Sarah H. Paulson lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Her practice remains focused on The Performative. She creates drawings using her feet, or other body parts, and relies on environmental circumstances to dictate the duration of the act of mark-making. Such circumstances include the length of a song on the radio, the time it takes to reach orgasm, the movement of a dancing body on the television, or the length of time the artist can refrain from breathing, to name a few.
As she archives personal experience, Paulson allows the boundaries and overlaps between past and present, sexual encounters, human interaction, violence, power, and public vs. private to surface. The works serve as documents of these private, or semi-private, performances.
Paulson's primary practice exists within the context of her 10-year collaboration with Holly Faurot. Holly Faurot & Sarah H. Paulson create large-scale, endurance-oriented performance artworks that exist between the realms of performance art and dance. Their work has been performed internationally in galleries/venues including NYCAMS (NY Center for Art & Media Studies), NY; English Kills Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NY; NurtureArt, Brooklyn, NY; The Chocolate Factory Theater, Brooklyn, NY; P.I.T. (Projects In Transit), Brooklyn, NY; the Harold Clurman Center for New Works in Movement and Dance Theatre at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, NY; Villa Feuerlösche, Prenning, Austria; Open Art Gallery, Beijing, China, among others.
For more information on Faurot & Paulson's collaborative work go to www.faurotpaulson.com
(photo by Emily Poole)