Sara VanDerBeek creates photographs of sculptures, which are usually created in her studio expressly to be photographed and then dismantled. The sculptures evoke 20th century artists and art history, as well as refer to her personal memories or specific places. Her artworks explore the relationship between the two dimensional and the three dimensional and examine memory, experience, inspiration and influence. VanDerBeek's concern with materiality and mark-making provoke reflection upon our relationship with both our own personal histories and with the space around us.
Sara VanDerBeek was born in 1976 in Baltimore, Maryland. She lives and works in New York.