Maggie Sasso is a Milwaukee based artist producing conceptual bodies of work that express macro-cosmic ideas through microcosmic detail and examine the role of material culture in relationship to our collective past. Her installations are tactile and penetrable, employing Great Lakes maritime culture as a catalyst to plunge us into narratives of emotional and uncanny vastness. Using fiber art and textiles techniques to stand in for traditionally hard-bodied forms, and presenting objects as theatrical props and material relics, Sasso considers the balance between difficult tragedy and humorous optimism and regards ordinary stories from Midwestern characters as reverent legends.
Sasso has exhibited nationally, with solo exhibitions in Madison, WI, Portland, OR, Lexington, KY and Milwaukee, WI, and group exhibitions across the US and Canada, most notably at the John Michael Kohler Art Center, where she was a Exhibiting Artist in Residence, and the Haggerty Museum of Art. In 2015 she was the recipient of a Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship for Individual Artists. Sasso is a full time artist, her studio is located @ VarWest.
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