Sawyer Rose is a sculpture, installation, and social practice artist. Born and raised in North Carolina and a graduate of Williams College in Massachusetts, she currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Throughout her career, Sawyer has used her artwork to shine a spotlight on contemporary social and ecological issues. The Carrying Stones Project addresses women’s work inequity and her metalwork sculptures explore the ways living things adapt to changing environments. Her work has been exhibited widely across the US.
She co-curated the F213 exhibition with the curatorial collective of the Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art. F213 spotlights powerful artistic expressions of feminist protest with 50 artists paired with 50 writers offering their responses to current injustices.
Sawyer has been a resident artist at MASS MoCA, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture in San Francisco, Vermont Studio Center, Ragdale Foundation, and The Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland. She has been awarded merit grants from The Creative Capacity Fund, The Awesome Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, and ArtistGrant.org.
Sawyer is the President of the Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art, and formerly served on the Board of Directors of Oakland Art Murmur, Oakland, CA.