Sabina Ott is known for her broad range of work—from painting to installation to sculpture—and her central role in the art world as teacher, administrator, and recently, as the founder of the exhibition space Terrain, which invites artists to create installations and performances using the exterior of her Oak Park home. She earned both her BFA and MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Exhibiting since 1985, Ott has participated in over 100 solo and group exhibitions at institutions in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Auckland, New Zealand; Melbourne, Australia; and many cities across the US. Her work is in numerous museum collections including The Whitney Museum of American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Oakland Museum of Art, and has been reviewed in Art in America, Art Forum, New Art Examiner, The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times, among other publications. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2015 - 2016 and recently completed a public art commission for the Chicago Transit Authority and a solo exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center. She is Professor of Art at Columbia College Chicago.
always everyone, 2016, styrofoam, mirror, burlap, spray paint, modeling paste, acrylic and gesso, 14” x 12.5” x 1.5”
complete as beginning, 2016, mirror, canvas, plastic, spray paint, acrylic and graphite, 15.5” x 14” x 1”
every one loves one's repeating, 2016, styrofoam, canvas, burlap, spray paint and modeling paste, 9.5" diameter
Installation image from always repeating is all of living, Aspect/Ratio 4/16 - 5/28/16
Installation images and video still from who cares for the sky?, 2016, Hyde Park Art Center
yellow and a green mass is a gem, 2015, styrofoam, mirror, wood, spray foam, enamel, canvas, spray paint, graphite and watercolor, 96” x 69” x 13”
the change of color is likely (study), 2015, canvas, plastic, gesso, spackle, graphite, 12” x 12” x 2”
gray in the border (study), 2015, canvas, plastic, polystyrene, mirror, spray foam, gesso, modeling paste, spray enamel, 22” x 17” x 4”
Installation images from here and there pink melon joy, 2014- 2015, The Chicago Cultural Center image courtesy Claire Britt)
come near come nearly, 2014, mirror, styrofoam, plastic, spray foam and enamel, canvas, graphite and watercolor, 60” x 50”
believing that something is something, 2014, styrofoam, clocks, spray foam and enamel, plaster, mirror, 144" x 15" x 12"
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