15 Facts About Sarah Sze


Sarah Sze is an American artist and professor of visual arts at Columbia University.


Sarah Sze has exhibited internationally and her works are in the collections of several major museums.


Sarah Sze's father, Chia-Ming Sze, was an architect who moved to the United States from Shanghai at age four and her monther, Judy Mossman, was an Anglo-Scottish-Irish schoolteacher.


Sarah Sze's work has been featured in The Whitney Biennial, the Carnegie International and several international biennials, including Berlin, Guangzhou, Liverpool, Lyon, Sao Paulo, and Venice.


Sarah Sze has created public artworks for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Walker Art Center, and the High Line in New York.


Sarah Sze is a 2003 MacArthur Fellow and was granted a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Competition Award in 1999.


In 2013, Sarah Sze represented the United States at the Venice Biennale with an exhibition called Triple Point.


In 2020, Sarah Sze unveiled Shorter than the Day, a permanent installation, in LaGuardia Airport.


In 2021, Sarah Sze unveiled her most recent permanent installation, Fallen Sky, at Storm King Art Center, Cornwall, New York.


In 2023, Sarah Sze transformed a large Victorian waiting room at Peckham Rye Station in London into an immersive installation called The Waiting Room.


Sarah Sze was China's minister to Britain and later ambassador to the United States.


Sarah Sze's grandfather is Szeming Sze who was the initiator of World Health Organization.


Sarah Sze uses everyday items like string, Q-tips, photographs, and wire to create complex constellations whose forms change with the viewer's interaction.


Sarah Sze has staged a large number of solo exhibitions and shows across the United States and internationally.


Sarah Sze has participated in a wide array of group exhibitions, including the Berlin Biennale ; 48th and 56th Venice Biennale ; Whitney Biennial ; and Liverpool Biennial.