Sara Reisman

Sara Reisman is the Artistic Director of the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation. From 2008 until 2014, Reisman was the director of New York City’s Percent for Art program which commissions permanent public artworks for newly constructed and renovated city-owned spaces, indoors and out. During her tenure with the Percent for Art program, Reisman worked on more than 100 commissions, including projects with Pablo Helguera, Rico Gatson, Julianne Swartz, Duke Riley, Ohad Meromi, and Karyn Olivier, among others for civic sites like libraries, public schools, streetscapes and parks. Recent curatorial projects include “Still Acts”, a group exhibition at LaMaMa Galleria about the political potential of stillness in performance and choreography (2014); and solo exhibitions with artists Christopher K. Ho, Leslie Johnson, and Claudia Joskowicz, at Forever & Today, Inc., where Reisman was guest curator during 2012 and 2013. She was the 2011 critic-in-residence at Art Omi, an international visual artist residency in upstate New York, and a 2013 Marica Vilcek Fellow, which is organized by the Foundation for a Civil Society. This spring she is teaching a contemporary art theory seminar, Art as Service at SUNY Purchase’s School of Art + Design and is curating a related exhibition entitled I Serve Art, opening in February at the Maass Gallery at Purchase College.

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