Artist profile

Sarah Oppenheimer

Sarah Oppenheimer is an architectural manipulator. She creates apertures and extensions in buildings or walls, modifying familiar spaces with dramatic and disorientating interventions. Oppenheimer’s installations are made with meticulous precision and quality of finish – this contributes to the sense of permanence about her works – they never appear as transient installations but moreover as permanent challenges to our perception of our environment and ourselves within it. Her calculated excisions of prototyped building planes – walls, floors, and ceilings – challenge our understanding of architectural space. Oppenheimer’s work both disorients and clarifies our physical and perceptual experience of the architecture that surrounds us.

Biography

1972
Born in Austin, Texas
1995
Brown University, BA
1999
Yale University, MFA

Selected exhibitions

2017
Wexner Center for the Arts. Columbus, Ohio
2016
Perez Art Museum Miami. Miami
2016
Mudam Luxembourg. Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
2014
Von Bartha, Basel
2014
33-D. Kunsthaus Baselland. Basel, Switzerland.
2012
Baltimore Museum of Art. Baltimore, MD. Permanent Commission
2012
P.P.O.W., New York
2011
P-13. Brown University Cognitive Science Building. Permanent commission. Providence RI
2009
Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2008
P21 x P41, Duve Berlin
2008
Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis

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