Sarah Butler is a Brooklyn based artist whose projects engage everyday activities like writing, as performative and formal artistic media. Research interests include critical theory; studies in design and architecture, communications and contemporary art.
Her ongoing collaborative documentary of artist run spaces to date engages galleries in New York, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. In 2011 Sarah’s artwork was included in Texture Text, a group exhibition at Regina Rex Art Gallery in Queens, New York. Her work is in collections of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, and Ontario Medical Association, CyberMed Skills Lab.
Recent presentations include “The Context Problem: Writing and Research in Design” at the College Art Association Annual Conference, February 13-16, 2013, and “Wording: An Artist’s talk on language” at the School of Visual Arts Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, October 17-19, 2012.
In 2012 Butler co-edited Nationalism and Architecture (London: Ashgate); she is published in the Journal for Writing in Creative Practice, Design and Culture, DOMUS, and the Journal of Design History.
Sarah holds an MA in the History of Decorative Art and Design from Parsons with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York (2009); Graduate Certificate of Digital Technologies in Design Art Practice, and BA with distinction in Cultural Anthropology from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (both 2007).
Butler curates and edits the online collection of artists’ writings www.wordservents.com. She teaches in the Design + Technology graduate program at Parsons in the School of Art, Media, and Technology.