Sabrina Haertig Gonzalez
Sabrina Haertig Gonzalez is a New York-based artist and a recent BFA graduate of Cornell University. Her practice of augmenting and collapsing the materiality and notions of objects, commodities, and bodies looks to reclaim agency against exploitative contemporary phenomena and their accompanying histories. She believes in the unique ability and responsibility of sculpture-making to implicate and heighten one’s awareness of their positionality within inequitable extractive economies by inducing a sensitivity to exchange and disruption to the built environment’s authority. Sabrina recently graduated from Cornell University as the Merrill Presidential Scholar for the School of Architecture, Art, and Urban Planning. In addition, she was awarded the Faculty Medal of Honor and Degree Marshall status. During her time at Cornell, she was a Presidential Rawlings scholar with a research focus on decolonial artistic confrontation and resistance, to which she has produced three solo exhibitions. Her practice heavily relies on a synthesis of community engagement and scholarship as she believes it to be the foundation for restorative work. Sabrina served as the undergraduate arts representative for AAP’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, guided arts programming for local non-profits, and implemented community infrastructure as design lead for Cornell Systems Engineering. She is the recipient of the Edith Adams and Walter King Stone Memorial Prize, the Cornell Migrations and the Mellon Just Futures Creative Writing Award, and the Frank and Rosa Rhodes Scholarship. Sabrina looks to invite you to her upcoming solo exhibition at the Bahnhof Gallery, NYC this fall.