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Sara Hunsucker

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Birthplace
Glendale, CA

Birth year
1976

Lives in
Los Angeles

Works in
Los Angeles

Statement

 

Bio for Sara Hunsucker

Sara Hunsucker is a native Southern Californian. She is also a multi-disciplinary artist, art educator, independent curator, and stand-up comic. Her work questions normative social identities and investigates relationships between the body and psyche. Her practice utilizes a language of dark humor to describe pertinent issues of consumption and other societal maladies. Hunsucker has worked on curatorial Projects for the UCLA Hammer Museum of Art and Sixteen:One Gallery in Santa Monica. She has exhibited: at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Taylor de Cordoba, Los Angeles, and Jail Gallery, Los Angeles. Upon receiving her MFA from UCSD Visual Arts, Hunsucker plans on returning to Los Angeles to establish a studio and open a contemporary exhibition space sometime in the future.

 

Selected Exhibitions

2008

MFA Thesis Exhibition, UCSD Marcuse Gallery, La Jolla.

Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica.

UCSD Open Studios, La Jolla.

2007

Pie in the Face, Jail Gallery, Los Angeles. Curated by Keith Sklar.

Exhibition – Office of Roeg Sutherland-Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles. Coordinated by Taylor de Cordoba Gallery.

NewTown’s Skin! Armory Center for the Art (Northwest), Pasadena.

Locating Secret psychological Space, Florida State University- Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee. Curated by Joelle Deitrick.

Origin is the Goal, LACE, Hollywood. Curated by Darin Klein.

UCSD Visual Arts Department Open Studios, La Jolla.

2006

Sara Hunsucker and Adam Moyer: Works on Paper, at Sixteen:One Gallery, Santa Monica.

Where: UCSD Sundown Salon, Los Angeles.

Group Show at Taylor De Cordoba Gallery, Los Angeles.

Venice Art Walk Charity Auction for the Venice Free Clinic, Venice.

2005

Anniversary Show, at Sixteen:One Gallery, Santa Monica.

2004

The Living, the Dead, and the Living Dead: works on paper by Sara Hunsucker and Jay Stucky, at Sixteen:One Gallery, Santa Monica.

2003

Splat, at art 2102, Los Angeles. Curated by Brienne Arrington.

Disquieted, at 4F Gallery, Los Angeles.

The Drawing Show, at 4F Gallery, Los Angeles.

Curatorial Projects

2008

Natural Love: New works by Robert Twomey and Les Lawrene at Sixteen:One Gallery, Santa Monica.

2007

Co-curator of Video Sphinx: An Evening of Funny Film at UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Projects in association with SoCCAS, (Southern California Consortium of Art Schools).

2006-2007

Smash & Tickle: A Group Show at Sixteen:One Gallery, Santa Monica.

2002

The New Institution: No Strings Attached at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles.

Collections

Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Saitz, New York City

Mr. Alex Kritselis, Pasadena

Mr. Vincent Ramos, Los Angeles

Ms. Jennifer Dove Cooper, New Orleans

Mr. Keith Sklar, New York

Ms. Brooke Sauer, Los Angeles

Mr. Taco Den Outer, Rotterdam

Ms. Brienne Arrington, Los Angeles

Mr. Daniel Moshi, Los Angeles

Ms. Renee A. Fox and Mr. Kenneth Ober, Los Angeles

Ms. Amy Adler, Los Angeles

Mrs. Holly Williams-Brock and Tim Brock, San Francisco

Mr. Lawrence Barth, Los Angeles

Mr. Barri Kumar and Ms. Samantha Harris, Los Angeles

Mr. Joe de Souza, London

Ms. Julia Allison and Mr. Karl Hutton, Beverly Hills

Mr. Roeg Sutherland, Beverly Hills

Mr. Cooke Bryan, Santa Monica

Bibliography

Spread of selected works on paper, Rojo Magazine- Spain, Ipon edition June 2005. p. 130-137.

Publications

‘Sara Hunsucker and Adam Moyer at Sixteen:One Gallery’ by Jody Zellen. Artweek, November 2006

‘Featured Grad Student’ by Sonia Orban. SeeSaw: The UCSD Undergraduate Art Review Magazine. May, 2006. p. 14-15

http://digitalarts.ucsd.edu/~seesaw/files/pg14.html

Related Activities

Stand-Up Comedian- preformed at Comedy Store, La Jolla, 2008

Organizer of UCSD Visual Arts Open Studios, 2007 and 2008

Museum Educator at MCASD, San Diego, 2007

Graduate Student Association Representative, Visual Arts Dept. UCSD, 2005-2008

Teaching Assistant, UCSD Visual Arts Department 2005-2007

Private Art Instructor, Beverly Hills, CA 2003-2006

Art Director, Catskills West Theatre Arts Camp, 2003-2005

Active volunteer, Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2002-2004

Artist in Residence, Los Angeles Children’s Museum, 1999

Recent Exhibits

Sara Hunsucker participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2011 The Feminine Canvas
Beacon Arts Building
 
Jun, 2009 "Call Me Lightning"
Fellows of Contemporary Art
 
Oct, 2008 Reclaiming: Inter-generation
627 South Carondelet Street, LA, CA 90057
 
Nov, 2007 Pie in the Face
Jail Gallery
 
Sep, 2006 Sara Hunsucker, Adam Moyer
Sixteen:One Gallery
 
Jan, 2008 Natural Love
Sixteen:One Gallery
 
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