Sara Lee D'Alessandro
 

BFA Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 1968
Peace Corps Brazil, S A 1965-1967
Voter Antoinette Perry Awards, 1998-1993
Scenic sculptor, United Scenic Artists Local 829, 1985-2003
Carving for new productions, Metropolitan Opera Company, 12 years
Pension and Welfare Trustee, United Scenic Artist Local 829, 1994-2001
NMPCA Board, current President

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, RESIDENCIES
2003     Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Grant
2001     Special Opportunity Stipend, New York Foundation for the Arts
2001      Archipelago Foundation Kiln God Fellowship to attend Session II at Watershed Center
               for the Ceramic Arts, New Castle, ME
1979     Artist-in-Residence, North Carolina Council for the Arts, Oriental, NC
1978     Artist-in-Residence, East End Arts Council, Riverhead, NY


EXHIBITIONS and EVENTS

2017   "Two Earth Tongues" installed in the courtyard at the Open Space Visitor's Center
             6500 Coors Road, Albuquerque.
2017     “Ascension” sculpture installed in “Sculpture on the Square” Fort Collins, CO
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
2015    “From the Mind’s Eye” five figural sculptures, Seedboat Gallery, Silver City, NM
2014     “Romancing the Monomorphic Form” lecture given at CNM, Albuquerque, NM Oct.
2014     Mudwasp Sculpture Site, installation of outdoor sculpture in clay, a “drive-by experience
          viewed from your vehicle, 32 Reed Road, Cuba, NM (on going since 2008)
2014    “Monomorphic Form” solo exhibition at the Murray Ryan Visitors Center, Silver City, NM, July
2013     Billboard Project “Image Has No Spin” Mile marker 13 on Route 550 (on going to present).
2012    “Surprising Similitude” two person exhibition, Las Cruces Museum of Art, June- July
2012     “Naked” Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos, NM June
2011     In the Sculpture Garden, Preston Contemporary Art Center, Mesilla, NM
2011    “Celebrations of Clay”, Old Schoolhouse Gallery, cash award, June, Sandia Park, NM
2011     Sculpture on the Grounds, Bear Mountain Lodge, Silver City, NM to 2014
2011     Preston Contemporary Art Center, Sculpture in the Sculpture Garden, Mesilla, NM
2010     Fall Exhibition, Preston Contemporary Art Center, catalogue, Oct. 8 - Dec. 18, Mesilla, NM,                           
2010    “The Spaces Between” solo exhibition, Matrix Fine Art, Nov. Albuquerque, NM
2009    “Emanations of a Fettered Mind” solo exhibition, Robert Nichols Gallery, Oct., Santa Fe, NM
2009    “From the Ground Up XXIV, first place jury award, Las Cruces Museum of Art, Sept. - Nov.
