Born in Providence, RI, Mizer earned her MFA from VCU and currently lives and works in Richmond. She is Assistant Professor and Administrative Director of the Art Foundation Program at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Born 1981, Providence, RI
Lives and works in Richmond, VA
MFA Virginia Commonwealth University
BFA Alfred University
Select Solo Exhibitions
of most excellent fancy. Crate Project Space . Hendersonville, NC
The Lemon Project, Vestibule 102, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
My pleasure, Greymatter Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Kevin Costner told me to, (collaboration with John Henry Blatter: sound installation), X Gallery, Richmond, VA
Lucidity, Anderson Gallery, Richmond VA
Select Group Exhibitions
Radio Galaxy, Bronx Arts Space, Bronx, NY
ART, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
In Residence, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Houston, TX
AACG Glassville, Invitational . The Center for Craft, Creativity, & Design . Asheville, NC
Dining and Discourse . Houston Center for Contemporary Craft . Houston, TX
Art We Use . Dairy Barn Arts Center . Athens, OH
Topsoil . Houston Center for Contemporary Craft . Houston, TX
Ambiguity and Interface (through 2014) curated by Ray Cass and Dr. Howard Risatti . Taubman Museum . Roanoke, VA
Missed Connections . Reynolds Gallery . Richmond, VA
Refracting Light . Reynolds Gallery . Richmond VA
(GLasS)PHANTasMOGORia-(a) . Gallery A . Richmond, VA
Washington Project for the Arts . curated by Paul Thulin . Washington DC
Full Fathom Five . Jenkins Johnson Gallery . NY NY
Pixilerations [v.8] . RISD + Brown University . Providence RI
2D3D Drawing in the Post Digital Age . WuHo Gallery . Los Angeles CA
Tacit . Visual Arts Center . Richmond VA
Small Wonder . 1708 Gallery . Richmond VA
2nd Annual Juried Art Show – Riverviews Artspace . Lynchburg VA
Another Roadside Attraction, a Billboard project . Richmond VA
Summer Solstice . Page Bond Gallery . Richmond VA
The Fiction Project . Art House Co-Op . Brooklyn NY
New Waves . Contemporary Art Center of Virginia . VA Beach VA
Emerging Sculptors . Riverviews Artspace . Lynchburg VA
Curated by Erin Stover-Sickmen
Small Wonder . 1708 Gallery . Richmond VA
Faces . Anton Arts Center . Mount Clemens MI
6x6x2009 . Rochester Contemporary Art Center . Rochester NY
Group Exhibitions . Reynolds Gallery . Richmond VA
Introductions3 . Irvine Contemporary . Washington DC
Group Exhibition . Reynolds Gallery . Richmond VA
Almost Famous2 . Reynolds Gallery . Richmond VA
First Year Extravaganza . FAB Gallery . Richmond VA
Micro. (Senior Show) Exhibition Space. Alfred NY
She and I. (Two person exhibition) Student Gallery . Alfred NY
Alfred Cooks . Chappell Gallery . Boston MA
Construct Context Code . ArtSite . Wellsville NY
I Love a Good Piece of Glass . White House Books . Corning NY
Annual Student Juried Exhibition . Fodsdick Nelson Gallery . Alfred NY
“Sharing is Caring.” Foundations in Art: Theory and Education, National Conference. 2017. Kansas City, MO.
Mizer, Sarah and Armstrong, Elissa. “Thinking about the Fundamentals.” Design Principles and Practices Conference. 2017. Toronto, ON.
Armstrong, Elissa; Mizer, Sarah and Molnar, Valerie. “In cahoots, connecting communities.” Twelfth International Conference on the Arts in Society. 2017. Paris, FR.
Mizer, Sarah . “Glass is so hot right now…”” Confluence of Art Making Disciplines in Glass”. SECAC Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. October, 2015
Mizer, Sarah and Armstrong, Elissa. “Foundation: The original interdisciplinary Programs.” Mid-America College Art Association Conference, Mash-Up: Navigating Art and Academia in this Millennium. University of Texas, San Antonio. October 2014.
Mizer, Sarah. “Visual Textures, Juror’s talk” Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts. May 2, 2014.
Mizer, Sarah and Blatter, John-Henry. “Teaching Fine Art and Design: Through, with and around Technology.” Tenth Annual Technology, Knowledge and Society International Conference. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Madrid, Spain. February 6-7, 2014. round table presentation.
Mizer, Sarah. “Visiting Artist Presentation.” University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. October 16, 2013. UWM Foundation Program visiting lecture.
Mizer, Sarah and Armstrong, Elissa.”Art School Confidential.” National Association for College Admission Counseling Annual Conference. Metro Toronto Convention Center. Toronto, Canada. September 19-21, 2013. learning lounge presentation.
Mizer, Sarah and Armstrong, Elissa. “Foundation Programs: Design versus Art or Art and Design.” Eighth International Conference on Arts in Society. Eötvös Loránd University. Budapest, Hungary. June 24-26, 2013. round table presentation.
Mizer, Sarah. “Artist Presentation.” University of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, Ohio. January 30, 2013. presentation of personal and professional work.
Mizer, Sarah. “Artist Presentation.” Kent State University. Kent, Ohio. 2009. presentation of personal and professional work.
Penland School of Crafts, AIR
The Studios of Key West. AIR
Houston Center For Contemporary Craft . AIR
Anderson Ranch Arts Center . Artist in Residence
Haystack Mountain School of Craft . Open Studio Residency
Haystack Mountain School of Craft . Drawing Workshop
Anderson Ranch Arts Center . Sculpture Workshop
Taking inspiration from depictions of nature throughout art history with particular focus on the way in which 16th & 17th-century vanitas still-life paintings explore themes of transience, Sarah Mizer renders nature’s assorted greenery from alley volunteers to champion bouquets.
Sarah’s work has exhibited at venues such as Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Chrysler Museum of Art, the Taubman Museum, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, The Center for Craft Creativity and Design and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts. Via material and display, Mizer employs her illustrations to present themes of time and fragility. With a concentration in glass, Sarah earned her BFA from Alfred University and her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Mizer has continued her material-focused research as Artist in Residence at Mountain Lake Biological Station, Penland School for Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and the Studios of Key West.