Sarah Sproule is an emerging artist from Hamilton, Ontario and is currently pursuing her BFA in Studio Art at McMaster University. Along with her formal education she has worked alongside artists throughout the city as artist’s assistant’s furthering her education through practical research and experience in sculpture, mold making, and ceramics. She has exhibited her work around the Hamilton and Burlington area.
In her studio practice Sarah is working in both 2D and 3D, with a focus on the casting and mold making process. She is using ideal figural forms of busts, and recreating them in the abject by manipulating both the mold and the object. Her work is primarily in ceramics, slip casting, plaster, and wax, exploring how these mediums work in conversation with one another.
As well as studio work, she is interested in practice led research, bringing academic studies in psychiatry, feminism, literature, and art history and theory into process and material work. Sarah considers herself a feminist artist, with a practice that involves themes of performative femininity, trauma, grief, and sexual assault. A partial list of her influences includes, Liz Magor, Janine Antoni, Louise Bourgeois, Sherrie Levine, and Kiki Smith.