Sarah Band was raised in San Francisco’s Bay Area. She attended San Francisco State University and received her Bachelors in Fine Art in 2011. At the end of 2013 Band had her first solo exhibition at Public Glass in San Francisco entitled “Apocalypse”. Sarah is a nationally recognized artist, and was recently accepted as The Works Artist in Residence for Spring 2017,a museum in Newark, Ohio.
Currently, Sarah is working as the Artistic Director at The Olio in Winston-Salem North Carolina, a 501c3 non-profit focusing on educating teens and young adults with glass blowing and business skills. She lives and works from her home in pottery capital Seagrove, NC.
Currently living in Seagrove, North Carolina
A R T I S T S T A T E M E N T
In order to describe my work I should first describe myself. I am a child of physicists, who grew up in San Francisco’s Bay Area during the height of the Silicon Valley technological boom. Science, in a way, was my religion growing up, I always turned to it when I had questions needing answers. When asked how I ended up an artist I often find myself drawing similarities between science and art. I believe art and science are both explorations of observations and ideas, art is just lucky enough to be limitless.
In my work, I often create glass and mixed media sculptures, some of which incorporate viewer reactive robotics and organic materials. I am often inspired by new scientific discoveries and try to depict them for my viewers. My own social commentary is often present and shown by depicting stories and possible scenarios. By sticking with these themes, my work often resembles science fiction novels, and tells cautionary tales of future societies when modern concerns have been escalated.