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Alfred University glass professor Sarah Blood to host virtual studio tour, live demonstration

Sarah Blood, Alfred University assistant professor of glass, at work in her studio.
Sarah Blood, Alfred University assistant professor of glass, at work in her studio.

Sarah Blood, assistant professor of glass in Alfred University’s School of Art and Design, Division of Sculpture/Dimensional Studies, will host a virtual studio visit—“In the Studio With Sarah Blood”—on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City.


Sarah Blood, assistant professor of glass in Alfred University’s School of Art and Design, Division of Sculpture/Dimensional Studies, will host a virtual studio visit—“In the Studio With Sarah Blood”—on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City.

A member of She Bends, the pioneering collective of womxn bending their own neon, Blood combines unlikely materials—glass with concrete, light with fabric, neon with cake—to create immersive responses to the poetics of living, beauty, and heartbreak. She will take visitors on a virtual studio tour, share recent and in-progress works, and give a live demonstration of the fiery excitement of neon-tube making.

Born in the United Kingdom, Sarah Blood is an artist, curator, and educator. She has enjoyed an active studio practice since 1999, exhibiting her work internationally alongside contemporary artists such as Bruce Nauman, Agnes Denes, Glenn Ligon, Sarah Lucas, and Tracy Emin.

In her practice, Blood seeks to reveal moments that challenge our perception of vulnerability. Concerned with light and phenomenology, she plays with the tension between materials, space, and the viewer. Light, predominantly neon, seeks a non-luminous counterpoint that brings conceptual, physical, and visual weight to the work, creating immersive experiences that speak to human existence and ideas.

Tickets to the Jan. 12 event—which is organized and sponsored by the Museum of Art and Design—are $10 for the general public and $5 for students. Follow this link to purchase tickets. Those purchasing tickets will receive an email confirmation. In the confirmation email, please follow the link under “Important Information” to complete your registration with Zoom.