Texas Art House | Margo Sawyer
Texas Art House is a contemporary gallery in the heart of the Texas Hill Country dedicated to supporting artists with strong ties to the region and celebrating Texas culture.
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Margo Sawyer

ABOUT

Margo Sawyer was born in the United States and brought up in England where she received most of her formal education. Sawyer studied foundation at the Brighton Polytechnic Faculty of Art and Design; she then received a B.A. Honors Degree from the Chelsea School of Art in London. Her interest in contemporary American art led her back to the United States. She attended the sculpture program at Yale University and received an M.F.A. in 1982.

Throughout her career, Sawyer has created installations which translate the notion of an ancient sacred space into a contemporary vocabulary. The artist is particularly interested in relationships between the experience of space and the experience of transcendence – and the ways in which the architectural and ritual converge to create a forum for contemplation and reflection. Recently, Sawyer’s practice has focused on creating large scale – often public – installations that combine her parallel interests in art and architecture.

Sawyer’s work has been exhibited both nationally in New York, Los Angeles, New Haven, Houston, Dallas, Austin and internationally in the United Kingdom, Italy, India and Japan. In addition to her career as an artist, Sawyer is a Professor of Sculpture and Extended Media in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin.

Most recently, the 84th Texas Legislature named her 2015 Texas State Artist 3D.

Margo Sawyer 'in excelsius' 84" x 84" x 3" steel, copper, brass, wood and velvet 1990-91
Margo Sawyer 'in excelsius' 84" x 84" x 3" steel, copper, brass, wood and velvet 1990-91
Margo Sawyer "orb - light within" 36 dia steel, plaster, 24k gold leaf 1990
Margo Sawyer "orb - light within" 36 dia steel, plaster, 24k gold leaf 1990
Margo Sawyer 'ascension' 60 x 28 dia steel, copper, anodized aluminum, gold leaf 1992
Margo Sawyer 'ascension' 60 x 28 dia steel, copper, anodized aluminum, gold leaf 1992
Margo Sawyer wall sculpture Index for Contemplation 2016
Margo Sawyer. Index for Contemplation. 2016. 17 x 25 x 3. Powder coat, Japanese Silver Leaf and Palladium Leaf on Steel.
Margo Sawyer. Reflected and Refracted Light. 2013. 15 x 18.5 x 3.5.
Top View. Refracted and Reflected Light. Margo Sawyer. 2013