2010      Preston Contemporary Art Center Fall Exhibition, Mesilla, NM
2010      Clay Sculpture “Into the Void” Matrix Fine Art, Nov., Albuquerque, NM
2009     “Emanations of a Fettered Mind” Robert Nichol’s Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2009     “From the Ground Up XXIV”, Las Cruces Museum of Art, Sept, Las Cruces, NM
2009     “Terra Cotta Sculpture by Sara D’Alessandro, March, Matrix Fine Art, Abq., NM
2008     “Coils in Terra Cotta” Matrix Fine Art, June, Albuquerque, NM
2007     “Organic Forms in Terra Cotta” Matrix Fine Art, April, Albuquerque, NM
2003      Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park, cont. installation of six element “Swamp Cabbage
              Colonnade”, 1998 - 2004, Skokie, IL
2002      “Tableaux Vivants”, solo exhibition, McKinney Gallery, 1/30 - 3/6, West Chester
               University, West Chester, PA
2000      “Sculpture by Sara Lee D’Alessandro and Drawings by Joyce Kubat”, Jamie Welker
               Curator, Heckscher Museum of Art, Rosyln,  NY
1999       “Mud Like a Blessing: Elemental Clay Sculpture” five artist invitational, Hunterdon
                Museum of Art, 11/14 - 1/15/00, Clinton, NJ
1999       “Art on the Square”, Chandler Arts Commission, 6/1/99 - 6/1/00, Chandler, AZ
1998       ”Long Island Artists:  Focus on Materials”, invitational, University Art Gallery, Staller
                Center for the Arts, SUNY at Stony Brook, June - July, Stony Brook, NY
1997       “Surface and Shadow:  Abstraction Revisited”, Catherine Valenza curator,
                Islip Art Museum, 9/28 - 11/16, East Islip, NY
1997       “Sculpture on Second”, Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Arts Council, 6/97 - 5/98, IA
1996       “Earth Tongues, Spires, Yearnings in Clay”, solo, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY
1996       “International Jury Show ‘96", Thelma Golden curator, March -April, NJ Center for
                the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
1995       “In Three Dimensions: Women Sculptors of the ‘90s”, Charlotte Streifer-Rubinstein
                 juror Snug Harbor Cultural Center, catalogue, all year, SI, NY
1995       “Three Rivers Art Festival”, US Steel building, Richard Flood juror, Pittsburgh, PA             

1994       “Columns in Terra Cotta”, solo exhibition, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY
1994       “34th Annual Jury Exhibition”, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
1992       “Terra Cotta for the Mind’s Eye”, solo exhibition, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY
1989       “Fish Tales and Other Whoppers”, solo exhibition, John T. Mather Memorial Hospital
                courtyard, Port Jefferson, NY
1989       “Art ‘Round Town:  Public Art in Private Places”, Sag Harbor, NY
1987       “Works by Women”, National Jury Sculpture Exhibition, catalogue, Carnegie Arts
                 Center, Covington, KY
1984       “Artist Choice Museum: The First Eight Years”, invitational, catalogue, New York, NY
1984       “Portraits: Form and Concept”, Ruth Bass curator, First Women’s Bank, NYC, NY
1983       “Bodies and Souls”, Artist Choice Museum invitational, Midtown Gallery, NYC, NY
1982       “28th Annual Jury Exhibition”, Dore Ashton curator, Parrish Art Museum, NY                

1980      “The Figure:  Sculpture in the Seventies”, traveling exhibition, Pratt Manhattan Center,
               AK Art Center, AZ St. University, Dartmouth Art Museum, catalogue, with
               De Kooning, & Baskin
1980     “Younger Artists”, Artist’s Choice Museum, A.M. Sachs Gallery, New York, NY
1978     “Sculpture in the Drawing Room”, solo exhibition, Landmark Gallery, New York, NY
1978      “Brooklyn ‘78", invitational, Brooklyn Museum, NY
1973      “1973 New Mexico Fine Arts Biennial”,  Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM











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