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About the :In her work as a book artist, Sara Press explores challenging ideas. She tends especially towards subjects of overlap between humans and nature. Sara got her BA in Comparative Religion and Asian Studies at Columbia and then attended the San Francisco Art Institute for her masters in photography and printmaking. Under her imprint, Deeply Game Productions, she has created exquisite imaginative books that often highlight the poetry and beauty of animal behaviour. There is a trademark intelligence to Press' work mixed with a fertile imagination and beautiful craftsmanship.
2006 M.F.A., Photography and Printmaking, San Francisco Art Institute.
2005 Anne Bremer Memorial Library 22nd annual Artists’ Book Contest Prize, SFAI.
1997 B.A. in Comparative Religion, magna cum laude. Columbia University, New York City.
Departmental Honors for undergraduate thesis.
Taraknath Das Foundation Prize for Excellence in Asian Studies, Columbia University
The Corcoran Gallery of Art; Corcoran Library, Artists’ Book Collection.
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, W. Van Alan Clark Jr. Library.
Chazen Museum, Kohler Art Library, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
The Fales Library and Special Collections at New York University.
Frost Library, Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College.
Houghton Rare Book Library, Harvard University.
Library of Congress, Rare Books and Special Collections Division.
Mortimer Rare Book Room at the Neilson Library, Smith College.
The Spencer Collection, New York Public Library, 42nd Street
. Special Collections, Louisiana State University Libraries, Baton Rouge.
Rare Books Collection, Jackson Library, UNCG.
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.
The Watkinson Library, Special Collections, Trinity College.
VCU, James Branch Cabell Library Special Collections and Archives.
Yale University Library, Art of the Book Collection.
2009 A Grist of Bees, A Clutch of Snakes. The Garage Gallery, Los Angeles
2008 The Pit and the Pendulum. Echo Curio, Los Angeles.
2004 Kin. Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco.
2003 City Of The Sun. Goga, Brooklyn.
2002 Walls Of Beasts. Art Fiend Foundation, Manhattan.
2001 Soulstice. Art Fiend Foundation, Manhattan.
Fire In The Water: Soul First. Spa, Manhattan.
2000 The Parlour. Ludlow Gallery, Manhattan.
1999 Anima Mundi. Installation at Life, NYC.
1998 The Sensitive And Vegetable Souls: A Photographic Performance and Installation at the Downtown Arts Festival, Soho, NYC.
1997 Humankind: Photographs By Sara Press at SATV Gallery, Salem, MA.
Les Bleu Des Fonds, at La Maison Francaise of Columbia University.
Selected Group Shows
2005 The Art of the Book: Treasures from the Bay Area, at CFA Gallery, San Anselmo, CA.
Persona, Madrone, San Francisco.
Summertime, Robin Rice Gallery, Manhattan.
2004 New Nature(s): Bioengineering Art. Swissnex Gallery, San Francisco.
Gene Carnival. Swell Gallery, San Francisco.
2003 Urbanites. At Stackhouse Gallery, Soho, Manhattan.
2002 The Nature Of Reality. Installation at Spa with the Magic Propaganda Mill, Manhattan.
2001 Sol Fecit. Installation at the Cave, Brooklyn.
1999 Ceremonial Landscapes: Pageantry On The Lower East Side. Abrons Arts Center, Manhattan.
Creative Time In The Anchorage: Exposing Meaning In Fashion Through Presentaton, at the Brooklyn Anchorage.
1998 Somakatoligon, at the Federal Reserve Bank Gallery, with the Boston Visionary Cell.
First Annual American Avant-Guardian Collection. National touring exhibition curated by Surface Magazine.
All Women Photography Show. Alleged Gallery, Manhattan. Curated by Susan Cianciolo