Biography

Sarah Kolar is from Spirit Lake, Iowa. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa in 2010 and her Master of Fine Arts degree for Sculpture + Expanded Practices at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio in 2015. Kolar was a fellow at the Union for Contemporary Art in 2012 and exhibited Presence of Labor at the Wanda D. Ewing Gallery in 2016. Most recently, she exhibited Produce, Consume, Discard at the Fred Simon Gallery in Omaha, Nebraska in the summer of 2019.

Kolar is a fiber artist that utilizes everyday textiles to create artwork. In her recent installations, using deconstructed t-shirt remnants, she crochets the pieces together to resemble the original process involved in knitting a shirt. Through these processes and materials, she investigates notions of labor.

Kolar currently lives and works in Traverse City, Michigan.