Sara Cwynar: Glass Life
May 25, 2021
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About the Author
Sheila Heti is a playwright and author of eight books of fiction and nonfiction, including Motherhood (2018) and How Should a Person Be? (2010). In 2018, she was named as part of The New Vanguard of fiction writers in the twenty-first century by the New York Times. She is a frequent contributor to publications such as Bookforum, London Review of Books, McSweeney's, and the New Yorker.
Rose Bouthillier is curator of exhibitions at Remai Modern in Saskatoon, Canada, where she organized Sara Cwynar's solo exhibition Sara Cwynar: Source (2021). Her other recent projects include solo exhibitions and commissions with Elaine Cameron-Weir, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Oliver Husain, Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo), and Zadie Xa. Previously, she was associate curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, and curatorial correspondent for the inaugural FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art (2018).
Sara Cwynar (born in Vancouver, 1985) graduated with a bachelor of design honors degree from York University in Toronto in 2010. After working as a freelance graphic designer for the New York Times, she earned an MFA in photography from Yale University in 2016. Her debut solo US museum exhibition, Sara Cwynar: Image Model Muse, opened at the Minneapolis Institute of Art in September 2018, prior to traveling to the Milwaukee Art Museum. Cwynar's Red Film (2018) was included in the 2018 São Paulo Biennial, and she completed a residency at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, in summer 2018. In June 2019, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut, opened Gilded Age, a solo show of her work. Cwynar has independently published several artist books, including Kitsch Encyclopedia (Blonde Art Books, 2014) and Pictures of Pictures (Printed Matter, 2014). She is represented by Foxy Production, New York; Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto; and The Approach, London. In January 2021, the largest installation of her work to date will open at the Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Canada.