Sara Lee D'Alessandro
 

Sara Lee D’Alessandro, sculptor

BFA Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 1968
Peace Corps Brazil, SA 1965-1967
Voter Antoinette Perry Awards, 1998-2003
Scenic sculptor, United Scenic Artists Local 829, 1985-2003
Carving for the Metropolitan Opera House new productions, 12 years
Pension and Welfare Trustee, United Scenic Artist Local 829, 1994-2001
NMPCA Board, 2015-2018, Pres, 2017

SELECT EXHIBITIONS and EVENTS

2019-on going: Mudwasp Sculpture Site, a viewing experience from your vehicle, outdoor
installation large clay sculpture, exhibits changed periodically, Cuba, NM
2019 From the Ground Up, “Supine Olla”, Las Cruces Museum of Art, NM
2019-20 Abiquiu Inn Sculpture Walk, four sculptures, Abiquiu, NM
2019-20 Art Around Town, “Duo” two columns downtown Carbondale, CO
2019-20 Sculpture Evergreen, “Compeers” two columns downtown Evergreen, CO
2018 “Resonations in Clay – Life on the Bosque” jury exhibition sponsored by NMPCA at
Open Space Visitor’s Center Gallery, 6500 Coors Road SW, Albuquerque, NM
2018 “Contemporary Clay – Informed by Tradition” Total Arts Gallery, Taos, NM
2018-19 Abiquiu Inn Sculpture Garden, three large sculptures, Abiquiu, NM
2018 “Compeers” Two column installation courtyard Total Arts Gallery, Taos, NM
2017 “Ascension” installed in Sculpture on the Square, Ft. Collins, CO
2017-18 “Two Earth Tongues” installed in the courtyard of the Open Space Visitor’s Center,
6500 Coors Road SW, Albuquerque, NM
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
installation large clay sculpture, exhibits changed periodically, Cuba, NM
2015 “From the Mind’s Eye” five early terra cotta figural works exhibited at the Seedboat
Gallery as a part of the Silver City Clay Festival
2015 “Azul” polychrome fired clay unique installed in front of the Murray Ryan Visitors
Center, Silver City, NM, May – Nov.
2014 “Romancing the Monomorphic Form” lecture given at CNM, Albuquerque, NM, Oct.
2014 “Monomorphic Form” solo exhibition at the Murray Ryan Visitors Center, Silver City,
NM, July
2014 “Dauphin”, polychrome fired clay unique installed in front of the Murray Ryan
Visitors Center, Silver City, NM
2012 “Surprising Similitude” two person exhibition, Las Cruces Museum of Art, June- July
2011 Sculpture in the Sculpture Garden, Preston Contemporary Art Center, Mesilla, NM
2011 Sculpture on the Grounds, Bear Mountain Lodge, Silver City, NM 2011-2014
2010 Preston Contemporary Art Center Fall Exhibition, Mesilla, NM
2010 Clay Sculpture “Into the Void” Matrix Fine Art, Nov., Albuquerque, NM
2009 “Emanations of a Fettered Mind” Robert Nichol’s Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2009 “From the Ground Up XXIV”, Las Cruces Museum of Art, Sept, Las Cruces, NM
2009 “Terra Cotta Sculpture by Sara D’Alessandro, March, Matrix Fine Art, Abq., NM
2008 “Coils in Terra Cotta” Matrix Fine Art, June, Albuquerque, NM
2007 “Organic Forms in Terra Cotta” Matrix Fine Art, April, Albuquerque, NM
2003 Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park, cont. installation of six element “Swamp Cabbage
Colonnade”, 1998 - 2004, Skokie, IL
2002 “Tableaux Vivants”, solo exhibition, McKinney Gallery, 1/30 - 3/6, West Chester
University, West Chester, PA
2000 “Sculpture by Sara Lee D’Alessandro and Drawings by Joyce Kubat”, Jamie Welker
Curator, Heckscher Museum of Art, Rosyln, NY
1999 “Mud Like a Blessing: Elemental Clay Sculpture” five artist invitational, Hunterdon
Museum of Art, 11/14 - 1/15/00, Clinton, NJ
1999 “Art on the Square”, Chandler Arts Commission, 6/1/99 - 6/1/00, Chandler, AZ
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 on Second”, Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Arts Council, 6/97 - 5/98, IA
1996 “Earth Tongues, Spires, Yearnings in Clay”, solo, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY
1996 “International Jury Show ‘96", Thelma Golden curator, March -April, NJ Center for
the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
1995 “In Three Dimensions: Women Sculptors of the ‘90s”, Charlotte Streifer-Rubinstein
juror Snug Harbor Cultural Center, catalogue, all year, SI, NY
1995 “Three Rivers Art Festival”, US Steel building, Richard Flood juror, Pittsburgh, PA 1994 “Columns in Terra Cotta”, solo exhibition, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY
1994 “34th Annual Jury Exhibition”, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
1992 “Terra Cotta for the Mind’s Eye”, solo exhibition, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY
1989 “Fish Tales and Other Whoppers”, solo exhibition, John T. Mather Memorial Hospital
courtyard, Port Jefferson, NY
1989 “Art ‘Round Town: Public Art in Private Places”, Sag Harbor, NY
1987 “Works by Women”, National Jury Sculpture Exhibition, catalogue, Carnegie Arts
Center, Covington, KY
1984 “Artist Choice Museum: The First Eight Years”, invitational, catalogue, New York, NY
1984 “Portraits: Form and Concept”, Ruth Bass curator, First Women’s Bank, NYC, NY
1983 “Bodies and Souls”, Artist Choice Museum invitational, Midtown Gallery, NYC, NY
1982 “28th Annual Jury Exhibition”, Dore Ashton curator, Parrish Art Museum, NY 1980 “The Figure: Sculpture in the Seventies”, traveling exhibition, Pratt Manhattan Center,
AK Art Center, AZ St. University, Dartmouth Art Museum, catalogue, with
De Kooning, & Baskin
1980 “Younger Artists”, Artist’s Choice Museum, A.M. Sachs Gallery, New York, NY
1978 “Sculpture in the Drawing Room”, solo exhibition, Landmark Gallery, New York, NY
1978 “Brooklyn ‘78", invitational, Brooklyn Museum, NY
1973 “1973 New Mexico Fine Arts Biennial”, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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