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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.

Region
Saint francis, WI
Website
www.maggiesasso.com
Media
Fabric
Professional Status
Maker

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