EDUCATION

2010    MFA   University of Wisconsin - Madison

2009    MA     University of Wisconsin – Madison

2006    BFA    Murray State University, magna cum laude

 

AWARDS

2015                Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists, Recipient in the Emerging Artist Category

                        Third Prize, GoogleWorks 10th Annual Juried Exhibition

2012                Full Funding, including travel, to attend the Hawaii Artist Collaboration

2009               BLINK Grant Recipient, Madison Arts Commission.

                        Brooks Scholarship, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO                   

                        Travel Award, University of Wisconsin - Madison

2008               Albert K. Murray Scholarship                                   

                        University Wide Fellowship, University of Wisconsin - Madison

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016                Haul Away Home, Bolivar Art Gallery, Lexington, KY

2015                Haul Away Home, Gallery 2622, Milwaukee, WI

2013                To Perch: Collection of Vexillum Aves, 10th Street Gallery, Milwaukee,WI

2010                Chapter One: In which Strange finds a tool and adopts a new aesthetic. Doppler PDX, Portland, OR

                        Monodrama: In Two Acts, MFA Thesis Exhibition, UW – Madison

2009                Mobile Museum of Material Culture: A Library of Things You Want to See, BLINK funded public art work,                                      Collaboration with Kara Ginther, Madison, WI

                        ”Here’s everything I know,” she said. Museum of Material Culture, MA Thesis Exhibition Collaboration                                         Kara Ginther, Commonwealth Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016                The Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship for Individual Artists 2015,                                            Haggerty Museum of Art

                        GoggleWorks 10th Annual Juried Exhibition, Lydia Panas, Reading, PA

                        Rituals: A Colllection of Quilts, Jazz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

                        Warped Milwaukee - Transitions, Jazz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2015                The Catalyst Project, Carroll University, Maxon Hall, Waukesha, WI

                        Twenty Sisters, Gallery 1308, Madison, WI

2014                Ayzha Fine Arts, Milwaukee, WI

                        Warped Milwaukee - Motif, Jazz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2013                A Collaborative Collection; Subconscious Desires – Hidden Visions, 10th Street Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2012                (Un)Finished, Effjay Projekts, Sheboygan, WI

                       Story of Six, Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN

                       Decoy, Saskatchewan Craft Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

2011                Chapter Two: In Which Strange invents a tool and is tasked with finding its purpose. Hide House                                      Milwaukee, WI

                        Things on Strings, MARN Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

                        Racine and Vicinity Show, RAM Wustum Museum, Racine, WI

2010                Artifact, Saskatchewan Craft Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

                        Forward, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL

2009                Murray State University Alumni Show, Curris Center Gallery

                        What’s the Big Idea?, 3D/4D Review Show, UW - Madison

                        Selected Works from UW:Madison MFA Program, Gail Floether Steinhilber Art Gallery, Oshkosh, WI

                         Round Two, 2nd Year Graduate Review Show, UW - Madison

2008                Who, What, Where, Why? Video a Go Go, WYOU Channel 4, Madison, WI

                         25 Years, Clara M. Eagle Art Gallery, Murray, KY

 

WORKS CITED

"Art City Asks: Maggie Sasso", by Jessica Zalewski Schafer, July 1, 2016

"Nohl Fellowship Artists Go Big", Kat Minerath, Wisconsin Gazette, June 16, 2016

"Too Much Sea for Amateurs" by Sarah Archer, and "Unmooring the Past: Art, History, and the Milwaukee Breakwater Lighthouse", Laura Meine, Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists 2015 Catalog, June 2016, pg. 37-41.

“Surface Design Journal: Transgressing Traditions”, Spring 2016, pg. 58

"Art review: GoggleWorks annual juried show one of its best", Ron Schira, Reading Eagle, May 29, 2016

"From Morehead to Murray on Display at UK", Whitney Hale, University of Kentucky News, Jan 13, 2016.

“Rooted: Creating a Sense of Place: Contemporary Studio Furniture”, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd,: 1 edition (July 28, 2015)

 “Art-A-Go-Go with Maggie Sasso”, 30 minute Radio Interview with Kat Minerath. March, 31, 2015

“Shepherd Express”. Review, “Sewings for Seafarers in ‘Haul Away Home’” by Tyler Friedman. April, 23, 2015.

Cricket Toes”. “Haul Away Home: Maggie Sasso’s Maritime Exhibition of Life & Death on Land”. Review by Mary Dally-Muenzmair. March 27, 2015.

Terrace Views”. “5 Sneak Peeks into ‘Twenty-Three Sisters’” Interview by Kayla Schmidt. August 20, 2014.

“Pandora’s Box”, Southport Press, Image selected for publication, Kenosha, WI, 2011.

Brian Standing, “Blink! Again”, Documentary Subject, Extensive interview and coverage of the Mobile Museum of Material Culture, www.prolefeedstudios.com.

Bex Quiggly, “ART, the annual news journal for our alumni and friends”, “Grad Student Profile”, Interview, exhibition announcement with photograph, Madison, WI, December 25, 2009, http://art.wisc.edu/newsletter/post/Grad-Student-Profile.aspx

"Madisonian: Maggie Sasso -- She's a woodworker and an expert in "found stuff"" George Hesselberg, “Wisconsin State Journal”, Interview, exhibition announcement with photograph, Madison, WI, November 1, 2009, pg. D1

“Women in REDZINE”, Image Selected for Publication, Madison, WI, 2008, Vol 1. Edition 2. pg. 10.

Diane Heilenman, “The Courier-Journal”, Review, Louisville, KY, Sunday, August 5, 2007 pg. 13

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Current            Adjunct Faculty, MIAD, Milwaukee, WI

2013                Teaching Assistant, Haystack School of Craft

2011                Instructor, The Crucible, Oakland, CA. Youth Woodturning

2010                Lecturer/Visiting Artist, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR.

                        Introduction to Wood (109), and Systems and Drawers (303)

2009-2010       Instructor of Record, University of Wisconsin - Madison

                        Three Dimensional Design (4 sections)

2008-2009       Project Assistant, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Woodshop Technician

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Current            Secretary on the Board of Trustees, Furniture Society

2012-14           Operations Director, Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, Milwaukee, WI

2013                Creative Pathways Fourm, MIAD, Milwaukee, WI

2012                Curator ofLevitas/Gravitas Exhibition, MARN, Milwaukee, WI

                        Artist-In-Residence, 10th Street Gallery, Milwaukee, WI.

                        Contributing Artist, Emma Collaboration, Saskatchewan Craft Council, SK Canada

2011-2012       Curatorial Protegee, Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, Milwaukee, WI

2010                Exhibition Designer and Maker, Madison Children’s Museum

                        Design and build a permanent installation entitled The What Not Spot. 

2009                Project Assistant, University of Wisconsin - Madison

                        Woodshop Technician

                        Visiting Artist, Murray State University, Murray, KY.

2008                Visiting Artist, UW-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI.