b. Florence, AL; Lives and works in Richmond, VA

Sarah Irvin’s art explores the cultural resonance and social significance of mothering as a practice of care. Irvin brings the durational events and material objects of child-rearing into contexts that reveal their relations to the economy, public health, language, and more. Irvin has developed an interdisciplinary practice that is poetic yet pragmatic, blending analog and digital processes including painting, sculpture, video, and installation to investigate -- and abstract -- trauma, embodiment, and routine alike. She documents her labor and mental processes instead of her form, articulating a subjectivity that is open to possibility rather than essentially gendered and explicitly individual.