          Las Cruces, NM
2009    “Terra Cotta Sculpture by Sara D’Alessandro” solo exhibition, March, Matrix Fine Art,
          Albuquerque, NM
2009    “Celebration of Clay” exhibition award, Arts Alliance Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2008     “Pornotopia” Stove Gallery, Nov., Albuquerque, NM
2008     “Coils in Terra Cotta” solo exhibition, Matrix Fine Art, June, Albuquerque, NM
2007     “Organic Forms in Terra Cotta” solo exhibition, Matrix Fine Art, April, Albuquerque, NM
2006     “Sensual or Erotic?” Katrina Lasko Gallery, Feb. - March, Bernalillo, NM
2005      Featured artist, Katrina Lasko Gallery, Oct. - Jan., Bernalillo, NM
2004     “Totems and Runes” solo exhibition of terra cotta sculpture, Gallery West, Grant
           Campus, Suffolk County Community College, March 11 - April 1, Brentwood, NY
2004     “Reminiscence”, East End Arts Council, 1/9-2/7, Arlene Bujese juror, Riverhead, NY
2003      Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park, cont. installation of six element “Swamp Cabbage
           Colonnade”, Skokie, IL
2003     “Large Terra Cotta Sculpture in the Courtyard”, Galerie Pelar Ltd., Greenport, NY
2003      "Annual Summer Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit”, John T. Mather Memorial Hospital,
            Port Jefferson, NY
2003      “Survivor” 10' high spire, fired clay installed entryway on the grounds of East End Arts Council,
            Riverhead, NY
2003      “Natural Forces” sculpture invitational, Liz Malunawicz curator, East End Arts Council,
            4/18-5/17, Riverhead, NY
2003      “Secret Garden Tour”, sculpture on the grounds of Ivy Acres, Baiting Hollow, NY
2003      “Mind, Body, Spirit...an exploration”, Liz Malunowicz curator, East End Arts Council,
            Riverhead, NY
2002      “Studio Tour” East End Arts Council, Sept. 21, Riverhead, NY
2002      “Obsessions”, Judy Collischan juror, 47th Annual Long Island Artists Exhibition,
          Hechscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
2002    “Tableaux Vivants”, solo exhibition, McKinney Gallery, 1/30 - 3/6, West Chester
          University, West Chester, PA
2001     Archipelago Kiln God Fellowship Session II at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts,
          7/1 -7/13, New Castle, ME
2000    “Spaces: Interior & Exterior”, Clay Studio, May - June, Philadelphia, PA
2000    “Sculpture by Sara Lee D’Alessandro and Drawings by Joyce Kubat”, Jamie Welker
          Curator, Heckscher Museum of Art, Rosyln Library exhibition space, 6/21 -8/7, Rosyln, NY
2000    “Swamp Cabbage Colonnade” six element sculpture installation in terra cotta, Skokie
          Northshore Sculpture Park, Skokie, IL
2000    “Gathering of Columns”, Quietude Garden Gallery, 4/1 -9/15, New Brunswick, NJ
1999   “Mud Like a Blessing: Elemental Clay Sculpture” five artist invitational, Hunterdon
         Museum of Art, 11/14 - 1/15/00, Clinton, NJ
1999   “The Mystery of Existence”, Omni Gallery, Reckson Corp. Center, 4/1 - 5/27,
         Uniondale, NY
1999   “Art on the Square”, Chandler Arts Commission, 6/1/99 - 6/1/00, Chandler, AZ
1998   “Sculpture in the Courtyard”, Somerhill Gallery, 6/28/98 - 5/15/00, Chapel Hill, NC
1998   “Swamp Cabbage Colonnade” Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park, 1998 - 2004, IL
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 in the Park”, Patrick Thomas Murphy curator, Mayfair Festival, May - June,
         Cedar Beach Park, Allentown, PA
1997   “Sculpture on Second”, Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Arts Council, 6/97 - 5/98,
         Cedar Rapids, IA
1996   “Earth Tongues, Spires, Yearnings in Clay”, solo exhibition, Pleiades Gallery,
         Nov. - Oct., New York, NY
1996   “Sculpture on the Grounds”, Elaine Benson Gallery, May -Oct., Bridgehampton, NY
1996   “International Jury Show ‘96", Thelma Golden curator, March -April, NJ Center for
         the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
1996   “The Burning Bra and Other Bedside Tales”, Smithtown Township Arts Council, Mills
         Pond House, March - April, St. James, NY
1995    “In Three Dimensions: Women Sculptors of the ‘90s”, Charlotte Streifer-Rubinstein
         juror, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, catalogue, all year, SI, NY
