Maggie Sasso received her BFA from Murray State University in 2006 and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin — Madison in 2010. She has taught at UW-Madison, Oregon College of Art and Craft, and currently at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. She is serving on the Board of Trustees of the Furniture Society and did so once before as the Student Representative in 2004-05. Sasso works collaboratively on projects such as; the grant funded Mobile Museum of Material Culture which was featured in the documentary “Blink Again,” an installation for the Madison Children’s Museum, and at collaborative events such as Emma International Collaboration and the Hawaii Artist Collaboration. Sasso has created numerous rigorously conceptual bodies of work that reflect her formal craft education.
Sasso has the uncanny ability to find double-entendre in the least likely of places. Her work examines the language and history of flags, maps, and maritime culture. By interrogating specific objects, unpacking and twisting their meanings back on themselves, she comes to discover the unique stories they each hold, and the ways in which they succeed and fail in imparting the stories to us.
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