Sarah Kusa creates sculpture and installations that explore tensions between vulnerability and power, searching out intersections where the two coexist, however precariously. Her mixed-media artworks are rooted in abstraction and use a spare material language to ask questions about connection, protection and resilience. Kusa’s work takes forms ranging from abstract bodies to three-dimensional drawings to pliable boundaries that interact with the viewer’s own body. Materials and gestures are central to her work. Kusa has exhibited her work throughout the United States and was awarded a 2017/2018 Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists and has participated in residencies at MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) and Ragdale (Illinois). She lives and works in Saint Paul, Minnesota.


33 Views, Second Shift Studio Space Curatorial Projects, Saint Paul, MN
Structured, Joan Mondale Gallery, Textile Center, Saint Paul, MN

Ties We Keep, Quarter Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2017/2018 Jerome Fellowship Exhibition, MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Provisions, Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, Fridley, MN (collaboration as Surface Lab)

Arsenal, Arts + Literature Laboratory, Madison, WI

Unanchored, Silverwood Park Gallery, Saint Anthony, MN
inDIVISIBLE, Eclipse Mill Gallery, North Adams, MA
Food for Thought, Sechrest Gallery, High Point University, High Point, NC