Artists » Betye Saar

1990 Fellow

Betye Saar is known for her multimedia collages, assemblages, altars and installations consisting of found materials. By creating work from what she calls the “remnants of memories, fragments of relics and ordinary objects,” she mines the personal and intimate to create works that speak to political and social realities, past and present. In this exhibition, Leona by the Lake and Objects of My Affection incorporate personal photographs, painted representations and found objects to create narratives of nostalgia.

She has received numerous honors and has been the subject of many solo exhibitions since she began showing actively in the early 1970s, most recently in a traveling exhibition organized by the University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor and an exhibition featuring her work along side the work of her daughters, Alison and Lezley, organized by the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill, N.C.. Saar is a graduate of UCLA.