1995   ‘Thirty-one Columns in the Courtyard”, Elaine Benson Gallery, Spring & Summer,
         Bridgehampton, NY
1995   “Three Rivers Art Festival”, main lobby US Steel building, Richard Flood juror,
         Curator Walker Art Center, Pittsburgh, PA
1994   “Under the Influence” Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
1994   “Columns in Terra Cotta”, solo exhibition, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY
1994   “Terra Cotta Columns in the Courtyard”, solo exhibition, John T. Mather Memorial
         Hospital, Port Jefferson, NY
1994   “34th Annual Jury Exhibition”, Parrish Art Museum, Holly Solomon, Elisabeth
         Sussman, and Raphael Rubinstein jurors, Southampton, NY
1994     “Art in the Garden”, Martin Viette Garden Center, East Norwich, NY
1993     “89th Fall Flower and Landscape Show”, Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, NY
1993     “Art by Design”, Grand Hall of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, The Music Center
           of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, CA
1993      “Soho in DC”, Touchstone Gallery, Jan. - Feb., Washington, DC
1992     “Terra Cotta for the Mind’s Eye”, solo exhibition, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY
1992     “Art at La Salle”, La Salle Military Academy, Oakdale, NY
1992     “Landscape/Flowers”, Vered Gallery, Spring, East Hampton, NY
1992     “In and Out of the Garden”, Vermont State Craft Center, Burlington, VT
1991     “Rites of Spring”, Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY
1990     “Here, There, Near, and Far”, Temperance Hall Gallery, Bellport, NY
1990     “Creatures”, Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
1990     “Annual Summer Sculpture Exhibition”, John T. Mather Memorial Hospital,
           Port Jefferson, NY (also 1993, 1989, 1988, 1984, 1983, and 1981)
1990     “Long Island Craft Guild Jury Exhibition”, Temperance Hall Gallery, Bellport, NY
1989     “Fish Tales and Other Whoppers”, solo exhibition, John T. Mather Memorial Hospital
           Port Jefferson, NY
1989     “Art ‘Round Town:  Public Art in Private Places”, Sag Harbor, NY
1989     “Small Works”, Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY
1989     “Inside Out”, Temperance Hall Gallery, Bellport, NY
1988     “Bozetti: Small Works in Terra Cotta”, Quogue Fine Arts Gallery, Quogue, NY
1988    “Waterworks: The Great American Turn-On”, invitational, Smithtown Township Arts
          Council, Mills Pond House, St. James, NY
1987    “Works by Women”, National Jury Sculpture Exhibition, catalogue, Carnegie Art
          Center, Covington, KY
1986    “The Landscape”, Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
1984    “Terra Cotta”, solo exhibition, Art Complex East, Riverhead, NY
1984    “Artist Choice Museum: The First Eight Years”, invitational, catalogue, New York, NY
1984    “Soho South and Archie Wolfe and Associates Present”, Memphis, TN
1984    “Portraits: Form and Concept”, invitational curated by Ruth Bass, First Women’s Bank,
          catalogue, New York, NY
1983    “Bodies and Souls”, Artist Choice Museum invitational, Midtown Gallery, catalogue,
          New York, NY
1982    “28th Annual Jury Exhibition”, Dore Ashton curator, Parrish Art Museum, NY                 1981    “Portraits”, solo exhibition, Nina Pratt Gallery, Amherst, MA
1980   “The Figure:  Sculpture in the Seventies”, traveling exhibition, Pratt Manhattan Center,
         Arkansas Art Center, Arizona St. University, Dartmouth Art Museum, catalogue,
         (with Wm De Kooning, Mary Frank, Tim Woodman, and Leonard Baskin)
1980   “Younger Artists”, Artist’s Choice Museum, A.M. Sachs Gallery, New York, NY
1979   “Erotic Art” Erotic Art Gallery, NY (with Louise Bourgeois, Judy Chicago and Agnes Denes)
1978   “Sculpture in the Drawing Room”, solo exhibition, Landmark Gallery, New York, NY
1978   “Terra Cotta Sculpture”, solo exhibition, East End Arts Council, Riverhead, NY
1978   “Brooklyn ‘78", invitational, Brooklyn Museum, NY
1974   “Interpretations of Sexuality”, Albin-Zeglin Gallery, New York, NY
1974    “Nine New Mexican Artists”, Pyramid Gallery, Washington, DC
1973    “1973 New Mexico Fine Arts Biennial”, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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