Sarah Sudhoff is a Cuban-American interdisciplinary artist based in Houston, Tx. whose work interweaves themes of gender, science, and personal experience through photographs, performance, sculpture, video, animation, and sound. All of her works are, in some way, socially engaged and inherently participatory. The way these methods and materials are utilized vary from project to project and take advantage of the media, site, and participants involved. Sudhoff’s works can be categorized into one or more of the following three areas of concern: Ethics of Care, Social Practice, and the Visualization of Data. By using creative practice as a mediator between subjective and objective experiences, her work engages in conversations that address bodies and communities as shared and yet, ultimately, distinct.
Sudhoff’s most recent performances produced during the pandemic, “El Recuerdo,” “60 Pounds of Pressure,” “Will You Hug Me Forever ,” “Siloed,” and “Focusing Screen” explore inherited memories, the anxiety of isolation, survivorship, familial relationships, and the body as data and material. All feature the female figure as a unifying form.
Sudhoff has participated in artist residencies at Artpace, San Antonio, the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, Bloomington, Indiana, and The DoSeum in San Antonio, Texas. She will be in residence this summer at the McColl Center for Art and Innovation in Charolette, North Carolina. Artist grants from Houston Arts Alliance (2020, 2019 & 2017) and The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation (2013) have furthered her career.
Sudhoff has given recent artist talks to RMIT University in Melbourne, Rhode Island School of Design, Rice University, El Paso Community College, Austin Community College, Blaffer Art Museum Art and she will speaking about her recent exhibition this week at Nancy Littlejohn Gallery and presented her performance during the Culture, Health & Wellbeing International Conference in Oxford, England.
Sudhoff’s recent and forthcoming exhibitions and performances include; Ivester Contemporary, Austin, ICOSA Collective, Austin; Texas; Collar Works, Troy, New York; Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana; Houston Health Museum, Houston, Texas; Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art, Houston, Texas; Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, Texas; The DoSeum, San Antonio, Texas; Stay Home Gallery, Paris, Tennessee; Filter Photo, Chicago, Illinois; PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont; grayDuck Gallery, Austin, Texas; Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado; Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver; Colorado. Sudhoff is a former photo editor for Texas Monthly and Time magazines. She recently served asExecutive Director and Curator for the Texas Photographic Society and the Houston Center for Photography. Sudhoff taught photography at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TrinityUniversity, San Antonio, and the Art Institute of San Antonio. And is currently on faculty at St. Edwards,University in Austin and the University of Houston.
Sudhoff completed an MFA in Photography and Related Media from Parsons School of Design, New York, and a BA in Journalism and Photography from the University of Texas at Austin